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

November, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Laurie Gneiding, NJ, USA (4 reports)
Report Number 4547

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Reporter
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Throughout the Caribbean, Belize, Cozumel, US Northeast

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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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