CARIBBEAN & AT­LANTIC

Sport Diver - - 100 Best Dice Sites - —Pa­tri­cia Ramirez, man­ager, Splash Dive Cen­ter

Where the Lo­cals Go

Look past the tourist traps brim­ming with im­ported sou­venirs and over­priced drinks for a top­side ren­dezvous with a more lo­cal flair. We asked dive pros about their fa­vorite things to do in be­tween dives.

Sun­day Brunch Grand Cayman, Cayman Is­lands

When I’m not in the wa­ter, I en­joy the di­verse range of bars and restau­rants on of­fer here. A fa­vorite for lo­cal res­i­dents is to pick a Sun­day brunch and eat like there is no to­mor­row. It’s a great way to overindulge with­out break­ing the bank. —Drew Mcarthur, boat cap­tain/dive in­struc­tor, Divetech

Punta Sur Eco Beach Park Cozumel, Mex­ico

On my day off, I love to spend my spare time in Punta Sur Eco Park. You can visit a la­goon with croc­o­diles, snorkel on the reef, en­joy the best white sandy beach, walk along Maya ru­ins and climb up the light­house for pic­tures. —An­nal­isa Za­gara, base leader in­struc­tor at Pro Dive In­ter­na­tional

Cul­tural Tours Belize

I am fas­ci­nated with mul­ti­cul­tural Belize, par­tic­u­larly the Gar­i­funa and Maya peo­ples. The Gar­i­funa for their style of drum­ming, danc­ing and cui­sine. I have learned how to make a Maya meal with tamales, tor­tillas and caldo, and I love to make choco­late the Maya way. I have now added Gar­i­funa and Maya cul­tural tours to the Splash in­land-tours reper­toire, so I can share these amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ences with guests from abroad.

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