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Dive Review of DiveTech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Suzanne, LA, USA
Report Number 1160
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Roatan, Utilla, Bonnaire, Cozamel.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Strict time limits of 40 minutes, occasionally 50 minutes were allowed.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
One boat had no rinse tank for cameras, (or anything else).  Cameras were
placed on table and had to be moved quickly to accomodate a smoking engine.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
2 stars    
Dive operation was faulty.  No initial boat briefing.  On one dive over 20%
of the nitrox tanks were unusable because they were underfilled.  On
another day, they ran out of water after only one dive.  Divemasters had an
attitude, they strictly warned us about harming the coral yet were found
knocking into it with the boat captain going into small crevices.  The
first day the original boat spewed deisel fumes throughout the dive area so
many people got sick.  It dumped its coolant into the water on the third
day, almost caught fire and limped back to port.  The next day we had a
better boat from a different operation.  The van they used to transport us
to and from the resort to the dock broke and we were stranded for about 45
minutes.  On one day the nitrox tester failed and they didn't even have a
pen to write into the nitrox log.  Yet the divemasters asserted that there
was nothing wrong with their operation.  The resort was great.  However, if
they want to be a first class dive destination, they should change dive
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