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

Pirates Point Resort, Nov, 2008,

by Laurie Gneiding, NJ, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4547.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Caribbean, Belize, Cozumel, US Northeast
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Cayman Islands specifies no depths below 110 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boat had large dry table restricted for camera use only and rinse bin restricted to camera use only.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our second visit to Pirates Point Resort on Little Cayman and it felt like we had come home. Gladys and her staff (Gay, Coco, Michelle, et al.) are wonderful and do their best to make you feel part of the family. The food is always prepared well and there is plenty of it. Make sure you ask for SCUBA bars!

Due to nearly a week of high winds, the barge could not make deliveries of fresh supplies, one dinner entree was repeated within the time we were there - it was still a feast. The winds prevented diving the Bloody Bay wall for the first few days; we dove the south side. Previous hurricane damage was evident - the shallow reefs are very silty but there are still lots of fish - fry to juveniles to large adults (including a HUGE terminal phase rainbow parrotfish). The dives on the Bloody Bay wall were terrific. The "Mixing Bowl" site is my favorite - schools of grunt, schoolmaster, horse eye jack, chub, chromis,and Creole wrasse. One hawksbill turtle swam with me for a time - got some terrific portraits! Also saw the largest lobster I've EVER seen! Dive guides are very conscientious about reef ecosystem and great at finding critters.

Our vacation was cut short by Hurricane Paloma - last we heard, the clubhouse roof was blown away and Little Cayman was without power for 2-3 weeks. Due to the ineptitude of Cayman Airways, we were unable to leave Grand Cayman in time to miss the hurricane and were stuckin a Georgetown hotel during the 115 mph winds. At least we were safe and dry.
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