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

Divetech/Cobalt Coast, Nov, 2005,

by Kevin McCarter, IL, USA . Report 2180.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Acapulco, Cozumel, Cancun, Jamaica, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We chose guided dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh water rinse on the boat.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 fine.

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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