Another Shade of Blue
TV show Another Shade of Blue is filming in Grand Cayman for their next episode.
In addition to capturing Cayman’s myriad shades of blue water on film, Ty Sawyer, documentarian is also reporting on marine wildlife artist and Cayman resident Guy Harvey – detailing Harvey’s recent art and his on-going efforts to preserve marine life. Other items on the agenda – a dive on the Kittiwake and footage of the invasive lionfish which moved into the Caribbean recently and are decimating local fish populations.
Those who know islands know that each one does have its own shade of blue. Our Seven Mile Beach has almost the complete range from palest white-blue to deep black blue. This is because the depth of the bottom changes over a short distance. Near shore where the water is shallow and the bottom is sandy white, the water is very light blue. About a half mile offshore, the bottom drops away to thousands of feet – the water out here is deep dark to black blue. The range in between is colourful – strips and stripes of different shades of turquoise, aqua, powder blue and so on. You’ve seen the posters and brochures in your travel agent’s office – the water here really is that blue.