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Dive Review of Conch Club Divers/Paradise Villas in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Douglas W. Peterson, IL, USA
Contributor   (14 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 2624
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Grand Turk, Dominica, Jamaica, Cozumel, Bonaire, Belize, Costa Rica Pacific
coast, Roatan, Palau, Yap, Truk, Great Barrier Reef, Maui, PNG and Coral
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
I chose Paradise Villas after contacting all of the Little Cayman
operations by e-mail.  Paradise Villas responded so quickly and with such a
wonderfully helpful attitude, that I just knew I had to stay there.  And
I'm GLAD I did!  Marc, the manager of Paradise Villas, was really helpful
and the villa itself was super clean and accomodating.  The only minor
suggestions would be to beef up the air conditioning a bit (we were in unit
1) and beam the wireless internet out from the management office all the
way to villa one, but those are minor items.  The on-site dive operation,
Conch Club Divers, ran a super-pro operation.  They were on-time every day
to pick us up with a smile, and their boat was just the right size and in
mint condition- the WARM WATER freshwater rinse was outstanding!  Captain
Bill, Tim and Ann were super-friendly, cracking jokes and teasing each
other all the time, and Ann was the most warm-hearted, outgoing DM I've
ever met.  The dive sites were excellent, especially the Great Wall East. 
The Hungry Iguana restaurant had excellent food and real good service. 
Conch Club Divers let my wife and I dive our own profiles with only one
minor hiccup.  Some guy who couldn't dive very well showed up on the boat
and started playing dive police with me, tapping me on the shoulder at 80
and telling me to raise my profile.  I quickly found out  that he is an
investor in Conch Club, and he stopped bothering me after I politely asked
"who is this guy?"  Minor issue, but I wanted to mention it
'cause I hate self-styled dive bosses, especially since I am a very careful
and respectful diver with dual computers, a pony, giganto safety float (see
my report on Costa Rica when we needed it because we got left in the open
water), proper dive etiquette . . . But that's all minor compared to how
fantastic Conch Club Divers were!  Another note-  we boarded the boat every
day at Little Cayman Beach Resort's dock, ate lunch there at least 5 times,
and rented their wireless.  Every single staff person with whom we
interacted at LCBR seemed to have a "I'm too cool for school"
attitude, especially the management types at the front desk.  We took one
afternoon dive with them, and their female DM needed a personality
makeover.  I won't ever stay at LCBR.  Paradise Villas and Conch Club
Divers- can't go wrong!
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