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Dive Review of Divi Tiara/Same in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

July, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Tripp Jones, SC, USA
Top Contributor   (52 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
Report Number 587
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Bonaire, Truk, Belize, Little Cayman,
Grand Cayman
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110 feet: CIWSA guidelines  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Good setup: Barbie was excellent.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Very nice trip with our dive shop (Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC).
Diving was very nice, good viz, good weather and nice critters, small and
large. Saw good many turtles, small and adult. Divi Tiara has put money
into upgrading the facilities on shore and rooms were nice and food was
outstanding. The dive staff was excellent (Daniel and Nicky). However, they
need to put money into the boats. Daniel was under contract for a month
with his own boat from Grand Cayman and his was excellent with 16 divers.
However, the other part of our group (32 of us in all) had problems with
their boat about every day. One boat was in the anchorage with an engine
pulled and the other one was on its last leg, it seemed. The staff did
their best with what they had to work with and it seems the problem is with
the central office, not on Cayman Brac. These were the same boats we were
on here 9 years ago. Cayman Airways from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman is a
study in inefficiency. All in all, a fun trip and I'll probably go back
some time. Hope the boats are better and the airline more efficient.
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