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Dive Review of Southern Cross Club in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Southern Cross Club: "Great Diving, Great Resort", Feb, 2024,

by Michael Cotter, VA, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12912 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was my third annual trip to the Southern Cross Club (and I'm already booked for Feb 2025). There is a group of us, up to eight, that have been going since 2022. Many of them visited a few times in the 90s.

SCC has two dive boats: a 36-foot Newton and a 36-foot Seahawk. They do a two-tank AM dive and, if there is enough interest, a one-tank afternoon or dusk dive (4 diver minimum). The afternoon/dusk dive went out every day (three afternoon and two dusk). There were typically 8-12 divers on the boat with the divers split between two groups.

Prior to your first dive, your gear is taken to the boat and set up for you. It is left on the boat for the duration of your stay unless you want to take some/all of it back and forth to your room. Back at the dock after a dive, the crew hoses the gear down with fresh water to provide a modest rinse ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Southern Cross Club   Southern Cross Club

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, BVI, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Galapagos.
Closest Airport Edward Bodden Airfield (LYB) Getting There DCA <--> MIA <--> GCM on American Airlines.
GCM <--> LYB on Cayman Airways.
No issues on this trip (had a Cayman Airways cancellation last year...and Cayman Airways is often running late).

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions DMs concluded briefings with max time & max depth though I never saw them police it. Dives were guided by DMs who allowed divers reasonable latitude to "wander" as long as they were in sight. I was routinely 10+ minutes over the max time without being ushered onto the boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Small camera table on dive deck. Large cooler served as rinse tank. Crew handed cameras down after splashing and retrieved cameras before climbing ladder. No camera room at resort. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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