No Name Wall, Grand Cayman (StevenWSmeltzer.com)

North Wall, Grand Cayman, No Name Wall at 100 Feet

Blue water…..lots and lots of blue water.  Gazing away from No Name Wall out into the blue of the Caribbean is like floating in space adrift with your thoughts and the majestic creatures that inhabit these waters.

No Name Wall can be a wonderful dive with large plate corals, fans and sponges attached to the wall.  There is also a very healthy group of soft corals on top of the wall along with a wonderful variety of fishes and other marine species.

No Name Wall is usually a very nice dive on Grand Cayman’s North Wall and it is one of the better “close in” north wall sites.  Although come to think of it there are very few bad dive sites on Grand Cayman’s North Wall.  No Name Wall is also a very good site for underwater photography.

While diving No Name Wall, you can regularly see Spotted Eagle Rays, White-tipped Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Barracuda along with numerous types of Parrot Fish, Groupers and much more.  The soft corals on top of the wall are in good shape and makes a great spot to cruise around after you finish the wall portion of your dive.

No Name Wall Rating: 3.48 out of 5

  • Visibility – Good to very good, although sometimes can be a bit hazy
  • Access – Moderate, boat only and 45 minutes from Safe Haven harbor
  • Current – Moderate
  • Depth to 100 ft / 30 m
  • Reef health Hard / Soft Corals – Very Good
  • Sponges / Plants – Good
  • Marine species variety – Good to very good
  • Pelagics / Mammals / Turtles / Rays – moderate

No Name Wall is typical of most North Wall dives, in that you will start off meeting at the mooring ball and descend with the dive master to about 100 ft / 30 m and then swim along the wall and at about the 25 to 30 minute mark begin making your ascent to the top of the wall.

Brown Encrusting Octopus Sponge, Ectyoplasia ferox, No Name Wall, Grand Cayman

Brown Encrusting Octopus Sponge, Ectyoplasia ferox, No Name Wall, Grand Cayman

Depending on your air consumption you can then continue to explore the top of the wall until your computer tells you it is time to return to the boat.  No Name Wall is a very relaxing dive and again if the water conditions are favorable it can be as good as most of the sites near Rum Point.

As an underwater photographer I have gotten quite a few nice shots on this site and regularly recommend it to people driving on Grand Cayman.

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