Mike Bryant's Dive Trips, Photo Galleries

New wreck, small turtle

Green Sea Turtle

Deck winches

Winches, well encrusted

now

Wheelhouse

Horse-eye Jacks in

wheelhouse

Horse-Eye jacks

Horse-Eye jacks

Southern Stingray

White spotted Filefish

White spotted Filefish,

colors vary

Scrawled Filefish

Scrawled Filefish

Scrawled Filefish, feeding

on seafan

Scrawled Filefish, feeding

on seafan

Longspine Squirrelfish

Trumpetfish

Nassau Grouper

Nassau Grouper, big, at

least 20lbs

Nassau Grouper

Nassau Grouper, being

"cleaned" by small

gobies

Nassau Grouper, juvenile

Spanish Hogfish cleaning

gills

Goatfish and Snappers

Dog Snappers

Grunts

Schoolmasters

Caesar Grunts

Schoolmasters

Spanish Hogfish

Spanish Hogfish

Hogfish

Mutton Snapper

Tiger Grouper

Tiger Grouper

Fairy Basslet

Fairy Basslet

Juvenile Spotted Drum

Juvenile Spotted Drum,

constantly moving,

remarkably annoying to

focus on

Juvenile Spotted Drum

Yellowhead Jawfish, live

in burrows

Yellowhead Jawfish

Yellowhead Jawfish

Sailfin Blenny

Sailfin Blenny, pop out of

their hole than drop back

in again--rapidly

Sailfin Blenny, the only

one I have ever got fully

out of their hole.

Sailfin Blenny fully out of

hole. This took 45

minutes of unusual

patience for me...

French Angelfish

French Angelfish

French Angelfish

Gray Angelfish

Gray Angelfish. It's by an

old anchor chain

Gray Angelfish

Tarpon--big, about three

feet

Tarpon

Horse-Eye Jacks

Great Barracuda

Great Barracuda, they

like to hang around under

the boat

Great Barracuda

Great Barracuda, this one

about four feet

Great Barracuda

Grand and Little Cayman, October 2016

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It's been sixteen years since we were last in the Cayman Islands. This trip was on the

Cayman Aggressor, starting in Grand Cayman and moving on. Sadly we only got to

spend a few days in Little Cayman due to weather problems, certainly not the crew or

the boats fault.

We see many changes since 2000.  Several new deliberately sunk ships provide

additional interest and habitat. The invasive Lionfish certainly weren't there in 2000.

The good news is that there is a huge resurgence of large Nassau Grouper in Little

Cayman.  There are now some effective conservation efforts by the people of Little

Cayman and they are supported by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, based

in Florida.

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