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

May, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Rickie Sterne/Chris Button, AR, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 7 Helpful votes)
"Southern Cross Club - again"
Report Number 8905 has 2 Helpful votes
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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
Philip Bodden
Airfield
Getting There
apart from having to arise at
0300, we had good connections
on American Airlines from
Little Rock to Charlotte to
Grand Cayman, and then on the
Cayman Airways otter to Little
Cayman.  We are trying to
decide whether getting up at
0300 is better than jet lag.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
choppy, surge, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Cayman Islands rules: max depth 100 feet on the first dive and 60-70 feet
on the second dive.  Dive time was more or less sixty minutes (often more).  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
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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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Comments
     The resort does not really have facilities for photographers beyond a
small rinse tank on the boat and a hose on the dock.  Boat crew handled our
camera very carefull ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
     April found us joining the large cohort of repeat guests at Southern
Cross Club.  While we cannot speak for other repeat guests, we know what
brought us back.  First, the best diving we have found in the Caribbean,
accessed by a fine dive operation.  Second, the spacious accommodations
scattered along a narrow stretch of white sand beach with views to the
ocean.  Third, the delicious cuisine.  Fourth, the gracious, considerate
staff.  The last three considerations are not listed in any particular
order of importance; we enjoyed them all.
     The dive operation at SCC is well organized with comfortable boats and
a hardworking crew of skilled divemasters.  The boats have covered areas
and sunning areas.  There is a head on the boat. Each diver's tanks are set
up in dive stations, with the crew switching gear from tank to tank during
surface intervals. Divemasters were happy to help older divers and those
with joint problems in and out of the water. Plenty of iced water is
available throughout the trip, and sliced oranges and granola bars were
served during the surface interval.  Towels are provided. The boat carries
the three-volume set of Caribbean ID books, as well as a full complement of
emergency equipment, including an AED. Dive briefings were thorough and
offered an oversight of the topography as well as the likely denizens of
each site.  We thought th ...
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