Overall, the Turtle Nest Inn
snorkel area provides an
excellent site for Grand Cayman snorkeling.
The variety and abundance of
coral and fish species combined
with the rejuvenation of coral
formations and fish nurseries
makes this site sensitive.
Turtle Nest Inn snorkel area
presents a spectacular glimpse
of juvenile fish species and
coral formations -- directly off
shore! On the southeastern side
of the site, outlining the
fringing reef, lies an
encrustation of Elkhorn coral,
Staghorn coral and giant Brain
corals. Extending from the sandy
shore, large beds of turtle
grass stretches into thick
patches. Scattered between the
turtle grass and the fringing
reef, lies a selection of soft
and hard coral formations.
Various aquatic vertebrates and
invertebrates thrive in the
coral heads. To the southwestern
area of the site lies a diverse
genus of Brain coral, including
a rare giant Brain coral. The
principal fish identification
relates a healthy cradle of
juvenile species. The nearby
channel provides access for
larger species to enter into the
shallow reef creating an
extensive biological diversity.
The Turtle grass area provides a
healthy bed for fish nurseries.