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  Puerto Rico Trench - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Puerto Rico Trench is an oceanic trench located on the boundary between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
The trench is associated with a complex transition between the subduction zone to the south along the Lesser Antilles island arc and the major transform fault zone or plate boundary that extends west between Cuba and Hispaniola through the Cayman Trench to the coast of Central America.
The trench is 800 km long and has a maximum a depth of 8,605 meters (28,232 feet) at Milwaukee Deep, which is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puerto_Rico_Trench   (659 words)

  
 Cayman Net News: About the Cayman Islands
Geographically, the Cayman Islands is part of the Cayman Ridge, which extends westward from Cuba.
The Cayman Trench, the deepest part of the Caribbean at a depth of over four miles, separates the three small islands from Jamaica.
Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands, is approximately 22 miles long with an average width of four miles.
www.caymannetnews.com /cayman.shtml   (1110 words)

  
 Cayman Islands - Sports - Hotel Near   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The underwater landscape is unique in the Caribbean region because of a massive trench (Cayman Trench) which plunges down some 25,000 feet.
To scuba divers, diving this trench is akin to exploring the Grand Canyon.
The walls of the trench explode with life - sea fans, barrel sponges and sea whips abound as does a plethora of marine creatures that crawl, hover and dart around the reefs.
www.hotelnear.com /1061/3147g/Cayman_Islands-Sports.html   (518 words)

  
 Cayman Gaelic Football
The country consists of Grand Cayman and the two sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which lie 89 miles east northeast of Grand Cayman and are separated by a channel 5 miles wide.
The main Island Grand Cayman is approximately 22 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point, with the west of the island being the population centre.
Cayman wall diving has to be tried first hand to truly appreciate how awesome it can be, getting vertigo whilst 30 - 40 feet under the surface, is truly something to behold and one of diving's greatest adventures.
www.caymangaa.com.ky /cayman.htm   (1387 words)

  
 Cayman Islands Vacation & Travel: Grand Cayman Islands - Cayman Directory | Cayman Yellow Pages | Cayman real estate | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cayman Horizons, founded in 1983 by Progressive Publications Ltd., is the official in-flight magazine of Cayman Airways, with a circulation of 20,000 per issue.
Tourist Publications (Cayman) Ltd., publishes What To Do In Cayman twice a year, with a print order of 120,000 a year, while What's Hot, with a print order exceeding 10,000 per month, is the most recent addition to the ranks of this market.
Life in the Cayman Islands -- "in Cayman", as Caymanians often say -- is a blend of the old and the new, traditional and modern, with both British and American influences.
www.bsl.ky /cayman_islands_guide.php   (3735 words)

  
 Living In The Cayman Islands
Cayman consists of three islands: Grand Cayman, the most populated; Little Cayman, the smallest and least developed; and Cayman Brac, known for its spectacular spine-like bluff.
Cayman is ranked among the ten top countries for highest penetration of cellular customers.
Visitors may enter and reside in Cayman for a period of up to 6 months, but a visitor is not allowed to work during his/her stay here.
www.remax-cayman.com /livingcayman.html   (2537 words)

  
 FocalPlane > Travelogues > Cayman Brac 1999
Cayman Brac, we were warned, had no night life, no hustle and bustle and very few shops.
Cayman Airways has three flights a week to Grand Cayman with a connecting flight on to Cayman Brac.
The result of this uplift is that Cayman Brac is virtually devoid of white sand beaches and as such does not qualify as a typical tropical island, the sort that Robinson Crusoe inhabited.
www.focalplane.com /travel/caymanbrac7.html   (1780 words)

  
 Cayman Islands visitor guide and information
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are 89 miles to the north east of Grand Cayman.
The Cayman Islands are emergent peaks of the submarine Cayman Ridge which extends from the Cuban Sierra Maestra Range to the Misteriosa Banks off Honduras.
You cannot enter the Cayman Islands on a one-way ticket unless you are a resident of the island.
www.caymanvacations.com /general/generalinfo.htm   (1076 words)

  
 trench   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Trenches account for the deepest parts of the ocean floor and can exceed 19,700 feet in depth.
Trenches may be narrow but are almost always flat across the bottom.
The deepest known trench is the Marianas Trench found in the Pacific ocean.
projects.edtech.sandi.net /encanto/deepseadive/trench.html   (60 words)

  
 IGA - NatWest Island Games
The islands are divided from Jamaica, 180 miles to the South-east, by the Cayman Trench, the deepest part of the Caribbean with a depth of over four miles.
Tropical fish of all kinds are found in the Caribbean waters surrounding the Islands, especially in Cayman’s beautiful coral reef, known world wide by scuba divers, who claim that the Cayman Island offer some of the best scuba diving in the world, and are listed annually in the top 5 dive destinations in the world.
The earliest population record of the Cayman Islands goes back to the year 1774 when it was estimated that a total of 176 persons lived in the Islands.
www.islandgames.net /content/members/cayman.html   (898 words)

