Doc Poulson { 35 images } Created 18 Nov 2011

The Doc Poulson is a purpose sunk shipwreck on the western part of Grand Cayman. The ship was originally a Japanese cable laying ship and was sunk in Grand Cayman in 1981 to create an artificial reef on Seven Mile beach. The wreck site is named for Doc Polson who helped set up the first hyperbaric chamber on Grand Cayman for the treatment of decompression sickness.

The wreck sits upright in about 50 to 60 feet of water and can be easily explored. However, given the age of the wreck there are many exposed surfaces that can cause harm to a diver. There are a variety of fish in and around the ship from Goliath grouper, to Queen Conch, to cleaner shrimp, blue tang and many more.

The wreck sits on a sand flat and is about a 5 minute swim away from the reef. The clarity of the water in Grand Cayman, along with the upright position of the boat makes it a great place for underwater photography from the novice to the professional.

The interior of the ship is filled with a good bit of sand, but working your way through the ship is still quite easy even after 30 years on the reef.

If you take your time however, you can spend most of your dive time at the wreck. However, this is a better dive when there are no more than 5 to 6 divers on the site and great when there are only two. It can be a good night-dive spot especially for a photographer as you have a wide variety of marine life around the wreck including a number of small creatures great for macro shots.
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