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

January, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Marilyn Walker, CA, US
Reviewer   (6 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
"High quality Caribbean diving"
Report Number 8823
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
They handled the cameras carefully. No rinse bucket on the boat, but a big
tank back on the dock. It was okay. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
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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 ...
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