National Trust to hold underwater lecture

A lecture on the coral reefs and wrecks found in George Town harbor will be held on board the Nautilus semi-submarine on Friday.

The National Trust is inviting the public to attend a unique lecture where they can learn about Cayman’s reefs, wrecks and marine life while inside a different kind of classroom – the Nautilus semi-submarine.

National Trust Council Member Jason Washington will lead a discussion about the delicate marine life found in the waters of the Cayman Islands while the submarine takes its passengers on a tour of the reef and wrecks in the George Town harbor.

Mr. Washington, who has been involved in the water-sports industry in Cayman for more than 20 years, was honored in the 2017 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. He also spearheaded the creation of the Cayman United Lionfish League, which helps control and eradicate lionfish in Cayman.

Adults and children are welcome to attend the lecture, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 23. Boarding from Rackam’s Waterfront Restaurant and Bar will be at 4:45 p.m., with departure at 5 p.m. sharp, organizers said.

The lecture costs $10 for children under 12, $15 for adult Trust members, and $45 for adult non-members (includes 2019 National Trust individual membership). Pre-registration and payment is required. Contact [email protected] to reserve a space.