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Dive Review of Divi Tiara in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

Divi Tiara, Feb, 2006,

by Scott Hayward, MA, MA . Report 2270.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Bonaire, Cozumel, Nassau, Curacau, Bermuda
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Divers were allowed to set their own profiles
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 [None]Fresh water rinse always on the boat, Photo shop on sight with rental equiptment. Nice photo show put on by staff.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]This island is very laid back and the people are very nice. No need to overpack as everything is casual. Do bring at least 1 sweatshirt as it can get cool at night. We stayed in the condos. There are 2 condo buildings, one is under renovation. They are 1 bedroom with a wrap around enclosed porch as a 2nd bedroom and kitchen, quite nice for hearing the ocean at night. Condos are about 100 yards from resort which is nice for quiet and privacy. I cant say enough about the staff here, Max the manager greeted us the first day in to make sure we had everything we needed. We needed to stock up on groceries and one of the staff drove us to the store and waited for us! We had 2 5year olds with us, so we were often showing up at the last minute for restaurant hours and they were great about it. They even called our room a couple of times when we did not eat there to make sure they did not close on us. Beach was well kept, but not a good swimming beach. Pool was nice and clean, we were practically the only ones using it. The food was fantastic, some kind of carved roast every night, or grilled steak, crab legs, fish all good. Dive staff was nice and did good briefings, diving was very good although it was very rough with 6' waves at times. We did get over to little Cayman and dove bloody bay, which was amazing, very pristine. The reef are in great shape here with lots of coral and sponge life. Fish population was average, few moorays although I did photograph a 3" baby mooray. We saw several hawksbill turtles, lettuce leaf nudibrancs, a few stingrays and one eagle ray. The wreck of the 356 is a must see ( a russian Frigate) with 2 gun turrets intact. I also reccommend the Tarpon dive, great for photo's as they let us get close and the sight had lots of mini canyons and ledges to explore. We will return here again for sure!
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