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Dive Review of Living the Dream Divers/Westin in
Cayman Islands/North Sound

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Thomas Hanlon, IL, US (1 report)
Report Number 5593
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys, Grand Cayman (west, south and north sides), Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
85   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
On boat with no less than 500 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
The dive sites around Grand Cayman are generally very clear and offer tons
of photo opportunities.  If you like fish, coral formations, swim throughs
and turtles, this is THE place to go.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Living the Dream was great to work with.  My dive buddy is my 13 year old
daughter who was certified by Gary at Living the Dream 2+ years and some 75
successful dives ago.  They are an incredibly safe operation great for both
families, experienced divers, new divers and technical divers.  They can
give you what you need.  They are very knowledgable about the sites, both
in terms of profile and what to expect.  Tell them what you like and they
will accommodate it.  Their boat is quite spacious, and they only take a
very limited number of divers (never more than 8 during the week we were
there and average about 6).  Their pricing is actually a few dollars less
than the island average for 2 tanks dives.  Their rental equipment is
practically new and in very good condition.  They even made sure to have a
2X BCD for me (I'm a larger guy).  I miss them every day, but we'll be back
in December for an even longer trip and will be diving every day with
Living the Dream!

The Cayman weather was as expected in July (on and off rain and clouds) and
the water was beautifully warm, sun very hot.  I did see evidence of coral
bleaching here and there (not really noticeable unless you are looking for
it) so keep that in mind next time you crank up the A/C or drive when you
could have walked or biked.  Swam with so many sea turtles I lost count. 
Did 2 night dives as well (alway great to have a knowledgable divemaster
with you for those) and saw octopi, giant crabs and lobsters, eels running
about and other creatures of the night.  Its great to see the sleeping fish
and bioluminescence.  Living the Dream had the tanks and equipment ready
for us and it was all effortless (for a shore dive).  I have sent pictures
to Living the Dream and they have posted some on their site and Facebook

Feel free to contact me about Grand Cayman (our favorite destination for 8+
years) or Living the Dream Divers.  Happy diving!
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