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

July, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Kimberly Krebs, MD, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 6143
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Belize, Turks & Caicos, Key Largo, Bali, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Solo diving not allowed, but you could dive on your own with a buddy.  50
min / 100ft first dive, 60 min/60 feet on the 2nd and 3rd dives.  We had
one dive go to 84 minutes.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or  
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
My husband carries a very large camera.  There are tanks for the cameras on
board, but his camera is too big for these.  He kept it in the towel
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
This was our 5th trip to Southern Cross Club.  We love this resort and
return every year.  The diving is the best that you will find in the
Caribbean and the resort is top-notch.

We stay in a deluxe room, which costs $25 extra per night, but gets you a
bit fancier accommodations as well as an outdoor shower.  I was a bit
disappointed in our room this time, as it did not seem that the maintenance
was quite up to par with what I would expect from a room that I am paying
extra for.  Minor things, but still - when I hung up my towel, the towel
bar fell off the wall, the door to the toilet room was freshly spackled but
not painted, the dresser was missing a bunch of handles, etc.  We've never
encountered this before.  Still, the outdoor shower is the highlight of the

The beach in front of the resort is full of turtle grass, so there is no
swimming, but there is a pool and a jacuzzi.  The resort has kayaks and
paddle boards available to make the trek out to Owen Island (about a 15
minute paddle), for snorkeling and beach.  You can also request a car ride
up to Point of Sand Beach.

The boat ride to the North side is about 40 minutes and is the same as most
of the other resorts on the island.  Morning dives are 2-tank and there is
1 afternoon dive with an option to do a dusk or night dive.  Diving on
Bloody Bay Wall is spectacular.  Vis was incredible and there were no
currents to speak of.  We saw a turtle on almost every dive, sometimes two
turtles.  Spotted Eagle Rays passed by and we saw a couple of nurse sharks
and one reef shark.  The divemasters are terrific, with Mike and Kristian
always able to spot little things and point them out to the divers.  

The smaller boat did suffer a break down while we were there and has
suffered a break down on 3 of our 5 trips.  However, the staff was quick to
get guests moving and on with their day and a replacement boat was brought
in ASAP.

Food is wonderful at SCC. Chef Ron does an amazing job of providing healthy
and elegant meals, even when supplies are running low.  Some nights were
plated dinners with a choice of 2 or 3 entrees, other nights were buffet
style.  Breakfast includes eggs prepared how like them, as well as pancakes
or waffles.  Lunch includes soups, sandwiches, pizza, salads, etc.  Dinner
included chicken, pork, or fish, as well as vegetarian choices.

Bar service is excellent with a brand new bartender, Fernando. He was very
animated and fun to be around!  Ask for his specialty drink - the Cable

The only real drawback to Southern Cross Club is that you will visit once
and then be hooked and want to come back year after year...
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