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Little Cayman - Cayman Islands Highlights:
Diving, Bird Sanctuaries
Little Cayman is one of the Cayman Islands, located north-west of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea and is worth visiting for the wildlife. Originally a home to turtles, harvested in thousands during the 1600's, the Booby Pond Nature Reserve has 20,000 red-footed boobies and countless frigate birds. The underwater wildlife is also worth seeing at the Bloody Bay Marine Park where the dive wall is spectacular.

The other islands in the group are Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, all low lying and coral and limestone based. Columbus discovered them in 1503 and named them Las Tortugas, because the only inhabitants were turtles. By 1530 they were known as the Caymanas, meaning "crocodile" in Carib. Although Sir Francis Drake visited the islands in 1568, they did not come under British rule until 1670. The islands remained a dependency of Jamaica until 1959, when they became a self-governing member of the Federation of the West Indies. In 1962 they became a British dependency again.The Caymanians are descendants of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh seamen who settled the islands and later intermarried with Jamaican immigrants.

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