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

May, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by marie rose, pa, USA
Report Number 475
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bahamas, Belize, Kona, South Caicos, Bonaire,
Curacao, Florida, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 feet for 50 min, if you go in to deco, then no diving for 24 hours.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
For digital photographers, everything is great, rinse tank on the boat.  No
film processing available.  Digital still photo rental available with
transfer to CD for a reasonable price
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
It was MUCH better than we'd ever have thought.  The service was quite
extraordinary - in terms of dining, bar, room comfort and cleanliness, the
dive operation, extras like fishing, and their contact with the local
airlines to confirm flights.  NOT ONCE was tipping mentioned or even subtly
displayed (ie like a "TIP JAR").  I actually had to ask
management on the last day - one of the few places to let you put tips on
your credit card.  Honor bar and honor shopping (if no one was in the
shop).  Food was absolutely delicious and plentiful with meat and
vegetarian choices all the time.  The large beach is dotted with bungalows
- all with lounge chairs.  Hammocks and picnic tables here and there in the
shade.  The salt water pool is located right next to the bar and dining
area- so you can eat wherever you want - alone or with the group.  Fun
stuff like Friday night BBQ on the dock - the locals also gather. We booked
a 3 tank per day package and so got in all the dives we wanted.  However,
if you don't get this package, you'll need 4 people for the boat to go out,
or pay a fuel surcharge.  We added some guided fishing - bonefishing on the
flats from a skiff - fairly inexpensive for 4 hours.  Deep sea fishing is
also available.  This resort will be our first choice for a return to the
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