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

December, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Hynan, wi, usa
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Report Number 1531
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys, Lake Michigan, San Juan Islands,WA
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110 ft, 1 hr, 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
My wife and I made our 4th January visit in 2005. Fortunately, Paradise
Villas was only slightly damaged by Ivan, which actually added much more
beach in front of the villas. Before Ivan hit, they sent the dive boat over
to Grand Cayman. After Ivan, only Banana Wind's hull was salvagable. New
motors were bought, so BW was in service for our visit. But it was missing
the old canopy superstructure, so our rides were a little wetter. We
arrived on Jan. 3 as the winds died down somewhat, so we were able to
travel to the N (Bloody Bay) side for each trip. The reefs appear largely
undamaged by Ivan on both sides of LC. As usual Vince, Rod, and Marc made
every trip wonderful. We saw our first seahorse diving on the Gay's reef
site on the S. side and Jerry was there to greet us at Marilyn's Cut.

The Villas were as comfortable as ever, although some food selections were
in short supply at both the grocery store and Hungry Iguana. Ivan's
clean-up also led to a more decorative and functional arrangement of stones
in front of the villas. I also figured out how to catch bone fish this
trip. No expensive gear is required. I used a medium spining rod and about
10-12 lb. test. Squid can be bought at the grocery store. I used a #4 hook
with splitshot 12-18 inches above. A smaller piece of squid (about 1/2 in
wide) cast on the sand flats close to the bouys N. of the Villas will catch
different species. About every 5th bite was a bone fish. Hold on!

We will return as we cannot imagine a better dive vacation. If you know the
people at Paradise Villas, you will find a pleasant surprise.  
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