Years ago, before banking and tourism were big in Grand Cayman, the main industry was fishing. The fishermen would work the seas all day and return to the protection of the reef in the north sound to clean their catch. After years of throwing the entrails overboard the stingrays began gathering in the area on the shallow sand bars. The stingrays would feast on the free meal. Soon the stingrays began to associate the sound of fishing boats with food. In the late 1970s Scuba divers starting feeding the stingrays squid, which is one of their favorite dishes. Before long, dozens of rays would show up each day to be fed, attracted by the boat engines and the memory of an easy meal. Today, Stingray City and stingray sand bar are major attractions on the island. You have the opportunity to interact directly with the rays in their environment. Stingray City is Grand Cayman's most popular attraction for snorkelers and non-swimmers. Enjoy this unique experience of touching and feeding a stingray, together with snorkeling amongst magnificent coral reefs and colorful tropical fish. The Stingray City Sandbar is a fun place and is suitable for everyone.
This unique card provides a detailed depiction of Stingray City on Grand Cayman Island. Each waterproof card is printed on both sides, made of durable PVC plastic and is designed to be taken on the dive. They are also 3-hole punched to fit in standard log books or on lanyards. Card measures (W x L) 5.5" x 8.5" (14cm x 21.6cm) and makes a great gift idea.