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Dive Review of Nekton Diving Cruises/Nekton Rorqual in
Cayman Islands

July, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Douglas Kaip, TX, USA
Report Number 2995
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Saba, Nevis, St. Kitts, BVI, Cayman, Nice, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef,
Palau, Turks and Caicos, Southern Bahamas, Cay Sal Bank, Flower Garden
Banks
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
40   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
130ft, 1hr surface interval, no gloves allowed (Cayman Law)  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Dedicated camera table away from dive deck.  I do not know if they still
offer E6.  Everyone seems to be digital now.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
I have been to Grand Cayman twice before.  I may not go again (to Grand
Cayman), however, Little Cayman (Bloody Bay Wall) made it worth every
penny.  The Brac was nice.  I am going again next week.  Nitrox is
available for an extra fee, but, you must tell them you want Nitrox when
you make your reservation.  You are required to spend an afternoon on
Cayman Brac when the boat is refueled.  If you want to see the island stop
at the store and grab some food.  If all of the guests show up at the same
restaurant at the same time it will use up most of your time.  The locals
operate on island time, hurry is not in their vocabulary.  Both Nekton
boats make excellent diving platforms.  The crews on all three of my trips
so far have been excellent and very helpful.  Steel 95s are used on the
Rorqual.
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