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Dive Review of Divi Tiara in
Cayman Islands

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Joe, CA, USA
Report Number 2568
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Average to mediocre food, choked on boiled pork chops at lunch once. No
variety whatsoever, cuisine quality varies from 2 to 5 on a scale of 10.

60's style rooms, clean sheets but the mattress caved in a puff of royal
dust. Perfect for cheap Spring Breakers, or bearded bikers escaping from
the law.

Phony management, great lip service, Colgate smiles, no results.

The place only survives because of the great diving off-shore, and duopoly
position shared with the Brac Reef Resort just down the road.

If your idea of a tropical escape is booze and oversized tatooed mamas, go
see for yourself. You might even make new friends.

The only edge over Grand Cayman here is the diving -- and by a nose --

The more ecclectic diver/traveller will no doubt enjoy the five star
amenities, up to par dining, much finer beach (sand quality, cleanliness,
space), comfortable/reliable boats, comparable underwater scene, anonymity,
relative seclusion...

-- of some Grand Cayman properties, 

without the added cost, hassle, additional two hour transit wait for this
terminally ill destination.

Don't be fooled by the "extra mile" paradigm. Just because it is
harder to get to does not mean you will find heaven. 

Nothing more frustrating (or hilarious depending who you ask) than
perishing in the fumes of an overheated diesel engine on a poorly
maintained dive boat. Yeah, yeah, everybody move back, it's only gonna be a
couple of hours....island time.

I resurfaced a tad early on one of my dives only to catch the boat master
giving himself a pedicure with the cooler knife destined for the orange
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