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

Southern Cross Club, May, 2003,

by marie rose, pa, USA . Report 475.

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

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
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.
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 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 Caribbean.
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