  
 Cayman Islands, vacation paradise for honeymooners, divers and golfers.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The three Cayman Islands, located south of Cuba, northwest of Jamaica, total an area of approximately 100 square miles.
Between Cayman and Jamaica is found the Cayman Trench, the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea with depth charted down to four miles.
Grand Cayman is also famous for its two 18 hole golf courses, riding stables and great year-round fishing.
www.aquabayclub.com /about_Cayman_Islands.htm   (325 words)

  
 2000-02 Converging on the Cayman Islands
The result is a halo of brilliantly transparent, brightly tinted turquoise and azure waters surrounding the islands, waters that quickly drop over the edge of a precipitous wall into the deep cobalt blue of the 6,000-foot-deep Cayman Trench.
Grand Cayman, the big island, offering the widest variety of vacation options, is by far the most populated and cosmopolitan of the Cayman Islands.
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are usually referred to as the Sister Islands.
www.skin-diver.com /departments/DiveTheWorld/CarribeanAndBermuda/CaymanIslands/feb00_cayman.asp?theID=1175   (1770 words)

  
 Cayman Islands Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ninety miles from Grand Cayman, poised on the 27,000 feet deep Cayman Trench is this small, tranquil island.
Although the Cayman Islands is a colony of the British Crown, we have a very democratic and locally elected government.
The Cayman Islands is proudly known to have some of the most beautiful waters in the world.
www.vacationincayman.com /island.html   (4119 words)

  
 Bush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The ridge parallels the Cayman Trench, which is more than 6,000 m deep and is located 6 km to the south.
The CARICOMP transect for mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reefs begins at the coastal edge of the Central Swamp, traverses the seagrass beds of the North Sound, and finishes to the north at the outer shallow reef terrace.
Because the Cayman Islands lack rivers, the waters of the open sea and the narrower, shallower sounds around Grand Cayman are very transparent.
www.unesco.org /csi/pub/papers/bush.htm   (2598 words)

  
 Dive Cayman - a scuba diving, snorkelling Caribbean vacation paradise
Grand Cayman, the biggest island, has been the center of dive activity for decades.
Often lost in the shadow of their bigger sister, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman embody the essence of the Cayman Islands.
Grand Cayman is the undeniable population center of the island group, because Cayman Brac weighs in with only 1500 people while Little Cayman boasts a strong 100 permanent residents.
www.divecayman.ky /islands/art_perfect_dive_2.asp?print=yes   (475 words)

  
 JS Online: Crystalline waters welcome you to Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman is 22 miles long and averages 4 miles in width, and it's still larger than its sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
The ridge extends from Belize to Cuba, forming the northern edge of a subterranean valley known as the Cayman Trench.
Tiny Grand Cayman in the past few decades has become the world's fifth-largest financial center, with 592 banks and 45,169 licensed companies.
www.jsonline.com /dd/destnat/oct00/cayman15101300.asp   (1087 words)

  
 TB - Tourist Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Comprised of three islands - Grand Cayman, and 89 miles to the east, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - these limestone peaks of a submerged mountain range called the Cayman Ridge, border the deepest part of the Caribbean, the Cayman Trench.
Grand Cayman can be reached via major cities in the United States (Miami, Houston, Atlanta) and Toronto, Canada on Cayman Airways, American Airlines, US Airways, Delta, Northwest and charter flights.
The Cayman Islands are in the same time zone as the eastern United States.; however, the Cayman Islands utilize Eastern Standard Time year-round.
www.trumanbodden.com /touristinfo.htm   (419 words)

  
 Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are a British Crown Colony to the southwest of Cuba, made up of the small low islands of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac.
The islands are situated on the Cayman Ridge, which extends from southeastern Cuba into the Bay of Honduras and is flanked by the 6,000 m deep Cayman Trench 6 km to the south.
Coral reef fishing is limited to low-volume recreational and subsistence fishing (in 1999, 500 residents of Grand Cayman were licensed to snorkel with spear guns) [10], but in the analysis this activity represents a relatively high impact, because of the limited habitat area.
newsroom.wri.org /mediakits_text.cfm?ContentID=3336   (1313 words)

  
 Search Results for cayman - Encyclopædia Britannica
submarine trench on the floor of the western Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
The limestone islands are low-lying, though Cayman Brac has a central bluff that constitutes 90 percent of its landmass.
The Caymans were sighted by Christopher Columbus on May 10, 1503, during his last voyage to the West Indies.
www.britannica.com /search?query=cayman&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (460 words)

  
 The Washington Times - Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman is the largest of the group at 76 square miles or slightly less than 1.5 times the size of Washing ton, D.C. About 80 miles northeast of Grand Cayman lies Little Cayman, about 14 square miles.
Cayman Brac is five miles due east of Little Cayman and is only about 10 square miles.
The Cayman Islands are in the center of the northeast trade wind belt and a gentle breeze is common even on the hottest days.
www.internationalspecialreports.com /archives/99/caymanislands/17.html   (577 words)

  
 Cayman Islands. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cayman Islands (100 sq mi/259 sq km; 1989 pop.
and chief port, is on Grand Cayman; the other isls.
are Little Cayman and Cayman Brac; 19°30'N 80°40'W. Finance and tourism are the economic mainstays of the Cayman Islands.
www.bartleby.com /69/48/C03748.html   (104 words)

