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Dive Review of Various shore based/Morrits Grand in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

August, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by James & Kandace Heimer, TX, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
Report Number 329
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Malaysia, Tahiti, Hawaii, both coast of Mexico, California,
Texas GOM, Norway, Bahamas, Aruba, Bonaire, Honduran Bay Islands, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Boat dives are limited to 100 feet and bottom time to that allowed by the
tables for the planned depth; however, deviations are allowed for computer
users, who can dive their profile within the time limit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Boats go out from shore on generally short trips and have minimal camera
facilities - a small table for set up / storage and a "dedicated"
rinse tank (but thery are often used by less experienced divers for mask
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
After several years going to Grand Cayman, we do very little boat diving
because we find the shore diving to be very good and much cheaper.  The
Grand Cayman boat dives are very expensive, even when you get a package. 
We avoid them except to get to the North wall or for a few wreck dives.  We
prefer Tortuga Dives at the Tortuga Club next door to the Morritts Grand,
where we have a time share.  We have tried the much praised and nearbyy
Ocean Frontiers and found the dive staff to be more interested in keeping
divers off the coral than in ensuring they had a pleasant dive (and kept
clear of the coral, of course), so we go with Tortuga.  We have also used
Treasure Island Divers on 7-mile beach, but the quality of their dive staff
is not as high (cursory briefing, little assistance or guidance during the
dive) as has been our experience in the past.

The best shore diving is from the DiveTech shops at Cobalt Bay or the
Turtle farm.  The first wall at 60 feet is an easy swim (easier at the
Turtle farm) from a ladder leading down to the water from a location near
the dive shop.  It costs about $7 to rent a tank.  To reach the outer, deep
wall, you can do a long swim or take the DiveTech shuttle boat for an
additional $7. They also have UW scooters for rent, and you can tour
between the two dive shop locations, both of which are on the NW tip of the

Other shore dive locations abound south of Georgetown,like Eden Rock, and
these locations are also good for night dives.  We use the standard
references (Cayman Divers Guide, Guide to Diving and Snorkeling...) for
site information.  Of course, you do need a rental car, especially when
staying out on the East end of the island, as we do.  By the way, the East
End is much quieter than the touristy 7-mile beach, and there are several
good restaurants nearby, like The Edge.  It is also close to Rum Point. 
The diving is also more unspoiled, with genreally better soft corals and
fish life.
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