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Dive Review of Divi Tiara Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

July, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by David Funderburk, CO, US
Report Number 579
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Honduras, Cozumel, Grand Turk, Belize, Grand Caymen
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deeper than 110 ft.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Have a Nikon Underwater Photo School that is very good. On site slide
processing.  Helpful staff
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
The reefs were not in as good a shape as we remembered.  Not many fish or
color, especially when compared to Cozumel or Honduras. It may just have
been the dive site selection by the divemasters. We had signed up and paid
for in advance for 6 2-tank morning dives with the option of purchasing a
1-tank afternoon dive.  When we got there we were told that the resort had
overbooked and that all they could do for us was to give us 2-tank
afternoon dives.  Their attitude basically was take it or leave it.  Also,
we were promised unlimited shore diving but unfortunately they did not have
any extra tanks for us to use. On one dive we discovered that our weights
and integrated weight pouches had been placed on another boat that had
already left.  The staff did very little to help us get weights.  What we
had to do was to pilfer another group's weights.  We took a trip to Little
Cayman to dive the Bloody Bay Wall which was beautiful.  Unfortunately, the
dive staff was in a hurry to get back and limited each of the 2 dives to 40
minutes. We dived Nitrox.  Each tank was $12. The resort accommodations are
starting to show some wear.  Some of our group had nonfunctioning air
conditioning and some did not have TVs.  The food was wonderful and the
dining room staff was great. They opened a new bar on our second day there.
 It was very nice. Our overall experience there was unsatisfactory as you
might guess.  We have been to the Brac before and stayed next door at the
Brac Reef Resort.  Our experience there was much superior to the Divi. 
When we go back we will definately stay at the Brac Reef.
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