Georgetown, Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands Shipwrecks by Semi-Sub & National Museum
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 2 Hours
board a state-of-the-art semi-submarine developed for comfort and maximum viewing of the shallow reefs. it departs from the dock right by the cruise ship pier in george town. the vessel does not submerge; instead you descend into the hull of this cruising underwater observatory and sit in air-conditioned comfort five feet below the surface of the water.
as you explore you will view an abundance of marine life through large, clear windows.
view a dramatic shipwreck, the cali -- a steel schooner built in 1900. this ship ran aground 100 yards off the coast of grand cayman in 1944. a knowledgeable marine expert will provide answers to your questions and informational narration on the amazing underwater world around you.
the semi-submarine takes you to see the wreck of the balboa -- a 375-foot freighter that was traveling from cayman to cuba in 1932 when she encountered one of the worst hurricanes in the island's history.
return to the pier and the crew will escort you to the cayman islands national museum.