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

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Alana McCormick, TX, US (1 report)
Report Number 6819
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, South Pacific, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
75   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
signal divemaster at 1500 psi, 100' depth level first dive, 60' second
dive, stay with buddy, come up with no less than 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
We had visited another resort on Little Cayman 11 years ago and decided to
go back to celebrate our 60th birthday, this time to Pirates Point. We
arrived on the first day of Pirate's Week and were greeted by the
proprietress Gladys, in her best pirate's gear, and Diane, the breakfast
& lunch chef, all dolled up as a mermaid - and that set the tone for a
fun week with a fun group!

We started each day early with coffee in the bar or on the patio while
Diane made a delicious breakfast and sang to her favorite songs. Then it
was off to dive Little Cayman's famous reefs with their excellent dive
operation - Gay, Michelle, Mike & Bob made sure everyone had a great
experience, pointing out all the critters, large & small, at the same
time running the safest program I've experienced. Depth limits were set for
each dive but length was based solely on your air consumption - out of the
water with 500 psi. All our dives were at least 60 minutes. Soft corals,
sponges, fans were plentiful, healthy and beautiful. Many friendly groupers
and lots of nurseries, with some good sized sharks, tarpon and barracuda.
Medium sized mature fish were not as plentiful, perhaps due to lionfish,
although Little Cayman has been more successful in eradication than most.
It was very interesting to see how many of the groupers recognized the dive
masters and enjoyed hunting for lionfish with them!

We returned for a delectable lunch around 1:30-2:00 - homemade soups,
several salads, entree, and dessert and then relaxed until our excellent
dinner chef Jeff put out an appetizer around 6:30. Gladys rang the dinner
bell at 7:30 and directed us to our tables. She made sure to sit with each
guest at least once during their stay and was a delightful and entertaining

I was absolutely stunned at the variety and quality of the meals - breads
were from scratch (even the hamburger buns), plates were beautifully
garnished, top quality fruits and vegetables, desserts over the top. All
were served buffet style so you could serve to your own liking. They will
accommodate any special needs but it's best to let them know in advance for

Dive packages include alcohol from their well-stocked bar, on a serve
yourself basis and I was especially pleased to find Santa Margherita pinot
grigio in the fridge! 

The rooms were comfortable - nothing fancy but with decent bed, good
lighting, table for two, room for your gear. Bathroom was small but water
was hot. Noseeums put a damper on my outdoor time as I did not think to
bring any deet, which was a shame as the pool, patio and surroundings were
very beautiful.

All of the staff worked as a team sharing responsibilities from captaining
the boat to driving the van to leading a dive to food service and running
the office - I felt everyone got individual attention. And Ed was always
quietly working in the background. Kudos to all!

It was a total pleasure to spend time with Gladys - her Texas hospitality,
warmth and personal touch are what makes Pirates Point such wonderful and
unique experience (can you believe crocheted doilies under the water
glasses?). Loved the bubbly and sushi she hosted for all at her home on
Friday night. She's full of great stories and just plain fun - jaksemas,
dear one! 
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