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Dive Review of Sunset House in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

December, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Gregory S Bruce, OR, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Eight Days on Grand Cayman"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Thailand, Vietnam, Channel Islands, So Cal Coast, Pacific NW,
Monterey, CA
Closest Airport
GCM
Getting There
Portland to Houston to Grand
Cayman on United- Same day
service

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 120    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your own profile within certain parameters. 100ft max depth (Cayman
Islands restriction- not the dive operation)- 50 minutes on deep dive and
60 minutes on dive two and 500psi back at boat.  
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
  3 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
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Dedicated rinse tank on boat ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
Much has been written about Sunset House over the years, so I am sure I
don't have a lot of new things to contribute. We did 7 days of 2 tank
morning boat dives. Some sites were spectacular: Round Rock East and West;
Big Table Rock; Trinity Caves; Kittiwake Night Dive-- and others were quite
good and solid and there were a couple duds. We did 29 dives in total. 15
from boat and 14 shore dives. In addition to Sunset house reef afternoon
and night dives, we went down to Eden Rock Dive Center and did a couple of
dives at Devil's Grotto and Eden Rock (*worth it!). We also went up north
and dove Turtle Reef. It is just past Lighthouse Point and across the
street from the turtle farm. Turtle Reef is well worth it! Great mini wall
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By woodca at Dec 13, 2015 05:21 EST  
Hi Gregory, all the sites you mentioned are in the West, does Sunset Divers
go to the North wall?
By Trailboss at Dec 14, 2015 10:47 EST  
I was a bit disappointed that we did not go up to the North Wall dive
sites. Sunset House is located on the south end of the West side of the
island. They seem reluctant to venture any farther than necessary. If I go
back to Grand Cayman in the future, I will likely look for a house/condo
rental, rent a car and go diving with various dive operators around the
island that will provide me with more variety. There is a lot of good shore
diving as well that can be easily accessed if you have transportation.
By woodca at Dec 14, 2015 11:09 EST  
I couldn't agree with you more. Many fine operators to get you out to the
North Wall. Good shore diving at Lighthouse Point and at Cobalt Coast
Resort in addition to Turtle Reef, both mini and main wall. If you don't
need the glitz of SMB, you may also like the East End. Compass Point/Ocean
Frontiers would be my choice for a return trip (10 visits 1997-2011)
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