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Dive Review of dive tech in
Cayman Islands

April, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by guy johnson, illinois, usa
Report Number 456
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[bahamas,caymans,florida,cozumel,honduras,walkers cay,bimini,midwest
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
86   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
if diving a computer, pretty much left alone..would suggest 100ft depth
limit but did not enforce[Unspecified]  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
[all boats had large dry table for cameras only and fresh water rinse
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
[overall the diving was very good.we did two shore dive off the 7 mile
beach dive tech location..worth only one dive but does have 25-30 very
large tarpons just off shore..dove two more shore dives off their cobalt
coast location..very nice easy dive..a true aquarium of fish life,great
corals,sm-med fish and turtles..worth doing 2-4 times.their boats were not
crowded(10-12 divers), clean, had o2,large dry camera tables,fresh water
rinse for cameras only, saltwater for masks.large open transoms for easy
entry/exits.staff helpful getting us in and out of water.gave good dive
briefings,we rented a 8 passenger vehicle near the airport..good value as
we traveled all over the island, but only eight passenger if six are
children.island changed alot since last visits in 1983 and
prices out of sight,even if bought at grocery stores..$11-25 dollars for a
burger was hut was over $25 for a pizza in u.s. dollars,
foodwise, coconut joes on 7 mile beach was best value for the rate was $1.00 u.s. to $1.25 cayman..would not go back again
purely due to costs..better diving can be had elseware for much
less.stingray city still fun but the rays are getting alot more
aggressive..several divers getting "raspberries" from the
rays.the beaches are being eroded baddly as resorts put up concrete
retaining walls to enclose "their" beach..the wave action really
tears up the remaining beach areasand undercuts the retaining walls.. the
diving overall was good but also getting more expensive..we did the dive
tech package of 3 2-tank boat dives and unlimited tanks for shore diving
for about $330.oo (u.s. dollars) they were very helpful and tried hard to
please us and they did..would i dive with them should i return? absolutely!
good people, good boats,good air fills(3000-3400,reasonable (for the
caymans) prices..we did all our boat dives on nitrox for an extra fee(worth
it!!)offered guided dives if needed, otherwise left you alone to do what
you divers did as they pleased, others dove tables.the
wall diving was still good as not every diver goes into the 100 ft+ depth
range.sponges and corals still in good shape.turtle farm alot smaller than
in the past, not much to see for the cost..still the money goes to a good
cause, so check it out.stay away from georgetown when the cruise ships come
in-too crowded and the prices are very high..should you buy anything, get
away from georgetown!met cathy church,her shop(at sunset house) is a
delight to see and she was a wonderful host!!
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