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Dive Review of Pirates Point in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by David Reubush, VA, USA
Report Number 666
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Curacao, Galapagos, Red Sea, St. Thomas, Turks
& Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft. limit first dive and 60 ft. limit second dive loosely enforced  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
There was a camera table on the boat and it was restricted to cameras. 
However, the rinse tank on the boat was a converted cooler.  It was good
that most of the week I was the only person with a camera or there would
not have been room to get everyone's camera rinsed.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
This was our fifth trip to Pirates Point and we have already signed up to
return next year.  From my experience Gladys Howard has a unique operation
in the dive world.  Rather than having new staff members every time you go
most at Pirates Point have been with her for years.  As a result, frequent
guests are more like visiting family members and are treated as such.  The
dive masters know your capabilities and act accordingly.  You are free to
join the loosely guided tours or go off on your own.  The decision is
yours.  The land part of the operation is equally as good.  The food is
great, and the whole tone is very laid back.  We go there to get in a great
week of relaxation as well as for the great diving.
The water conditions this year were perhaps the best of all our trips.  The
water was generally flat, warm, and the visibility was at least 80 ft. and
often much greater.  We saw the usual abundant fish life and turtles.  What
was unusual this year was the large number of reef sharks that were on
about every other dive.  I even had one that allowed me to swim with it for
about 10 minutes.  All in all it was a great week.
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