Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of PARADISE DIVERS/PARADISE VILLAS in
Cayman Islands/LITTLE CAYMAN

February, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by EARL E. CARPENTER, IL, USE
Report Number 941
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
OUR GROUP OF 6 TO 8 DIVERS TAKES A YEARLY TRIP THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY. 
IN 4 YEARS WHE HAVE BEEN TO GRAND CAYMAN, BELIEZE, GRAND TURK, AND THIS
YEAR TO LITTLE CAYMAN.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]GENERALLY EVERY DIVE WAS ABOUT 100 FEET AND WORKING OUR WAY
BACK UP THE WALL.  THEY WANTED US ABOARD WITH 500 LBS OF AIR, BUT NO ONE
CHECKED OUR TANKS.    
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
LITTLE CAYMAN  
We were a group of six guys with dive experience ranging from as few as a
dozen to several hundred dives, on our yearly dive outing.  We chose Little
Cayman for its reputation as one of the premiere dive spots in the
Caribbean.  And we certainly were not disappointed.  From the grass runway,
the 55 lb. weight limits and the airlines attitude of “We like to
fly and your luggage will arrive sometime,” this was the place to
kick back and “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” there
is no rat race here.  The island is a great place to relax, unwind and
enjoy life and diving at its very best.  

PARADISE VILLAS      paradisevillas.com
We chose Paradise Villas because “Undercurrent” said it
was the best, and they certainly were right.  We always had the feeling
that Marc and Sabine were always there just for us --- their service was
always beyond what we expected.  They made special arrangements for
breakfast for 6 guys who can’t eat their own cooking in the
villas, the luggage and dive equipment was picked up or left at the front
door when arriving or departing, and rooms were always cleaned when we were
away diving, service was always there.   And, the Hungry Iguana was the
restaurant where the locals chose to eat…   where Anu made every
meal a special event. Paradise Villas definitely lived up to their
accolades in the Dive Magazines as the #1 Dive Resort in the Caribbean.  

PARADISE  DIVERS   paradise-divers.com
This is the dive operation of Paradise Villas and they are equal to the #1
rating as well.  They have a large flat bottom boat, which is very fast and
very stable in rough waters, unlike some of the v-bottom cattle boats that
others operate on the island.  We never had over 9 divers on a boat that
could handle 14 or more.  Our dives were handled by Rod and Vince, who
alternated between Divemaster and Captain.  Their knowledge of the dive
sites, the marine life and the safety of all the divers was excellent. 
They handled all the dive equipment from the time we arrived on the island
until we left.  A couple days we traveled further than all the other dive
operations just to get to a dive site, which was in calmer water, they were
always looking for ways to maximize our diving experience in Little Cayman.
 We were definitely in the hands of Pros, not three month escapees from the
cold winter snows.

THE BLOODY WALL
This is truly one of the best dive locations in the Caribbean.  The
magnificence of the wall and the premiere condition of the corals makes the
extra time flying out from Grand Cayman well worth it.  The fish life was
varied and plentiful and turtles were present on just about every dive.  
We were fortunate to see a pair of Flying Gunards on one of our dives and
also “Jerri the Grouper” came to swim with us on
another occasion.  In four days of diving we didn’t have a dive
that wasn’t beyond our expectations.  It’s great to see
the condition of these reefs and also the care that those on the island are
giving to their valuable asset.

If you want to experience the best in the Caribbean, you must visit
Paradise Villas and Paradise Divers on Little Cayman.  This is an
experience you well want to repeat as our group well do soon on our yearly
dive outing.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 765 dive reviews of Cayman Islands and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on Paradise Divers

All Cayman Islands Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Cayman Islands
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Indigo Divers Grand Cayman
INDIGO DIVERS Grand Cayman
Owner operated for the very best in personal service. 6 DIVERS MAX. Luxury dive boat. Outstanding diving with a touch of class..
LIVING THE DREAM DIVERS We specialize in delivering safe, friendly, and professional dive trips. We guarantee stunning sites and small groups on our spacious boat.
 

Want to assemble your own collection of Cayman Islands reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.


Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.