Anchor Point, on most maritime charts of the Cayman Islands, is noted as a partially sheltered cove on the north coast of Grand Cayman.The cove is an historical anchoring ground where old sailing vessles used to rest before delivering cargo for the early settlers of the Cayman Islands; however, to divers, Anchor Point is the name of a classic northeast wall dive.
One of the signature features of this dive site is the oddly formed red sponge that is affectionately known as 'Pumpkin Face.' This unique sponge is attached to the wall at a depth of 97 ft. Other features of this dive site include a vertical canyon that runs from the top of the wall and our to the winding, sheer drop off. This canyon serves as a perfect entrance or exit to the wall.
Anchor Point is also a great site to see many types of marine life, from sea turtles and eagle rays to tropical fishes and corals. The top of the wall and patch reef slopes from 45 ft down to 60 ft deep. It then drops off into the Cayman Trench, which is several thousand feet deep!