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Dive Review of Pirates Point Resort in
Cayman Islands

Pirates Point Resort: "Outstanding", May, 2018,

by David Ritchie, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10418 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This small all inclusive laid back resort on Little Cayman has about a ninety percent return rate with many divers returning yearly. Its two dives a day routine kept us away for many years, but we met staff members Gay and Ed in Indonesia and accepted their invitation to visit Pirates Point in July 2017. We returned in May 2018 with seven of our dive companions in tow. We will return again. The resort prides itself on its food and service. Divers enjoy an open bar. Night life is nil and other than diving day life consists of walks, looking at red-footed boobies and iguanas, chatting, reading and petting the cats. The diving in Bloody Bay is as good as it gets in the Caribbean. The friendly Giant Groupers are like pets. Lionfish are actively culled so small fishes abound. We found a pregnant pipehorse, jawfish with eggs, some nudibranchs, a seahorse or two. Dives can last for an hour and a half or more if you so choose. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits.
Websites Pirates Point Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean (many), Cozumel, S. Pacific (Fiji x 6) Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Baja California, Monterey Bay, Hawaii, Philippines, Yap, Indonesia
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with your buddy, exit with > 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Dive staff very good with cameras, great at pointing out stuff , good at crowd control with photographers and non-photographers.
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By report author: David Ritchie in CA, US at Aug 26, 2018 17:38 EST  
This should read "red-footed boobies". Sorry about that. David Ritchie
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