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Dive Review of Divi Tiara in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

Divi Tiara, Aug, 2003,

by ann mcgrath, va, usa (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 640.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving many, many places
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max of 110 on first dive, 60 on second dive. Time restriction only on Little Cayman.
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 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments There was a rinse bucket on the boats for cameras, but other than that, no accommodations for UWP

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments The staff is very, very good. They make it very easy for you by having you sit on the dive platform and bringing your gear to you. You never have to walk anywhere with your gear on. The boats do not have heads, however, and the trip to Bloody Bay Wall was rough.

We dove the same sites more than once because of current, and were blown out one morning by a storm, but it was hurricane season. The rate for the package was very good, but we were told there was unlimited shore diving at the resort, and there is NONE. The "unlimited shore diving" involves renting a car, etc. So, we chose to buy the single afternoon dive most days. This drove up our cost significantly. Nitrox was $12 a bottle.

The restaurant is fabulous - we had prime rib, lamb, baked ham, lobster and steak, crab legs, homemade soups and desserts. That was the best part of the trip! The resort is badly in need of renovation, and was undergoing renovation while we were there. They have added a new beach bar, which is very nice. We spent most of our evenings there, unless it was raining!
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