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Dive Review of Pirates Point in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Pirates Point, Aug, 2003,

by David Reubush, VA, USA . Report 666.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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.

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

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. limit first dive and 60 ft. limit second dive loosely enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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.
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