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Dive Review of DiveTech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, West End

October, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Daniel O. Benson, OR, United States
Report Number 830
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Extensive travel to Carribean, Pacific
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
84   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130', NDL  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Cobalt Coast is a small, upscale resort on the "West End" of
Grand Cayman.  It is away from the crowds, etc.  To get to town you can 
take the small buses, which costs $2.50 ow.  (For an extra $1.00 more they
will drop you at the resort.), or  take a cab (about $20.00 from town).  
The resort owner and manager, Arie, is truly wonderful. He provides
personalized attention, and makes you feel very special.  It's hard to say
enough good about him and his impecable service.  The wait staff can be a
bit aloof, but this seems to be a Carribean trait.
DiveTech owner Nancy Easterbrook runs an excellent dive operation.  Two
nicely appointed boats leave from the marina for a two tank morning dive or
a one tank afternoon dive. (transportation is provided) They dive the great
North Wall.  You can plan and execute your own dive profiles, and we were
able to get 1+ hour dives almost every time (unlike other dive operations
which can start getting on your case if you take longer than 1/2 hour on a
Divetech operates a dive shop at both Turtle Reef and Cobalt Coast.  The
house reef at Cobalt Coast is o.k., but the one at Turtle Reef is much
better. Try to hitch a ride to Turtle Reef. At Turtle Reef dive out about
50 yards to a very nice wall.  Hang a left to see a large number of Tarpon.
 Keep your eyes open for sailfin Blennies, Pike Blennies, and of course
eagle rays, turtles, etc.
The "big wall" is a very long way off shore.  It can be done as a
shore dive, but once you get there it's time to turn around! The big wall
at Turtle Reef is more of a steep incline.  Big wall at Cobalt Coast is a
nice wall, and for $5.00 they will take you out to the wall and drop you
off in a Zodiac 
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