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Dive Review of Divers Down/Grand Caymanian in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

February, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Lima, TN, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports)
Report Number 3286
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Hawaii,Cozumel,Roatan,Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
stay above divemaster  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Essentially none. There was an empty plastic garbage container for cameras
but without any water.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
We did a 2 tank dive with Divers Down. We were picked up at the condo and
driven to 7 mile beach where the boat was waiting. The boat was adequate
but would not have been able to handle rougher seas being open and low to
the water. We were promised the North Wall but were taken a few minutes
away to the West Wall. The spot chosen, Sand Chute, was not my idea of a
wall dive and was a disappointment. I was also concerned the there was only
one crew member on board and he dove with us on the first dive, leaving the
boat unattended. The second dive was the Oro Verde, a nice wreck with lots
of tame fish life and thus opportunities for closeup photos of French
Angels, Queen Angels, etc. For the money we could have done shore dives
every day and had a much better experience. We did shore dives the rest of
the week and had great experiences with a number of different dive shops.
We liked all of them but especially Dive Tech who had a great, shaded set
up area, nice diving with lots of tarpon and scorpionfish and a great bar
to end the dives. Grand Cayman is a great place for extremely convenient
shore diving but you really need a car. We were warned about going to
George Town when the cruise ships are in but the tourists do not impede
traffic significantly although they do clog the stores. The Grand Caymanian
Resort is very nice, quiet and relaxed although far from the beach if that
is what is desired. I had a great snorkel off the ironshore in front of the
resort seeing diverse life from a turtle to sting rays to lobsters to
various shells in the grassy flats but it is not what most would think of
as a "beach" and I did not see anyone else in the water during
the week. 
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