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

August, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by David E Reubush, VA, US
Top Contributor   (42 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
Report Number 5646
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Curacao,
Dominica, Galapagos, Indonesia, Red Sea, Roatan, Turks & Caicos, Virgin
Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
86   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft. first dive, 60 ft. second dive, come back with at least 500 psi  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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  
Comments
Rinse tank on boat only for cameras, camera table on boat generally
uncrowded except for beginning of trip when boat was full of photographers,
big, deep sink back at resort for camera rinsing.
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
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
This was our 12th trip to Pirates Point.  August would not be the same
without our annual pilgrimage to visit Gladys and her staff.  (Some of whom
predate our first visit in 1995.  The turnover being low so that you
develop a friendship with everyone.)  You can read my reviews from previous
years in the Undercurrent archives.  Things have not changed.  The diving
is, in our opinion, the best in the Caribbean and the food is as good as
the diving.  The diving is also some of the easiest you will find anywhere
with warm, flat water, great visibility, and generally no currents. 
Unfortunately, the lionfish invasion has continued.  We saw one or more on
just about every dive.  The divemasters have been catching all that they
can with nets and we had lionfish sushi several times during our stay.  The
big news is that the "official" lionfish spear arrived just
before we left and should make it much easier to catch and remove the
lionfish.  The Cayman Islands Department of Environment has been very
conflicted about taking any fish from the marine park, but finally realized
that the lionfish needed to be removed with something more effective than a
net.
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