As part of a cruise shore excursion I had the opportunity to go snorkeling with the Sting rays in Grand Cayman. I had managed to convince one of my co-travelers to go with me. She had never been snorkeling before and was a little nervous about getting into the water. I was so proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone! She loved the experience and was one of the last ones out of the water. To be in the water with sting rays brushing by you is really amazing. We could rub their "wings" as they swam around us. We were also provided squid with which to feed them. The sensation of the squid being sucked out of your fist like a vacuum was something I will always remember.