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Dive Review of Sunset House in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

March, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Sensenig, Iowa, USA
Report Number 1198
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
I have had many trips (7) to Cozumel. I've been to Bon Terre Mine outside
of St Louis, Bull Shoals in AK and some diving in PA.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
General maps of each dive were reviewed on the boat before each dive.
Although each dive was self-guided you were expected to dive the dive plan.
Maximum depth and time of dive were check upon boarding the boat after each
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
I enjoyed my first trip to the Grand Caymans. The diving was different from
Cozumel in that there were no currents and no dive masters going along on
each dive. Also travel time to the dive sites were shorter in the Caymans.

The weather in March was very pleasant (low 80s) and we had a lot of sunny
days. There was a lot of shopping and exploring to take up the afternoon
hours. The Turtle Farm is a must see, but don't bother going to Hell which
is a real tourist trap. Learning how and were to catch the city buses is an
advantage. Seven Mile Beach is beautiful.
If you want isolation, don't stay in or around Georgetown.

I enjoyed diving in the Grand Caymans. In a weeks time I saw spotted  eagle
rays, barracuda, tarpon, angle fish, lobster, banded shrimp, french grunts,
fairy basslets and others I could't identify.

The Sunset House is a dive oriented establishment. The people were friendly
and helpful. I would go there again.

One thing to keep in mind in going to the Caymans is that it is 25% more
expensive than in the U.S. Overall, I'm glad I have this experience logged
in my dive book.
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