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Dive Review of Divetech in
Cayman Islands

Divetech, Jul, 2009,

by Bob Kopki, va, usa (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5028.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Sea of Cortes, Hawaii, Cozumel, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Florida, most of Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 120 max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera tables & fresh water rinse buckets on boats and ashore

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I live in Grand Cayman in the Summer & dive with a few companies as well as do much shore diving.This Summer I did 22 dives with Divetech. Their HQ & dock is at their Cobalt Coast Resort. I did not stay at CC.Their general AM diveboat M.O., is a 2 tank dive.The first at the North Wall, 20 min away, & the second in a very alive shallow reef area on the North Coast. Basically all dives on the North Wall are very similar,regardless of who you dive with. It is a beautiful vertical wall, with relatively few big fish, other than eagle rays (which are common)and turtles which are everywhere in the CI. Occasionally, you will hit a spot that is alive with fish (eagle ray pass, more often than not). But it seems that most spots on the N. Wall have few fish over 6". The thing about Divetech that stands out is the second dive is done on the very vibrant & alive North Coast.The second dive here is 30-50 ft. Here, corals are healthy & reef fish of all types are abundant. I even saw a Goliath Grouper on one trip.To my knowledge, no other diveboats do dive #2 in this great area. I feel that this makes Divetech stand out from the rest of the pack.
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