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Dive Review of Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman Island

Little Cayman Beach Resort: "High quality Caribbean diving", Jan, 2016,

by Marilyn Walker, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 8823.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Caribbean, Australia, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Micronesia
Closest Airport On the island Getting There Figure on three airplanes, from home to a gateway city (we used Miami) then to Grand Cayman then to Little Cayman. The only fuss was the very long line through the security gate at Grand Cayman. Baggage allowance is generous.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The first dive of the day is always 90 to 110 feet. We do not like to go that deep, so we dove nearby in 50-60 foot depth, which was more comfortable.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments They handled the cameras carefully. No rinse bucket on the boat, but a big tank back on the dock. It was okay. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Read the fine print when you make your booking. The Little Cayman Beach Resort and Reef Divers sell packages, which are not refundable and are not changeable.

Reef Divers' two-tank morning excursion has a different price per dive than the one-tank afternoon dive. Do not suppose that you'll be able to substitute two afternoon dives for two morning dives. You will save yourself some heartburn, and personal intervention from the affable general manager, by sticking exactly to your dive program. Theirs is a no-change policy, whether for bad weather or personal inclination. If you are uncertain about how much diving you are realistically going to do, I recommend against prepaying any dives, as you'll probably lose money.

The scuba air compressor is located way too close to the guest rooms, pool and beach. The noise is horrendous all day long. No chance for a siesta or peaceful beach hammock due to the roar. At other resorts, the compressor is well away from the public areas, to minimize the racket. The compressor is usually off at 5pm, when the dive shop closes, but not always.

Be aware that the ocean view rooms, in the 300-block section of the resort, are a premium price for the view. However, room 305, on the top floor, and room 301, on the first floor, are immediately adjacent to the scuba compressor building so the noise is as loud as possible. We were first assigned room 305, but rejected it as unacceptably noisy. They obliged by reassigning us for the first two nights to room 207, which is farther away from the compressors, and sound-proofed enough that closing the door and turning on the air conditioning provided us with peaceful quiet. We were not refunded the difference in price: no refunds even for an unsatisfactory situation. On the third day, another room, 307, was available, which is fart ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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