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Dive Review of DiveTech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands

DiveTech/Cobalt Coast, Jul, 2004,

by Suzanne, LA, USA . Report 1160.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Roatan, Utilla, Bonnaire, Cozamel.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Strict time limits of 40 minutes, occasionally 50 minutes were allowed.
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 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments 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 operators.
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