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

May, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Robert P Moore, OH, US (1 report)
Report Number 6045
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
  to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
First dive 100 ft. Max, second dive 60 ft. max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There was a large rinse tank on the boat and the crew gave the cameras to
the divers and took them back after the dive.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Pirates Point lives up to it's excellent reputation.  In short, the diving
is terrific, the staff very helpful and the food up to the standards of a
gourmet restaurant in a large city.  This is a very laid back, relaxing and
unhurried resort.

Getting there is easy with quite a few flights to Grand Cayman.  The flight
to Little Cayman is on Cayman air which seems to run on time and often.

The resort is close to the airport and sits by itself on about 1 mile of
beach.    Everything about the resort is of good quality, clean and in good
condition.  The atmosphere is relaxed but runs on time and efficiently. 
Most of the guests are repeat visitors.  

Diving:	Bloody bay wall is incredible!  Visibility seemed to be greater
than 100 ft. and there is very little if any current.  Parts of the wall
are a dramatic vertical drop to who knows where.   There is a huge variety
of small and medium fish with a few large groupers as well as turtles,
sting rays and sharks.   Healthy sponges and soft corals are present in
larger numbers and more variety than I have seen anywhere else. 
Unfortunately there was not a lot of live hard coral.  

We did 2 morning dives starting at 9:00 and back by lunch at about 2:00. 
The first dive was on the wall to a maximum of 100 ft. finishing near the
boat for as long as you want but back on the boat with 500 #.  The second
dive was to 60 ft. again no time limit.  Good quality rental gear and
computers were available.  No afternoon dives and we did not ask for a
night dive.

Our gear stayed on the boat and the dive masters were very helpful getting
in and out of the water.  The dive leaders went at our pace and did a great
job of finding small critters.  Safety is an obvious concern with good
briefings, head counts and everything else you would expect of a first
class operation.

Accommodations:	Large, quiet, very comfortable rooms, some ocean view
without AC and some garden view with AC.  All rooms are within 100 ft of
the lounge and dining room and in very good condition.  The maximum number
of guests is 20.  A medium size fresh water pool overlooks the ocean.  

Food:		Breakfast and lunch were very good with a lot of variety.  Dinner
was truly of gourmet quality and presentation.  The chef sought out
comments and was quite willing to make alterations.  

The staff:  	Starting with Gladys Howard, the owner, everyone was very
helpful and eager to be of service.  They were also very fast and
efficient, so much so, that trying to help them, I just got in the way.

If you are looking for great diving, great food and a relaxing vacation
this is the best I have experienced.  

If you are looking for fast paced high adrenalin diving, go elsewhere.

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