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

June, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Vitale, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 5540
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Galapagos Islands, Papua
New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
First dive was 110 feet/50 minutes, subsequent dives were 60 feet/60
minutes...although this was not enforced.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There was a camera table, but we had to ask for a freshwater rinse bucket
for our cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
The resort was fantastic!  The rooms had recently been remodeled and were
very nice. Food was served buffet style, there was a large variety, lots of
it, and it was great.  There was a large bar and a pool and hot tub (which
were great after a day of diving). There are kayaks and bikes you can

They had 4 very nice dive boats, each with 2 crew.  The crew would have you
sit on the back of the boat and bring your tank/BC to you. After the dive
they would remove your tank/BC and change out the tank. The dive platform
was near the water and there were two ladders. There was a freshwater rinse
hose for after your dive.

At the beginning of the week they gave you a mesh bag, you placed all your
dive gear in the bag and they took it to the boat on the first day.  You
set up your gear the first day, then left your BC/regulator setup on the
boat at the end of each day.  You took the rest of your gear off the boat.
There were freshwater rinse tubs and a place to hang wetsuits and leave
your dive gear to dry overnight.

One crew member would lead each dive if you wanted to follow.  I did this a
couple of times but they did not point out much so I did my own thing.

The dive operation could use some improvement. Here are a few minor issues
I experienced:

1) Dive restrictions of first dive 110 feet/50 minutes, subsequent dives
were 60 feet/60 minutes. We were all experienced divers using computers, we
should be able to dive our computers within recreational dive limits.
Although this was not strictly enforced and therefore we all did our own

2) Took us to one particularly poor dive site at the beginning of the trip,
I talked to them and it did not happen the rest of the week.

3) Diving is set up for two dives in the morning (8:10AM), and one in the
afternoon (1:50PM). We were a group of 14 and wanted to delay the afternoon
dive to 2:30, after several discussions, they finally agreed.

4) Towards mid-week when there were not as many quests, so they divided the
guests among two boats instead of taking out a third boat. It was too
crowded at this point.  And there were still only two crew per boat.

5) Additional diving was expensive. They offered a wreck dive to Cayman
Brac, a couple of night dives, and a dusk dive.  The dusk/night dives were
$60 each, the wreck was $30. I felt like the cost of the dusk/night dives
was too much.  They needed a certain number to make, when they had one less
they said if everyone still wanted to go it would be an additional $10
more.  If you did the wreck dive you had to forgo the two morning dives to
do it, and it still cost extra.

6) Nitrox was expensive; although I do not think they had the ability to
fill their own tanks and had to get the tanks from another operation which
would explain the expense.

I felt the dive operation was not very flexible and was on the expensive

Overall, for a Caribbean, land-based trip, this is a good one, great
resort, good Caribbean diving. I would not let the minor issues with the
dive operation stop me from diving there again.
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