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Dive Review of divetech/cobalt coast in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

March, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by william flanagan, South Carolina, usa (2 reports)
Report Number 3890
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Hawaii, Abacos, Ft. Lauderdale, Crystal River, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
on boat with 700psi, 60min dive time, 5min no deco  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
4 stars    
Cobalt coast is wonderful resort on the Northern End of G.C.  We found the
accommodations to be quite nice, spacious and relaxing.  Ari and his staff
were most congenial.  They did their best to make us feel welcome.  The
food was excellent as well as the service.
The resort is far away from the activities of 7 mile beach and Georgetown
with the pros and cons which come with this.

Our evaluation of Divetech was a bit more of a mixed bag.  My wife and I
are experienced divers with over 100 dives.  This was my son's first trip
in the ocean since certification.  Because of this we signed him up for a
refresher course on the first day.  He seemed to do very well with this and
we were off to 3 days of boat dives thereafter. My son had some significant
anxiety issues and possibly bouyancy issues the first day.  I requested a
private divemaster for the next day (which I would have paid for). They
said one was not available and offered no alternative suggestions.  My son
did progessively better each day and ended up having a great time, but
Divetech is clearly much more in tune with advanced divers.  We could not
get the help we requested, and were willing to pay for.  Our choices seemed
to be tough it out or dive elsewhere.  The divemasters the first 2 days
seemed somewhat disdainful of inexperienced divers.  I found this to be
much less the case the last day. I admit that my impressions would likely
be much more positive if our party had been all advanced divers. Divetech
was   generous with bottom time.  They also seemed very interested in deco
and closed circuit diving and extremely capable in these areas.

I would highly recommend Divetech to the advanced and technical diver.

I would not recommend Divetech for the less experienced diver.

N.B.  The shore dives are excellent.  The reef at Cobalt Coast has a long
surface swim, but can be dived at many levels.  Lighthouse Point is a great
alternative but with a hairy exit/entry.
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