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Dive Review of Conch Club Divers/The Club in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Conch Club Divers/The Club, Jul, 2004,

by Steven Andrew Dingeldein, NC, United States . Report 1347.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Grand Turk, Bahamas, Belize, Grand Cayman, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 feet max or 60 feet max suggested depending on the dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boat set up for divers is fine. Divemasters rinse cameras when exiting from water.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was the third time we have dived with Conch Club Divers and they continue to be my favorite dive operation among the many good ones I have dived with. We stayed at "The Club" which is closer to Little Cayman Beach Resort than Conch Club, our usual hang out. It was nice to have a short walk down the road to dive and eat. The Club is almost too nice a property for the island, but the units were very well equipped and very nice inside. Other than us, it was mostly deserted, except when Mr. Tibbets' extended family arrived to celebrate his 82nd birthday on the island. That was fun in itself and we spent sometime talking with Mr. Tibbets who is a fountain of knowledge about the Caymans. The fireworks Friday night to celebrate his birthday were beautiful to watch. Little Cayman Beach Resort is still a great place to eat and to depart for diving from each day. Bill, Tim and newcomer Ann were a fantastic crew, as usual. We spent a lot of time underwater over 10 days and several times we went exploring with one of them into nooks and crannies even up near the shore. The crew makes you feel at home and if you are a careful diver and show respect for the underwater world they take even more time to show you things. Bill is fun and gracious as ever. Tim is one of the quickest witted humans I've ever met and Ann added a feminine side to the crew that my wife and two daughters appreciated. All of them were simply fantastic and make it hard for me to think of diving elsewhere as I plan my future trips. The conditions were spectacular and we had some really incredible dives. On one dive I managed to catch a Red Hind attack a white spotted filefish. The Hind then sat there and let me take pictures with the poor filefish sideways in its mouth. A pederson shrimp jumped on the filefish to pick off a last minute meal. Sharks were fairly commonly seen by someone on the boat. Southern stingrays were almost absent, which the crew noted had been recent and wondered if it was related to the increased sighting of sharks. The Dive Boat, the Sea-Esta, is 40' Newton and has plenty of room and a nice topside deck. Usually there were no more than 12 or so on the boat and occasionally 6 or so. No cattle boat operation, for sure. Could anything be better? Yes, I could live there and dive whenever I wanted.
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