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

Conch Club Divers/Paradise Villas, May, 2009,

by James Kayes, IL, United States ( 1 report). Report 4855.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Haigh Quarry, Anguilla, South Carolina, Provo
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100', 60'
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Great dive operation. Ann, Tim, and Dave are a lot of fun, very knowledgeable, and run a friendly and professional operation. Plus Dave is an accomplished lionfish hunter! They take the time to ascertain your experience level and when you last dove so they know how much of an eye to keep on you. You can choose to go with the divemaster or head off on your own. I was fortunate enough to buddy up with a very experienced diver with great eyes. She not only got my buoyancy right (rental BCD) but found more stuff than anyone else on the boat. Although I was the least experienced diver on the boat, I never felt like the odd man out.
Valet dive service from day one. Big drying shed and two rinse tanks at dock (They use the dock at Little Cayman Beach Resort - Conch Club drives you back and forth). Well equipped dive shop (Reef Divers) at dock. Great boat (the Sea-esta) with two fresh water sprayers, very easy entry (they bring your BCD/tank to you as you're seated with fins on), OK snacks (heavy on the salt, which I like), plenty of room.

They are almost always the first boat out, so they get the pick of the dive sites.

Paradise Villas was very nice. Wonderful staff, especially Emma and the two Michelles (one at the Hungry Iguana and the other is the housekeeper). Accomodations were private, spacious enough, and relaxing. Tip: Don't run the AC at night. Just open the windows and let the breeze come through. And you also get the sound of the ocean!

Don't come here if you have to be around lots of people or be constantly entertained.

This is the place if you really want to get away and still have (almost) all the comforts.
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