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Dive Review of Pirate's Point in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Clem Clapp, AL, US
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Report Number 2726
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving

		
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
75   to 125    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft. depth & on boat with 500psi, no solo diving that I could
ascertain.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
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
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
A small, dive oriented resort with a guesthouse feel to it. 10 rooms
w/choice of ac or not. Nice pool with jacuzzi. Outstanding and varied
cuisine served buffet style. Very competent, friendly and accomodating
staff at resort and dive op. Most dive staff did other jobs around the
resort. Self-serve honor bar with good selection of beverages.
Diving was very good with all done in Bloody Bay area with the single
exception of the wreck, The Soto Trader on the south side. Nitrox was
expensive at $14.00 per tank. They use a well maintained 42' Newton dive
boat. 
They do only a 2 tank am dive each day with a night dive on request.
Breakfast was at 8:00. The boat left the dock between 9 & 9:30 and
returned around 2:00pm. 15 minutes or so to dive sites. Lunch served
shortly thereafter. Dinner included wine and was served at 8:00pm with
dominoes afterwards, if desired. I had only one dive less than 60 minutes
and that was due to equipment problems. 
Lot of wall diving with some beginning as shallow as 30fsw. Made for great
wall-hanging safety stops.
Pretty good coral and critters on all dives. Dive staff very attuned to
protecting underwater environment.
Resort guests were mostly well-travelled and well-behaved divers. Lot of
repeat customers. The owner, Gladys Howard, lives on the premises and
celebrated her 20th anniversary in business in August. She drove us on an
afternoon tour of the island one day. 
Topside activities is limited to biking around the small island, a little
kayaking, viewing a large colony of red footed boobies and looking for
iguanas. My non-diving spouse loved the quiet atmosphere and shaded beach
hammock for reading and napping. Fantastic place to relax.
This was one of our favorite land based trips that we've taken.
  
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