Dive Site Name: McCurley's Wall
Location: 40 minutes drive from the dock
Like its Old Man Bay neighbors, McCurley's wall is shallow on top, with just 40 feet in places, but the drop-off is just as steep and magnificent as you would expect from Grand Cayman's eastern dives. This shallow top makes the dive easy and accessible for all levels of diver, but it's perfect for the seasoned pros too! Not only can you maximize your bottom time by coming up shallow for the latter part of the dive, but you can also enjoy the visually mind-blowing effect of dropping down to 80+ feet and having the wall extending up far above your head. It feels so much deeper than it is!
Look closely at the black coral and deep-sea fans for Neck Crabs, a type of decorator crab. These crabs take pieces of their habitat, such as algae and detritus, and place them upon their bodies as camouflage. Don't try this trick yourself; placing office stationery on your head to hide from your boss doesn't work!
East of the pin, a narrow chimney is accessible from a crack in the wall at around 80 feet depth. This chimney makes for an exciting way to shallow up from the dive and gives divers a real sense of change as they transition from the deep blue wall below to the dazzling reef shelf above.
Ocean Frontiers Dive Shop is located on the remote East End of Grand Cayman. Founded in 1996 with one dive boat and a dream to introduce divers to the wonders of East End diving, the company has grown into one of Cayman’s premier dive operations with a reputation for legendary customer service and having the island’s friendliest staff. Ocean Frontiers is also recognized as one of the most conservation-minded dive operators in the Cayman Islands with a long history of promoting ocean protection through its company programs, and an unwavering support for outside environmental projects. The winner of Project AWARE’s Environmental Achievement Award in 2004 and 2010, Ocean Frontiers has again been recognized in 2012. The company also received the PADI Green Star Dive Center accreditation in 2012 for demonstrating a dedication to conservation, the first dive operator in the Cayman Islands to receive this distinction.