Our final stop of the cruise was Grand Cayman. This is a well known upscale resort island. It is also well known for its offshore banking industry, which was very evident as you walked around the town center.
This time we decided on a little different tour. We signed up for the Atlantis submarine tour. We double checked to ensure that it was in fact a submarine. In some places, the advertised submarine is really a boat made to look like a sub, but is actually a surface vessel with a sea thru hull. Since this was a tender port, we took the tender to shore and then another boat out to the submarine buoy. As we approached the mooring, the sub was not in sight. When we were within a 100 yards of the mooring the submarine surfaced in front of us, as it was returning from the previous tour.
The tour lasted a little over an hour and took us over one of the reefs near shore down to a depth of 120 feet. The reef was not in the best condition but the visibility good given the thickness of the glass viewing ports holding the water out. At one point, we hovered over a trench that dropped over a thousand feet down. It was a very enjoyable trip.
Back ashore, we toured some of the downtown area, but soon it was time to board the tender for the trip back to the Coral Princess.
The end of our trip was in sight.