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

November, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Rickie Sterne/Chris Button, AR, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 7 Helpful votes)
"A Bloody Bay Discovery"
Report Number 8741
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
around the Caribbean,Sea of Cortez,GBR & Coral
Sea,Fiji,Truk,Yap,Palau,most areas of Indonesia
Closest Airport
Bodden Airfield,
less than 5 minutes
from resort
Getting There
good (albeit very early)
connections through Grand
Cayman on American

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Cayman Island rules of 100 feet maximum depth on first dive and 60 feet max
depth on second dive with theoretical time limit of 60 minutes.  Within
these limits we were free to do our own thing.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Apart from a cameras-only rinse tank on the boat, there are no real
photography facilities at SCC.  Boat crew handled all cameras carefully a
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
     Last spring we were forced to cancel our three-week liveaboard trip to
the Forgotten Islands in October when Rickie was diagnosed with advanced
cancer.  Happily, late October found Rickie enjoying an induced remission
and dramatically improved renal function.  After discussing scuba diving
with his urologist, his nephrologist, and DAN, we decided to celebrate his
good reports with a relaxing holiday that included some easy diving. 
"Relaxing" meant no jet lag, so we looked at Caribbean
destinations.  With the help of Kim, our travel agent at Reef and
Rainforest, we decided to explore Bloody Bay Wall, which we had never seen
before (despite a week on the Cayman Aggressor), from Southern Cross Club.
     The Southern Cross Club van picked us up at the airstrip on Little
Cayman, and we quickly arrived at the lovely resort.  After signing the
usual dive waiver forms while being served a welcome drink at the bar, we
were escorted to our Veranda Suite, whither our luggage had preceded us. 
The two-room suite was quite spacious.  We appreciated the large table in
the living room which became our camera work station.  A large platform
storage bed was very comfortable and had decent reading lamps on each
bedside table.  A large double dresser provided more storage, as did the
walk-in closet off the bathroom.  The living room also contained a large
couch and an armchair.  However, we would do most of our relaxing in the
lounge chairs on our large private veranda.  The spacious bathroom was
supplied with a full range of good quality toiletries, and a hair dryer was
provided on request.  No need to pack anything  ...
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