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Dive Review of Indigo Divers in
Cayman Islands

Indigo Divers: "Concierge Diving in Cayman", Feb, 2018,

by Jeffrey D Hubbard MD, NY, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 10675 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is concierge diving, at its best. Pickup at your lodging (@ or near 7 Mile Beach), quick ride to dock (Northwest Bay or Georgetown,) short run (less than 20 minutes) to dive site. Max of 6 divers, so our group filled it. Return to lodging.
Boats are small but super well organized, so plenty of room for 6 pax + 2 crew. The bad news: No head, but crew is accommodating with alternative arrangements. Nitrox available but really no need; tanks all >3100 psi. Dives were expertly guided but no herding; no checking depth, air, & c. Just signal @ 1500 psi. We didnít know the topography so being guided was fine. First morning dive is deeper (none >100 ft), 2d medium depth after good surface interval with cold water, fruit, home baked goods. We dove 2 tank morning dives, 2 days out of 3, + 1 night dive, for 2 weeks. Our 6 divers wore from Lavacore to 5 mm wetsuit. Kittiwake is a medium depth wreck dive, relatively recently sunk, worth doing more than once. They also offer other dives and instruction.
Excellent night dive: walk through Macabuca bar/restaurant, down the ladder into the sea. Tarpon, seriously cooperative octopus, large triton & tulip shell snails out for a creep.
Crew is knowledgeable and still enthusiastic about diving despite all the experience, always a plus. Of course, itís easy to be enthusiastic about Cayman diving: easy, scenic, fairly well preserved sites, very short runs to the sites along 7 Mile Beach.
Someone said, ďCayman isnít Caribbean expensive, itís New York expensive.Ē Range of accommodations from apartments to giant gin palaces, excellent restaurants from not -too-expensive to astronomical, good grocery stores, but nothing cheap. Diving is a big deal in Cayman, so lots of dive shops, too. The locals (natives + continentals) are extremely friendly and helpful, more so than in most of the Caribbean. Iím sure one can get in trouble, but we walked around a fair bit in 7 Mile Beach area and never felt uneasy, night or day. We liked having a car, but walking (Grand Cayman is really flat) is easy and taxis are available.
We'll be back next year.
Websites Indigo Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Bahamas, Fernando de Noronha, Australia, Fiji, PNG, Micronesia, Hawai'i
Closest Airport GCM Getting There Many direct flights, good connex through Atlanta, Houston, Miami (not recommended because of baggage issues))

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Mostly follow-the-leader but no policing of depth & c.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
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