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

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

by Mark Boranyak, MO, USA . Report 681.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Belize, Bahamas, Florida, Hawaii, Palau, New Guinea, Fifi, others
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 85 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Limits for first dive were 100 feet for 45 minutes. Second and third dives were 60 feet for 50 minutes. This applied only if you used a dive computer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera tables on all dive boats. Cameras were rinsed with a hose after each dive. Dive crew were careful in handling the equipment.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 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 This was my fifth trip to Little Cayman Beach Resort. The resort remains top notch, but has slipped just a little from previous trips. Morale seemed a little low for some of the divemasters. I heard they were being overworked even more than normal. However, divemaster Liz Blengino was terrific and I am glad she once again crewed our boat.

Visibility was the worst I have experienced in 7-8 trips to Little Cayman. Also some of the sites were covered in algae. The dive site, Joy's Joy, has been terrible for the last two trips and all dive operations should consider finding new dive sites to replace this one. One of the divemasters mentioned the need to place new moorings for additional dive sites. I think that is a good idea.

Overall, I still think Little Cayman offers a lot of wonderful diving and I would recommend Reef Divers and the Little Cayman Beach Resort. However, it's time to return to the Indo Pacific region.

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