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Dive Review of Dive Tech/cobalt coast in
Cayman Islands

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Christopher Aviles, NY, USA
Report Number 1225
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Curacao, bahamas, roatan, utila, guanaja, hawaii, yap, palau,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time limits strictly enforced. Would surface with 1500/1800 psi. DM did not
seem to want to spend one extra minute  
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
  3 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):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
1 stars    
Cobalt coast resort was a clean, new, well run establishment. Food was
served restaurant style at tables and all the staff were accommodating and
very friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean, AC worked great. Dive Tech is
on the premises but owned separately. We hated Dive Tech. Most DM were
arrogant, rude and one was simply nasty. Several never glanced back at the
group after entering the water and regularly pointed nothing out. One
younger DM drank beer before we could take our gear off the van that
shuttles (5 minute ride) between the resort and dock (have to replace bad
bubbles with good bubbles). The DM would not touch your gear all week. I
mean, not even help you swing your gear bag onto the boat. A 20+ dive group
complained in the shop and the next day the DM helped with gear bags but
would not help divers who were not part of the group that had complained. 

The shop was disorganized. I booked my trip 6 months ahead but was put on
an afternoon dive the day before a morning flight. When I tried to change
it they blamed me for not solving this before arriving. There was mention
of a shuttle that would take divers to their sister shop for shore diving,
but when I asked they said to rent a car and myself. The dive shop does not
communicate well with the hotel either and we were double charged for a
dive trip. A few DM were competent and personable but the rest tainted the
whole experience. We could not wait for the week to end. Bottom Line: go to
cayman diving lodge instead. 
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