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Dive Review of Paradise Divers/Paradise Villas in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Paradise Divers/Paradise Villas, May, 2004,

by Ronnie & Tom Hess, PA, USA . Report 1057.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Sea of Cortez, Cozumel, Cocos, Belize, Turks & Caicos, French Polynesia, Maldives, Virgin Islands, Nevis
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max. Depth 110 and Max. Time 60 min. After the first day check out, were able to elect to dive on own or follow dive guide.
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 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments For day boats, the set up was adequate. Fresh water tubs for after the dive, and storage tubs held them safely before diving.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Paradise Villas was perfect, exactly what we anticipated based on prior research. Quiet, clean and spacious villas more than met our needs. The grounds are well maintained, and any problems (noisy air conditioner, wobbly ceiling fan) were attended to and fixed the same day (while we were out diving). Dive operation provided no fuss, no muss diving experience. Dive Masters Rod and Vince provided enough informaiton prior to the dive and identified unusual creatures during the dive, but left you to your own experienced devices otherwise. Just want we wanted. Because you could elect to dive on your own,my husband and I spotted an eagle ray on the sand and spent a half-hour watching it feed and soar. Several turtles, and alot of macro life, blennies, juvenile crynoids, pipefish, pipe horse, and jawfish (with eggs). We had a wonderful time, and booked for next year before we left. The rating for shore diving and beginner diving is there because not applicable was not available. We did not choose to shore dive and we are not beginners.
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