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Dive Review of Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort, May, 2003,

by Justin Newton, CA, USA . Report 1070.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Fiji, St. John, Florida Keys, Belize, Southern California, New Jersey <no, really>
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The Cayman Islands has regulations regarding depth limits and bottom times as follows:

First dive of the day 100' 45 minutes
2nd and more dives are 60' for 50 minutes

Our divemasters ensured we were well aware of limits, and spoke to any obvious violators.


Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The dive operators at Reef Divers were excellent. We had Coco and Ron as our divemasters. They were both VERY knowledageable about the local dive sites and life, as well as just nice folks. They were concerned about diver safety without being controlling. Before each dive whichever divermaster wasn't going in the water, drew a map, and did the dive briefing. I found the maps were excellent, and gave a great overview of the area, including notes for macro life. The dives were spectacular. The reef is unbelievably alive, thanks to low numbers of tourists, as well as enforced marine conservation diving laws, like NO TOUCHING ANYTHING <I think all dive locations should have this, but thats just me>. There were fish, well, everywhere. On the last dive of the trip, I remember telling my wife after the dive that I couldn't believe we were getting bored of seeing honeycomb cowfish and queen triggerfish. The walls were spectacular, some of them being as sheer as a skyscraper, from 15', to 6000'. Neat! I think over the course of the week there was one so-so dive and the rest were great.

Ok, now to the bad. While others in the group didn't feel the same way I did, I found the food at the resort bad enough that I lost ten pounds while on vacation. My high school was significatnly better. The accomodations were ok. All the rooms are laid out around the pool and bar, which is generally ok. On our fist night, however, after spending like 18 hrs getting there, it was karaoke night, and instead of sleeping, we got the joy of hearing other people sing, badly.

The resort staff were all very nice, and the barteneder, Sue was a stand out.

I would go back again, but I'll bring my own food somehow.

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