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

Pirates Point Resort: "The usual good diving with an added bonus of many more sharks", Feb, 2022,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 66 reports with 33 Helpful votes). Report 11862 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments My wife and I have been visiting Pirates Point since 1995, this was our 24th time there. The folks at Pirates Point are very much more than just staff, they are more like good friends and even family. We started going there for the best diving in the Caribbean and continue for that and to see the wonderful friends we have made over the years. This trip was originally scheduled for August of 2020 when the pandemic stepped in and forced its postponement. Late in 2021, when it looked like the Cayman Island's government was finally going to open the islands to tourism, I contacted Michelle, the manager, about a trip and she scheduled us for 2 weeks beginning the very end of January through the first 2 weeks in February. Michelle, who had been a divemaster, is still diving a bit, but the resort hired a couple, Adriane and Brooks, who are very good in the water, as the everyday divemasters. The diving was as typical, great, with the added bo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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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, Ambon), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport LYB - Little Cayman Getting There At this point in time American, Delta, & United are not flying to the Caymans. We had to fly to Miami on American from Richmond and then transfer to Cayman Air for the flight to Grand Cayman and then the Twin Otter to Little Cayman.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The usual Cayman Islands 100 ft first dive and 60 foot second dive, but nobody checked.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The setup for UWP's has not changed. There is a camera table on the boat as well as a big bin with fresh water. On-shore there is a big si ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Jill Rain in WA, US at Feb 23, 2022 12:52 EST  
Thanks very much for your detailed report. We’ve been going to PPR for years too and plan to again. What was your sense about how well they weathered the pandemic shutdown financially and logistically? The new boat suggests they’re solvent. Michelle driving boat and sole manager I assume. Who's doing what Ed was doing, water system, boat maintenance, etc? Did you meet up w Gay and Ed at all? I’m curious why they switched work (though I figured at some point it would just become too physically demanding, like hauling tanks around). Which rooms have they set aside for quarantine? How busy does LCBR look? Thanks for any info you can pass along.
By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Feb 27, 2022 12:21 EST  
Hi David, Thanks for the paragraph about your wife, a really nice story
By report author: David E Reubush in VA, US at Feb 28, 2022 11:38 EST  
I think they weathered the pandemic somewhat better than I anticipated. A lot of folks from Grand (Who couldn’t leave the country.) came over to Little for a break and PP operated as a B&B. During that time Susan also spent money on renovating rooms. I was told rooms 1, 2, 3, & 4 had been worked on and the bathrooms upgraded, plus most of the waterfront rooms now have A/C. Michelle was only on the boat twice. She spends most of her time in the office. The couple, Adriane and Brooks handle the boat and being dive masters. Also, the dive staff no longer take turns working in the clubhouse, after the divers leave the boat they do maintenance. Dana and Katie work in the clubhouse and serve as waitresses. Susan has also hired a new maintenance man. I saw Gay, Ed, and Diane at their Boutique/Coffee Shop a couple of times. They seem to be working harder now than before, but are having a good time as they are the owners. LCBR, Southern Cross, and PP are all nowhere near full.
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