CAYMAN ISLANDS SCUBA DIVE SHIPWRECK


Morning, guys. It’s day three of our trip, and we are in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and we’re going to go scuba diving. It’s still really early. It’s 6:30 in the morning. Quite Caribbean morning, you know. We’ve arrived in Georgetown, which is the capital of Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman Islands. This place is cool. It was uninhabited for awhile, but then became a pirate hangout. The first actual visitor was Sir Francis Drake who was a legally sanctioned pirate. The queen ordered him to sack all the Spanish ships bringing silver and gold from the New World. Basically, the reason people came here is because of the turtles. Back in the day, turtle was a good food source if you were a sailor because you could keep it alive on the ship until you wanted to eat it. So, there were lots of turtles here, which meant that people stopped here to reprovision their ships. Anyway, we’re going to go scuba diving and hopefully see some wildlife in the wild. Grand Cayman means: the name comes from “Caiman,” which is a Spanish word for the American alligator Supposedly , when settlers first came here back in the 1700s, there were lots of alligators and lizards. Anyways, cool little town; definitely a very Caribbean vibe. Colorful buildings and pretty laid back. So, let’s see where the day takes us. We have our equipment, and we are heading down to the boat. We’re going to do two dives today in two different locations. We’re going up the west coast of the island. I hope we get to see some wildlife. It’s supposed to have very clear water. Are you ready to submerse yourself? Let’s dive into it. Let’s jump into the action. Let’s just do it. All right, guys. Well, it’s time to get suited. We’re doing a deep dive first. We’re going down a shute It’s called the Big Dipper, so it should be a pretty big dip. It’s probably about 15 feet across, and we’re going to come out about 80 feet onto the wall. I cannot believe how healthy that corral reef looked. There’s so much corral down there, and then all those little sea-snake looking things I guess are called garden eels. There were thousands of them. They were so cool. How about you, Mark? Yes, super clear visibility, very warm. You look like a raccoon. I know. One more dive to go. Awesome. So this is now a reef and wreck dive. The wreck goes by the name of the Oro Verde It was a boat that would come from Jamaica. It would start with bananas that were green, and by the time they got here, they were gold. And that’s where the name Green Gold came from. Time to put the regulators back in the mouths, and go for a dive. This one is a little bit more shallow than our last dive, but there’s a ship wreck down there. So it should be pretty cool. Well, that was absolutely amazing. So fun to get back into the water and scuba dive.. I was really taken aback by the ship wreck, just seeing how nature can reclaim something man-made like that was really cool. The ship boards in about an hour and a half, so we have a little bit of time for a walk through Georgetown. We spent all morning swimming with fish; We’ve just seen the local fishermen cleaning the fish. I think fish is what’s for lunch. Snapper Cayman style. Nice light fish We’re back on the ship. It’s time for dinner. Going to the RedFrog Pub. We’re going to have a drink or two and some pub food. Let’s go. A little Black and Tan and checkers. Dinner is done. Had some fun in the sun. And now we’re going to finish the night with a little arcade gaming. 26,000 in Fireball Fury. All right, guys. Well, it’s the last stop on our week-long cruise. Right now we’re in Cozumel. Pretty incredible. We started in Miami, made it to the highlands of Jamaica; went scuba diving in Grand Cayman, and spent today ATV- ing through the jungles of Cozumel. It’s been our first cruise. Hadn’t done it before. My conclusions would be that it’s really low cost, low stress way to see a lot of places in one week. I think the biggest benefit is that you’re going to a different country everyday. You don’t have to repack. You just get back on the ship, which is a combination of a floating city and an overnight train. So you just travel by night, wake up in a new country. Do a little day trip and then come back. So it’s been cool. New experience. If you guys feel like checking out cruises, definitely check out Carnival’s website. We’ll put a link in the info box below. If you enjoyed this video, make sure you guys give it a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers, if you have not already. In the meantime, stay curious, keep exploring and we’ll see you guys on the road. Peace.

38 thoughts on “CAYMAN ISLANDS SCUBA DIVE SHIPWRECK”

  1. +vagabrothers Of all of the beautiful islands in the Caribbean why did you choose to feature the two most anti-gay countries?
    Gay subscribers plz stay safe and Google search Cayman homophobia and Jamaica homophobia before spending your hard-earned cash to fund these repressive countries.
    There are many other beautiful islands in the Caribbean that deserve your attention.

  2. Awesomeness guys, really epic footage. The cruise looks pretty sweet. By the way greetings from your hometown! I'm hanging out at a hostel in Ocean Beach right now. Pretty nice town.

  3. You guys rock.. Love the Channel Cozumel is awesome and If you every go back, make sure you check out a place called "Rio Secreto". You may need special permission to Video this place as none of us were able to take cameras when we went but I think that was due to them selling photos to make money.. Would be way worth your time, 🙂 . I went there in 2013 and going back in June this year to do it again 🙂

  4. Hey guys, great to see you on Periscope! Gabe and I were like whoa.. We've never really used it much so it was crazy to see a familiar name. Get in touch if you wanna hang in SD sometime!!

  5. Did you mention that the Great North Wall is second only to the Great Barrier Reef? I may have missed that in your narrative but that is what I remember from my dive there almost 40 years ago. Awesome video!

  6. Cruising the big Carnival city, Jamaica Highlands and Cayman scuba diving was fabulous. Loved the drone shots, the Grouper buddy, the education, editing…all awesome but……really wanted to hear Marko kill that karaoke song. Ha! Thanks Vagabros, you two are still rocking it!

  7. yo vagabrothers !! u guys are killing it!! like i said if you guys ever decide to come visit australia let me know!!! will def hook something up!! much love the setus

  8. You guys r so good at this!! Do you edit it yourself or someone else does it for you cuz this stuff is just amazing!! Going gaga over vaga!!

  9. This is amazing! So many colors under the water. One of the best things I've ever done was to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, this reminds me of that 🙂

  10. Great video! Just wanted to let you guys know that the iguanas shown in the video aren't indigenous to Cayman; they're actually green Honduran iguanas which arrived after Hurricane Ivan. The iguana that is indigenous is the Cayman Blue Iguana and is actually highly endangered.

  11. DiveNazi reminds you….thumbs up is a signal for "I'm going to the surface", not to be used for "This is so cool!"

  12. Consider getting a red filter for your camera; it will bring out the coral and fish's true colors, instead of everything being washed in blue!

  13. If you’re not certified, are you able to get a class then participate in this?Looks amazing and I’ll be there this summer. Thank you!

  14. The Cayman Islands are amazing. My wife and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary down there. The scuba diving was great.

  15. Who did you do your dive through? Was it through the carnival shore excursion or a local charter? Seemed like your boat wasn't hella full of people, I'm padi certified and planning a trip there.

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