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

January, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Hynan, wi, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 2345
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Florida Keys, Lake Michigan, Peuget Sound, San Juan Islands (WA)
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft, 1 hr.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 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   
5 stars    
My wife, Lauren and I, recently completed our 5th annual January stay at
Paradise Villas in Little Cayman, diving with Conch Club Divers. We keep
coming back to PV because we know that Marc and Sabine will provide a
guaranteed good time. The villas continue to be spotless, and the food has
maintained its excellent standards at the Hungry Iguana. We especially
enjoyed meeting Bob and Deb Walker from Portland, OR and expect to continue
our acquaintance whenever we visit the West Coast. Bob was especially
helpful to me in teaching me to find the movements of the large school of
bonefish that were congregating in the flats up the beach. I suspect that
they were spawning because the school was in the hundreds and fishing was
excellent (full moon). On five of our seven dive trips we were able to make
it to the North shore, but diving on the South shore is not shabby. We have
been spoiled. We enjoyed diving with Tim, Paul, Bill (owner), and Ann
(Conch Club Divers), but in general there were more divers and less
personal care than our previous experiences with Paradise Divers. We missed
the sharp eyes of Paradise Divers dive masters Vince and Rod that we had
gotten accustomed to on previous trips, as well as their genial manners.
But we know that people must move on. (Although, there was a rumor that Rod
might return from the cold of Canada.)  Conch Club is a class operation and
did a good job of accommodating requests for certain dive sites. The head
and fresh warm water were nice. Ann has a good eye for spotting small
stuff, and all of the crew are very friendly.  Sea-Esta is a 42 ft. Newton
with camera table. Divers bring only mask and fins to the stern for entry.
A crew member brings over the tank and weights for an easy entry. At the
end of the dive simply climb the ladder, turn around, and sit. One of the
crew will remove your BC and attach it to a fresh tank. Dive briefings were
informative with a map of each dive site providing a nice visual before
entry. Dive briefings also resembled a vaudeville act with much witty
bantering among the crew. One of the Conch Club crew picked us up at
Paradise Villas and provided transportation to and from the dive boat,
located at Little Cayman Beach Resort. 
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