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

Little Cayman Beach Resort, Aug, 2010,

by Maureen C. Carnevale, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5686.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Belize, Bonaire, Cozumel, Florida Keys, Bahamas, Channel Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 86 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110' on first dive, 60' on second and third dive
Buddy teams
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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
UW Photo Comments I am not a photographer, but this is what I observed. Dedicated table onboard, dedicated rinse bucket on shore. Fresh water sprayer on board. Crew carefully handed camera to diver and helped back on board.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have been diving in Grand Cayman several times, but this was my first time in Little Cayman. My husband and I considered Pirate's Point and the Southern Cross Club, but selected Little Cayman Beach Resort and Reef Divers (the house dive operation) for several reasons: wanted to dive three dives a day, value of package, recommendations from other undercurrent divers and the dive operation.

If your partner does not dive, Little Cayman is not the place for you. There is really nothing to do, except lounge by the pool or in a hammock. There is no shopping, fine dining, exciting nightlife. There is a spa across the street.

The rooms have all been recently renovated and it showed. We stayed in an ocean front room, room 305. This was an upper level unit and the room had cathedral ceilings, making the room seem much larger. I knew the rooms had been renovated, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice everything was. Premium toiletries provided (soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion). Our view was worth the extra price. We also had a outdoor patio.

You place your gear bag outside your room the first day and the staff brings it onboard for you. The entire week, your BC and reg stay on the boat. You can rinse your wetsuit, booties, etc. and hang them in a drying facility just off the dock. So, you are not lugging your gear back and forth to your room all week. So, if you hesitate to get a second floor room, no worries.

Even in 86 degree water, I tend to get cold. I dove with a fleece lined dive skin and a vest underneath. I also wore a Caribbean dive cap. My husband alternated between a shortie or a swimsuit and rash guard.

Sharon and Ben were our dive crew for the week. They were outstanding. Everyone on staff was friendly and fun to be around.

Three meals a day in the same dining room, with the same staff and the same guests never got boring. There was a great selection that changed daily. The food was delicious.

The diving was outstanding. New divers and experienced divers a like have plenty to explore. We went to two brand new dive sites, which was fun. It is not very often your dive master is diving the site for the first time, right along with you.

Free WiFi was provided in the rate. The signal was strong and I had no problems.

The beach is lovely, complete with lounge chairs and hammocks. It is not a swimmable beach though. There is a lot of turtle grass you would have to swim past before you get to a sandy bottom and turquoise water.

Before we boarded the plane to go home, my husband wanted to know when we would be coming back. Very soon I hope!

Schedule for the week: on the boat by 8:10 am, two dives in the morning. First dive 110' for 50 minutes, second dive 60' for 60 minutes. Back for lunch between 11:30 and noon. Lunch. On the boat 1:50 for afternoon dive, 60' for 60 minutes. Back between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Rinse and dry gear. Relax by the pool. Cocktail. Shower and change for dinner. Cocktail on the patio. Lights out.

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