  
 The Bloody Bay Wall Mural Project
The Cayman Islands are a group of three small tropical islands in the Carribean Sea, located between Cuba and Honduras, approximately 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles west of Jamaica.
The three islands are outcroppings of the Cayman Ridge, a range of submarine mountains bisecting the area.
The Caymans have a long and colorful history as a pirate haven during the age of privateers and pirates.
www.bloodybaywall.com /location/location.html   (304 words)

  
 Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman is 480 miles due south of Miami and is 22 miles long and 8 miles wide.
Among Grand Cayman's most beautiful treasures are its gorgeous coral reefs with steep walls that plunge thousand of feet to the bottom of the dark Cayman Trench.
Because of the crystal clear waters and bright coral reefs that surround the island, scuba diving and snorkeling are the island's number one tourist attraction, along with some of the most beautiful, white-sand beaches in the world.
www.allcruising.com /grandcayman.htm   (295 words)

  
 Cayman Activity Guide. Information guide to the Cayman Islands Watersports
Residing atop the peak of a sheer submerged mountain range, the islands are surrounded by the Cayman Trench.
The northern edges of the Trench form the massive wall known as the Cayman Ridge which plunges dramatically to depths in excess of 25,000 feet, making it the deepest point in the Caribbean sea.
The walls, together with such factors as climate, sea temperature, underwater currents and the islands topography, form the basis of Cayman’s uniquely complex and multifaceted tapestry of underwater life.
www.caymanactivityguide.com /Watersports.htm   (182 words)

  
 Scuba Diving Information - Cayman Islands
Permanent moorings have been installed along the west coast of Grand Cayman where there is concentrated diving, and also outside the marine parks in order to encourage diving boats to disperse and lessen anchor damage to the reefs.
The deepest known point in the Caribbean is the Cayman Trench, 40 miles South of Cayman Brac, where soundings have indicated a depth of 24,724 feet.
Cayman Brac is also blessed with spectacular reef and wall diving with excellent visibility.
www.caymanvacations.com /general/divinginfo.htm   (1253 words)

  
 Travel: The unspoiled Cayman sisters
Standing in a cave on a Caribbean island, I found myself peering up to a clear blue sky, through a "mahoe." The island was Cayman Brac, one of two sister islands of the larger, more populous Grand Cayman.
At 23,500 feet, the trench is one of the deepest stretches of salt water in the world.
Between Cayman Brac and the trench lie the coral beds favored by scuba divers and snorkelers.
www.sptimes.com /News/121999/news_pf/Travel/The_unspoiled_Cayman_.shtml   (861 words)

  
 onehotmama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Cayman Islands - often referred to as The Caymans, or (more correctly) just Cayman - were first visited by Christopher Columbus on May 10, 1503 during his fourth and final voyage to the New World.
The island of Grand Cayman was severely damaged by the Category Five Hurricane Ivan in September 2004, which destroyed many buildings and damaged nearly all.
Cayman Trough, or Cayman Trench, also called Bartlett Deep, or Bartlett Trough, is a spreading ridge on the floor of the western Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
onehotmama.blogdrive.com   (1789 words)

  
 National Geographic Traveler Article: Island Caribbean Classic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Smallest of the three Cayman Islands, Little Cayman lies a half-hour plane hop—and light years of development—away from Grand Cayman, notorious for its good-time resorts and its status as the world's fifth-largest banking center.
Like its sister islands, Little Cayman's deservedly famous top attraction is the fringe of unspoiled reefs along the Cayman Trench, the deepest point in the Caribbean Sea—which, combined with truly pellucid waters, add up to some of the most spectacular diving in the world.
Barely ten square miles, Little Cayman is, like the iguana, a relic of an earlier Caribbean, when flocks of frigatebirds and boobies roosted in swamps dense with mangroves, when conchs crowded the seafloor like coins crowd the Trevi Fountain.
www.nationalgeographic.com /traveler/articles/1092caribbean.html   (696 words)

  
 High Sierra Divers: Dive Trips.
Grand Cayman is a cosmopolitan resort island that handles the bulk of diving tourists, and divers can choose from shallow reefs, deep walls, coral grottoes and a handful of wrecks.
Little Cayman is another sleepy outpost with only a handful of dive lodges and vertical wall diving that starts in a beginner-friendly 20 feet of water.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the islands (76 square miles) with a population of 16,400 residents.
www.hsdivers.com /cayman.html   (1666 words)

  
 Cayman Brac and Little Cayman -The Sea of Cortez Scuba Center Dive Travel
The islands are the exposed plateaus of a sub sea mountain range that's on the northern edge of the Cayman Trench.....the Caribbean's deepest water with a max depth of 23,750.
The wall diving here is as good as anywhere in the Caymans with walls on both the north and south shores.
The lip of the wall rises up 20 to 30 feet and then tumbles over the drop-off, but the quickest way down is to spiral down a funnel-like drain in the sand.
www.seaofcortez.com /littlecayman.html   (1332 words)

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