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Dive Review of Resort Sports/Caribbean Princess (cruise) in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Resort Sports/Caribbean Princess (cruise), May, 2006,

by Paul and Donna Lima, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports). Report 2466.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Maui, Big Island, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with or above divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments dedicated fresh water container for cameras

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Booked a shore excursion on the Caribbean Princess and lucked out with Resort Sports Ltd. Peter and Marlin took us out to the North Wall of Grand Cayman on a clean, fast, spacious 46 foot Nekton for a wall dive followed by Stingray City. They told us we were free to do anything that would not break the boat. The 13 divers on board spread out and enjoyed the vessel. Plenty of deck space and plenty of shade for those that wanted it. The wall was beautiful with great visibility and no current but fish life seemed scarce. The second dive was billed as the world's best 12 foot dive and it was. Plenty of stingrays and lots of action as we did as instructed and held squid pieces in closed fists. The stingrays were large (up to 4 foot wingspan)and went after the squid with great determination. Both of us ended up with large hickeys and bruises from rays sucking on our arms trying to get to the squid. When all the food was gone we went in search of Hector, a 6 foot green moray. Peter had said we might find him and we did. Lured out by a piece of squid he placidly allowed himself to be petted and placed around Donna's neck, certainly a dive highlight for her. Dive briefings were thorough and they did not push either tips or the availability of t-shirts. Time limits were generous as we were asked to be back on board with 500 psi. Have had mostly excellent experiences diving off a cruise ship and would recommend it a way to sample a variety of dive destinations.
We take our own gear but most of the rental gear we have seen seems to be more than adequate.
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