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Dive Review of Pirates Point in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by David Reubush, VA, USA
Top Contributor   (45 reports, with 8 Helpful votes)
Report Number 3482
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Curacao,
Dominica, Galapagos, Grand Turk, Provo, Red Sea, Roatan, Utila, Virgin
Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
85   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
The usual Cayman Islands 100 ft. first dive, 60 ft. second dive, come back
with 500 psi.  After 2 deaths on Little Cayman (different operation) this
year buddy diving was strictly enforced.    
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
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  
Comments
New, larger rinse tank on boat.  First week there were 5 housed SLR's on
the boat and the camera table was a bit crowded.  Second week there was my
housed SLR and a couple of housed point and shoots and things were much
better.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This was our ninth trip to Pirates Point since 1995.  We now come every
year for 2 weeks.  Of all the places we have been my wife and I believe the
diving and food at Pirates Point are perhaps the best in the Caribbean. 
Since print subscribers can now access reports from previous years I will
refer the reader to those reports and not repeat what I have said in the
past.  I will mention that this year the variety of things to see was even
better than usual.  Besides the normal number of nurse sharks and large
variety of reef fish we had a pair of reef sharks that stayed at Mixing
Bowl for the whole 2 weeks.  There were 2 sea horses, the first green
turtle I have seen in a number of years, and only the 3rd Goliath Grouper I
have ever seen.  There was also an especially large number of Hawksbill
turtles.  I also want to point out the patience and caring of the dive
masters who went beyond the call of duty to help a single diver who, on
their first dive, obviously needed help.  The dive masters took turns being
this diver's buddy/teacher so that none of the other guests had to deal
with trying to accomodate this diver's needs, and by the end of the week,
the diver was a much better diver.
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