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Dive Review of Wall to Wall Diving/Grandview Condos in
Cayman Islands

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Joe Hamernick, MN, US (2 reports)
Report Number 5750
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Roatan, St. Vincent, St. Lucia,
Florida, Hawaii, Fiji, Truk, Palau, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Come back to the boat with at least 500 psi.  
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
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Very large camera table on the boat, and a rinse bucket for camera gear.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
Grand Cayman, Oct 2010

After diving on and off in Grand Cayman for 22 years we found it was time
to try a new dive operator.  It seems the operator we had been using became
more interested in cruise ship passengers so we wanted to try an operation
more suited to small groups.  We ended up choosing Wall to Wall Diving.

Wall to Wall has two boats; one 32ft and one 36ft.  The boat we used was
the 36ft boat which has a 14ft beam.  Its a good sized boat considering a
maximum of only eight divers.  There is a big camera table and a camera
rinse bucket.  There was plenty of cover and a large open area on the boat

While we were in Grand Cayman there were some tropical storms in the area
causing rough seas.  However, Wall to Wall has access to three docks, one
west, one south, and one for north wall operations.  They can take you
where the weather is best without having to endure long bumpy boat rides. 
During our trip we dove all three areas due to the weather changing so
rapidly.  Unfortunately, also due to the weather, the visibility underwater
wasn't the best.

From the moment we first got to the boat, we knew we were going to be
treated well.  The crew grabbed our bags and helped us on to the boat. 
That was basically the last time we touched our gear.  Our dive guides, Al
and Zsolt were incredible.  They gave us a briefing about the boat, then,
set up our equipment.  When you got to a dive site, they briefed the site,
then you walked to the back of the boat picked up your mask and fins and
sat down on a bench.  The crew would then put your BC on, you would stand
up and giant stride in the water.  After the dive you would swim up to the
ladder where you could either climb up with your equipment on or the crew
would take your equipment from you while you were still in the water. 
Then, the crew would set up your tank for the next dive.  At the end of the
day, you could leave your equipment with them and they would rinse and
store it for the next day.  When I say you never touched your equipment, I
mean you NEVER touched your equipment, unless you wanted to.

The dives were very relaxed.  A dive master would do a guided dive if you
liked.  Or, you could go on your own.  At the end of a dive the dive master
would head up to get ready for your return, but you could stay down as long
as you liked, just come back to the boat with at least 500psi in your tank.
 There was no rush to start the second dive.  Take your time during the
surface interval to tell stories and eat orange slices.  Al is a marine
biologist and can tell you all sorts of things about sea life.  Also, both
Al and Zsolt are great at finding critters on your dives.  Both are great
guys, and it was such a pleasure diving with them.

Giles, who owns Wall to Wall, runs a very professional yet very relaxed
dive operation.  I cant wait to get back on the boat with Al and Zsolt

One last note, due to the very strong winds out of the northwest (which is
rare for Grand Cayman) no shore diving was allowed on the west coast while
we were there.  The waves were pounding the shore and spraying as high as
10 to 15 feet.  It made for incredible pictures but no shore diving, which
was a shame since shore diving is normally so easy in Grand Cayman.
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