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Dive Review of Cayman Divers in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman Beach Resort

Cayman Divers, Nov, 2002,

by Steve and Cheryl [The Pirates], PA, USA . Report 310.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cayman Brac, Roatan, all Virgin I., Florida several areas, Cape Hatt., NJ wrecks.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 85 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft Max and no decompression diving requested.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Dry table with two levels and railing was more than adiquate, we were accomodated with the addition of a wet tank for slide/print camera, digital, and video.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Island is more remote thus you need more transportation to get there, but well worth it. We were there during Thanks Giving week. Lots of great dive sights to pick from that would take you a month to see them all. Mostly did the north side walls. Did south side when a front went through and produced some moderate seas on the north. Was glad the south side was nearly as good. So pretty much no matter what the weather Hurricane excluded you diving. 18 members of our Delaware Valley Dive club most all did Nitrox with computers and we had all three tanks on board. The 3 rebreathers were kept center deck, and still had lots of room on the boat for more divers if needed. In AM or previous day PM, check your O2 and label the tank with the Dive boat and your name and it shows up in the tank rack on board with your BC/reg put on for you. Confirm your equipment check and youre off to the dive site you pick or let them recommend. White board briefings were excellent with lots of pointers and info so self-navigation was easy. Dive masters also offer guides/escorts if you like. Getting your equipment on when the waves were up was easy. They do it for you. We called it Valet diving. You and your buddy carry your fins/mask sit on two platforms on the stern and they carry your equipment to you. So equipment self and buddy checking must be done first and again in the water, but it still is great to be waited on if you like. You are free to dive your own dive profile within 100-ft limits and time [no decompression]. Extra hose with reg hangs at 20 feet if ever needed. Generally 3 tanks a day, 2 morning-lunch-1 in pm, 1-2 night dives. Video of one of your dives included in our package of a week and 3 meals a day. We had such a good time and some fun with the dive staff. They even came to our party. The air sucking pigs showed up in costume and dove. The pirates were caught sporting their under water flag for the Video, all makes great memories. Two reef sharks slowly cruised by our group for lots of photo OPs. Walls are very good. Good fish populations and healthy looking big coral/sponges. No hunting so sea life is more freindly. I had a turtle swim right into my under camera lens. Supper shot. On shore great food buffet style all you can eat. Plenty of cold drinking water on board, but take some fruit with you from breakfast to increase your after diving pleasure on the short boat ride back. Pool side and hot tub side liquid refreshments from the bar gave us lots of time for discussing just how large that Ray really was. Flowering atrium style layout of the facility has that relaxed tropical hide away we really liked. Our group celebrated 2 birthdays, 1 anniversary, with cake the resort was able to provide. Also a VCR/TV for roasting the guilty parties. We had an evening Port and Starboard team competition and invited the whole resort to join us with the winning team sharing the liquid rum prize with the defeated. Over all a well managed Friendly, Safe, Secure and filled with pleasured Conveniences. I accidentally unknowingly left my VHF I travel with on board and was happy to receive it in the mail. This one is on my list for places to go back to. Great week, great dives, great location and great vacation.
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