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Dive Review of Nekton in
Cayman Islands/Grand, Little and Cayman Brac

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Maria Brinson, CA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 2737
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Roatan, Utila, Rarotonga, S. California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No diving deeper then 130ft  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
We just finished the Aug 19 Cayman trip and it was great. The crew was a
lot of fun yet professional, all the dives were great except Tarpon alley,
the vis was only about 30 ft. The weather held out for us and we had a
great time. There were only a total of 14 passengers, which was great. The
food was really good too.
We haven't gotten a camera yet so of coarse everything we saw was just feet
away posing for us. 
One thing that did irritate everyone on the boat was when we were heading
for a mooring on Little Cayman an Aggressor boat (which was already moored)
saw us passing and decided to change dive spots and go to ours. We were
heading to Jackson's Reef, our captain, Nelson, tried to contact them by
radio and they ignored him as they caught up to us and cut us off. They did
wave at us though as they passed. We all thought that it was very rude. Our
captain was very diplomatic though and said that if Aggressor wants the
spots before us that is fine, Nekton would just like some kind of response
so we can plan accordingly.
After we moored onto another site the 2 captains did communicate but we
don't know what was said. I was very dissappointed in the Aggressors
tactics and think they should start getting used to competition from other
We eventually dove Jackson's later in the week and it was a great site for
2 dives and a night dive. We saw 2 reef sharks, eagle rays and 1 very large
black tip there.
The reef sharks were very friendly and would quickly do "closing in
circles" to anyone kneeling on the sand. This made me a bit nervous
because they seemed very aggitated. I did bubble one that got too close. 
When we dropped down for a night dive the 1st thing we saw was a goliath
grouper and then 1 of the reef sharks quickly heading right towards us,
being less then a foot away, he got bubbled again and didn't come back.
I've only swam with sharks a few times and some of those times were on the
Nekton trip and this is the only time I'd seen sharks so 'friendly', I was
wondering if some of the other dive boats had been feeding them. 
We did also spot some sea wasps and my husband got zapped because we forgot
to purge on the way up. As long as you purged there was no problem with
The avg water temp was 84-86. 
We really wished Nekton had a boat in the S Pacific. I asked the captain
and he said they are working on putting one more boat in the Carriabean and
if it is successful then they will try the S Pacific. 
We would not hesitate at all to book with Nekton again and will but we have
to decide on the next place to go
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