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Dive Review of Pirates Point in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by David Reubush, VA, USA
Top Contributor   (45 reports, with 8 Helpful votes)
Report Number 1914
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Great Barrier Reef, Galapagos, Red Sea, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos,
Bonaire, Curacao, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
86   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft. first dive, 60 ft. second dive, no time limit (on some days I had
over 3 hours bottom time in 2 dives), return with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Dedicated table on boat for cameras, small rinse tank on boat strictly for
cameras, larger. dedicated rinse tank back at resort 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
This was our 7th trip since 1995 (and 4th year in a row) to Pirates Point. 
We started going right after we got our subscription to Undercurrent and
received a booklet on the best places to dive as an inducement to
subscribe.  Ben was right then and it is still our favorite place.  There
are at least 10 of us who meet there the same week every year.  The resort
only has 10 rooms so there are never more than 20 people on a 42 ft.
Newton.  The second week this year there were only 3 of us which made it
like a private charter.  We spent 2 full weeks of just wonderful diving. 
The water was warm and flat, the visibility was great, and we saw lots of
stuff, both large and small.  On the big side we found one Goliath Grouper,
saw several reef sharks, lots of nurse sharks, several eagle rays, lots of
southern sting rays, and numerous turtles.  On the small side we saw 2 sea
horses (my wife actually found one of them), 3 pipe fish, a baby trunk
fish, and lots of different varieties of other small fish.  Another great
thing on the diving side of the house is that there is very little
turn-over in the staff so that you see the same dive masters year after
year.  They know your skills and also know the reefs VERY well.  It is
amazing the stuff they can find.  On the resort side the food is to die
for.  The chefs (and I mean chefs not just cooks), Cam and Diane, have been
there for a  number of years.  We always gain 5 pounds each every year and
have to work hard to get it off in time to gain it back the next year.  If
you want to eat, sleep, and dive this is the place.  If you want night life
forget it.
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