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Dive Review of Neptune's Divers/Aqua Bay Club in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Neptune's Divers/Aqua Bay Club, Jun, 2007,

by Marjorie Griffing, g, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 3402.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving MN, WI, FL Keys and various other FL locations, Bonaire, Cozumel, various other Caribbean Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth specified but no one verified, on board with at least 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Aqua Bay Club is not specifically a diving resort, but the location at the North end of Seven Mile Beach was good and the large screened balconey made a good place to store soggy dive gear. The condos are large with fully equipped kitchen. Maid service was spotty - we repeatedly asked for extra towels and usually didn't get them, frequently maid service was completed around dinner time.

As others have noted, food on the Cayman Islands is expensive, both in the grocery store and at restaurants. That being said, we had several really good meals.

The dive operation was wonderful. No more than 8 on a boat. They picked us up promptly at the designated time at the Aqua Bay Club. When we were diving consecutive days, they stored gear over night for us. The chose locations each day so that no dive sites were repeated during our entire week and the best diving given the weather was chosen. First dive was typically to 100 feet. A DM guided the dive although we were free to go our own way. They specified a time limit but said that those with computers could come up per their computer and air limits. Second dive was typically after a 40 minute surface interval and to 50 feet. The DMs were really good at IDing the various fish and pointing out difficult to find critters - blue cleaner shrimp, scorpion fish, etc. We usually surfaced after about 45 minutes on the first dive and after an hour on the second dive with plenty of air. Specified time limits were usually 25 minutes and 40 minutes respectively. Even though were were last on board, they still waited for us to have the 40 minute surface interval.

We typcially dive Nitrox on the first dive. Nitrox fills were spotty - even though we ordered 32%, tanks sometimes analyzed at 26%. We were not charged for Nitrox when the tanks were light on the O2.

We drove the entire island. Georgetown and SMB area have been restored after Ivan. East End is another story. About half of the properties were for sale and many had not been repaired.
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