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“great dive site”
Review of Babylon

Ranked #70 of 176 things to do in Grand Cayman
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Owner description: One of the 50 dive sites to be found off Grand Cayman's East End.
Newark DE
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great dive site”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Lots of fish good coral life A little out of the way on the north wall but worth going to It is possible to go from shore but it is a long swim

Visited December 2012
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Ithaca, New York
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“For advanced divers only!”
Reviewed 22 December 2012

After some advice from an Ocean Frontiers employee, we decided to dive "Julie's Wall down to "Babylon". The parking spot for this site is directly across from Rosebud Dr. on Old Robin Rd. about a 1/4 mile west of the Queen's Monument. Previously, we started on Babylon and worked our way east from there.
1) The surf was gentle and the kick out was uneventful, albeit, fairly long. When we hit the ball, we noticed a slight E-W current, so our plan to dive towards Babylon was intact. Having never dived this portion of the North Wall, we didn't know what to expect. OMG! The wall was absolutely spectacular! Prehistoric comes to mind when trying to come up with a way to describe it. The "sort of" swim-through as you leave "Julie's" and enter "Babylon" is so cool! Pinnacles abound here and there is almost too much to take in at one time. We cut back towards the reef in a cavern and ran right into the "Babylon" pin. The reef in this area was, by far, the most colorful and healthiest of any I have seen on the island in years. We made our way back in towards the beach and didn't want to surface, knowing that it was our last dive of the trip. What a way to finish off the week and make me wanting to come back asap!

Visited February 2012
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Grand Cayman
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing wall dive!”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Great site and worth diving! Just be careful when shore diving as my friends and I were recently robbed. We left the car keys under a rock off to the side and someone found the keys, unlocked the car and stole our cash, cellphones, watches, and sunglasses.

Visited September 2012
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