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Dive Review of Divetech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands/West wall

November, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Kevin McCarter, IL, USA
Report Number 2180
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Acapulco, Cozumel, Cancun, Jamaica, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We chose guided dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Fresh water rinse on the boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Our second trip to Gr. Cayman with Divetech/Cobalt Coast.  We're a group of
six divers who go on an annual trip.  With six divers, we always get a
dedicated boat and have our choice of dive sites.  We've been here twice in
November and have yet to get to the famed North Wall.  The West Wall,
however, is very worthwhile.  The deep dives have stunning coral reefs that
I do not have the words to describe.  The shallower dives have tons of
fish.  We saw a moray eel that was every bit of 7' long.  We also observed
two angel fish cleaning a 20" turtle.  A "Turtle Wax," so to
speak.  We did an afternoon walkout dive at Dive Tech's Turtle Reef shop
and a night dive there as well.  The waves were too big to dive at Cobalt
Coast.  These walk out dives are pretty average, really. 

We did our Nitrox certification with Divetech and find them to be
accommodating, safe, and overall pretty strong.  Our dive masters for the
week were Gary (ex British Marine--a no nonsense guy) and Seb. Both led us
on great dives.  We had a couple of "air pigs" in the group and I
wish these DMs had looked back a little more, but in the end, they did

Cobalt Coast is set up as a dive resort.  Ari makes everyone feel at home; 
you have to like this guy for sure.  It's not plush, but it's just fine for
diving.  Restaurant and food are good.  WiFi access in the bar/restaurant
allows you to stay in touch w/ the world.

The island still has lots of visible damage from last year's hurricane, but
everything seems to be up and running.  Airports, restaurants,
stores....all pretty much back to normal.
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