What is Bloody Bay Wall?
a world-famous dive site featuring sheer vertical walls, excellent visibilty and incredible marine life
One of the most pristine underwater sites in the world, Bloody Bay Wall is part of a unique ocean reef system surrounding Little Cayman Island, a popular destination for scuba divers in the British West Indies. The unusual characteristics of the reef's architecture provide exceptional underwater visibility, and a diverse profusion of marine life thrives on and about its submerged cliff walls.
The Cayman Islands are part of an undersea mountain range, the flattened tips just barely emerging from the water to form the islands. Clinging to the tops and sides of these mountains, in the shallower water that rings the islands, is one of the richest accumulations of coral-reef marine life anywhere in the world. At Bloody Bay Wall, on the north shore of Little Cayman Island, the sea floor ends abruptly at a depth of only 18 - 25 feet, dropping off into a 6,000 foot vertical cliff. Many types of hard and soft coral grow along it's craggy face. Sharing living space with the corals are vivid yellow tube sponges, red rope sponges and wonderous sea fans. Thousands of mobile creatures inhabit the wall as well, some seeking the wall's excellent protection from predators, and others searching its shelters for prey. Tiny shrimp, brittlestars, Christmas tree worms, lobsters, sea cucumbers, moray eels, and countless varieties of small brilliantly colored fish coexist in timeless balance. Turtles, stingrays, eagle rays, baracudas, groupers and sharks are often found swimming nearby.
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