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Dive Review of Divers Down/Holiday Inn in
Cayman Islands/West Side

Divers Down/Holiday Inn, Apr, 2014,

by Marcia Pedersen, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7572.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I was very impressed with the professional office staff and crew at Divers Down! They offered hotel pickup at no extra charge. I think all were certified instructors. Captains dove as well alternating with other crew. Very helpful with gear or didn't mess with it if you wanted to do your own. Max on any of our boats was maybe 12. Always enough room. Easy entry. Warm water. Only wore suit and rash guard all week. Good guides--not controlling at all, but they watched to see where everyone was. Did some great dives. Big Tunnels was my favorite deep, and Pageant was my favorite shallow. We got to also dive the Balboa when the cruise ships were gone. It was free as long as we did a reef survey. Would have liked to get to the north, but they don't do it if there is any wind. Got to the south once. Shore dive off shop is great for beginners or if you haven't "been wet" in awhile. Would love it if they added a fresh water shower at the shop. Divers Supply down the road was a great resource for gear issues and clothes. Got a great rash guard and sandals. Holiday Inn room was very nice. We had a two-bedroom suite for four of us. Plenty of outlets and warm showers. Very few guests. Nice pool. Food was fine, but bar service not a focus. Wouldn't stay there again because of the drive to the dive shop--too many speed bumps!
Websites Divers Down   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Washington, British Columbia, Cozumel, Xcalak, Similan Islands, Turkey, Coral Sea, Dominica, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 feet, reasonable tank length for dive time, had lots of different levels on boat which sometimes slowed entry
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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
UW Photo Comments Always had fresh-water tank on boat and explained on every boat briefing.
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