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Dive Review of Pirates Point Resort in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Pirates Point Resort: "Another great visit", Aug, 2018,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 62 reports with 30 Helpful votes). Report 10641.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 23rd visit to Pirates Point since 1995. That alone should tell you how much we like it. There are a number of us who show up at the same time every year. It is always good to see old friends again. Since the resort only has 11 rooms whether you are a new guest or an old timer everyone gets to know everyone else pretty quickly and it is also very good to make new friends. For details I will refer you to the Undercurrent archive of my reviews from many previous years. I will note that Gladys Howard, the founder, died several years ago and is sorely missed. However, her daughter, Susan, has taken over and is doing a great job at continuing the traditions started by Gladys. Susan is also in the process of upgrading the physical plant. Last year during shutdown she redid the bar area and the dining room. We look forward to seeing what was done this year.
Websites Pirates Point Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Little Cayman (LYB) Getting There Fly to Grand Cayman and then take a Cayman Air Twin Otter to Little Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. first dive, 60 ft. second dive, come back with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments There is lots of subject matter for macro shooters. It seems that I can always find something that I have not seen before. This year it was a black ribbon worm. The resorts on the island have been jointly culling lionfish for a number of years and it has been successful as a lot of the small stuff like arrow blennies have returned.
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