Clearly Cayman Dive Log – Orange Canyon
Craig, Cobalt Coast’s new general manager, moved from Wales, UK to work with Reef Divers when he realized he could make a living doing what he loved. Recently promoted from dive operations manager, he brings seven years’ experience with our company to his new position.
Orange Canyon is among Craig’s favorite dives on Grand Cayman, because it has something for everyone. Divers take in the beautiful panorama of the reef as they descend. Many nooks and crannies in the canyon walls provide places to find and photograph lobsters, crabs, and stations where Pederson shrimp stay busy cleaning grouper of parasites, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Craig alerts divers to be on the lookout for gigantic elephant ear sponges along the wall at 70’–80′, with swimming green morays, triggerfish, and turtles normally at 45’–60′ deep. With garden eels, stingrays, and eagle rays in the sandy flats, Craig’s assertion rings true—that this dive is truly a “diver’s buffet.”