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

Conch Club Divers/Paradise Villas, Jun, 2006,

by Douglas W. Peterson, IL, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 2624.

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 Sea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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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