As promised, this is our final piece on Grand Cayman before we head out to Equador tomorrow morning. We've had a fun filled week that kicked off with the very entertaining Superbowl, well at least it was an action packed 4th Qtr anyways! We joined Courtney and Brian's friends at Coconut Joe's for the festivities and enjoyed watching the game outside on a large patio with multiple screens... definitely a great way to take in the game.
We haven't had the best of weather since last weekend. It has been extremely windy, which has limited our outdoor activities. Don't get me wrong, it has still been a warm 25 degrees with sunshine, but we were not able to see Stingray City because the waves were too strong.
One of my goals (Cam) was to complete my PADI Open Water Certification. After having some sinus issues trying to complete the certification in the frigid waters of Vancouver, learning to scuba in warm waters with tropical wildlife was a very exciting piece to our Cayman adventure. We had a fantastic dive instructor Tara who was very patient and made the experience a highlight. I cannot begin to describe how amazing the dive spots were... 40 foot reef walls with deep valleys and caves. We saw a stingray, sea turtle, lobsters, squid and hundreds of neon fish of various shapes and sizes. I would highly recommend going on a dive with Tara and her husband Dan (who reside on Pender Island BC in the summer months). If ever in Grand Cayman look up Ambassador Divers at www.ambassadordivers.com
After completing my scuba certification it was back to the usual, fun in the sun! We've spent every day hanging on the beach and getting into the water as much as possible... which is basically the way of life on the island. We've gone snorkeling, toured the island, had beach BBQ parties and even went on an old pirate ship for an all-you-can-drink evening.
We've really enjoyed our stay with friends on Grand Cayman Island. It was a relaxing and carefree way to start our adventure. We're off to Equador tomorrow and should be on the Galapagos Islands within a couple days. Internet access with undoubtedly become more scarce, so look for another installment later next week.