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Dive Review of Southern Cross in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

March, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Jeffrey R Johnson, IL, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5066
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Saba, Grand Cayman, Florida, Grand Turk, Statia, Belize,
Utila, Roatan, Cozumel, Cabo, others
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Were asked to stay within normal limits.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Our two trips to Little Cayman have both been good diving and overall
general experience.  Conditions this time were windier than we would have
liked, preventing trips to some dive sites.  Saw lots of good stuff,
turtles, rays, sharks (including reported Hammerhead although I personally
couldn't see much of head), lots of good little stuff including pipefish,
shrimp.  Divemasters found and captured several lionfish.

Southern Cross is a first class operation, accomodations and food were very
good, service excellent, good and entertaining Dive Team.  Little pricey
compared to other area options but worth the money.  We had been to Pirates
Point Resort previously and highly enjoyed that experience but would
probably go back to Southern Cross due to better accomodations, superior
dining/bar area, better beach and non diving options. Little Cayman was a
good experience.
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