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Dive Review of Pirates Point in
Cayman Islands

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by David Reubush, VA, USA
Top Contributor   (45 reports, with 8 Helpful votes)
Report Number 4298
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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, Indonesia, Provo, Red Sea, Roatan, Virgin
Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
86   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
80   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
The usual Cayman Islands:  100 ft. max first dive, 60 ft. max second dive,
come back with at least 500 psi  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
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
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
Top of table on boat reserved for cameras, small rinse tank on boat for
cameras, dedicated rinse tank on shore for cameras
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 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 10th trip to Pirates Point (since 1995).  Since 1992 it has
become one of our, must do, "rites of summer."  The staff has
become more like old friends or even family than the transient crew you
expect at most dive resorts.  Gladys Howard does no advertising, relying
instead on word of mouth to bring people in.  With a 75%+ repeat guest
ratio we often see people we have met in the past or who come at the same
time as we do year after year.  I guess the message is:  If you want
perhaps the best diving in the Caribbean, definitely the best food at any
dedicated dive resort, and wonderful people Pirates Point is the place to
go.
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