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Dive Review of DiveTech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ron Carlisle, TX, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 5166
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Grand Turk, Bonaire, Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico, Cozumel,
Roatan, Channel Islands 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 foot depth limit, 1 hour bottom time limit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Large bucket for rinsing photo gear on boat and table to work on photo gear
on boat. Rinse bucket at dive shop onshore for rinsing photo gear. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
First time to Cobalt Coast, although we have been beach diving at
DiveTech's other locations for years. Ari, the General Manager greeted
everyone as we got off the shuttle from the airport and helped get divebags
off the shuttle. Very personable and customer service oriented, as is the
rest of Ari's crew. The one bedroom suite was spacious and comfortable. The
resort is smaller than I thought, but very nice and a relaxing atmosphere.
We got the full meal plan. Breakfast is buffet style, several types of
cooked eggs, pancakes, french toast (my favorite), bacon, sausage etc.
Bagels were also an option. Lunch is from a menu, as is dinner. Every meal
was good and they were a big help in dealing with my wife's MSG allergy. No
DiveTech was not a surprise for us. We have dove through their other
location for beach diving for many years and new Nancy Easterbrook ran a
good operation. The three of us were on the larger boat along with 9-12
other divers, depending on the day. We did not feel crowded. We dove the
north wall on dive one every day and a shallow reef on the way back to
Cobalt Coast for dive 2. Briefings were detailed and helpful with drawings
on the dry-erase board. Beautiful wall diving. Loved the freedom of more
bottom time on both dives. Our personal dives were normally 45-50 minutes
on dive one and one hour on dive two. Some dive guides would show divers
critters, some would not as much.
We enjoyed the beach diving in front of Cobalt Coast. Easy in and out.
There was alot of critters and sometimes turtles and larger fish on the
sand flats on the way to and from the mini-wall.
Would we stay at Cobalt Coast again? Absolutely and plan to in 2010.
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