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Dive Review of Cayman Aggressor in
Cayman Islands

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Dan Lockwood, MI, USA
Report Number 2450
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Great Lakes, Caribbean, South Pacific, Red Sea, Indian Ocean
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
77   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Had to enter the water with a buddy.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
The turtle release program on Grand Cayman seems to be working, we saw
turtles on every dive.  Lots of small fish around coral heads. Diving was
pretty easy.  I was surprised at the lack of color in the reefs.

The boat crew did a great job working with their guests.  We had a few
novice divers and they spent a lot of time with them making them
comfortable in the water.

I dropped below 130 feet on a few dives, the only concern the crew had was
verfiying that I was not on Nitrox.  I appreciated their concern and the
fact that they did not just take my word, but checked the Nirtox sign-up
sheets.

I spent a few days on Grand Cayman before I boarded the Cayman Aggressor. 
I was surprised at how expensive the island is (the US$ is discounted 20%
to the Cayman $).  All food and beverages include tips and taxes, which I
did not find out until the second day.  At the bar always ask for an
invoice.  My hotel bill included a 10% service tip for all hotel employees
in addition to a 10% government tax, I was told this is required by the
government.

Its easy to tax the tourist, they don't vote.
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