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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Cayman Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Grand Cayman ... in June", Jun, 2017,

by SY, London, GB ( 2 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10039 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Grand Cayman appears pretty dull unless you want to sit on the beach, shop (in bland stores targeting cruise passengers) and inconvenient to get around quickly unless you hire a car. No apparent provision for cyclists given the apparently flat landscape.

If intending to spend some shore time, best to plan way ahead to obtain reasonably priced accommodation. Stayed at the Holiday Inn on the way in and out. A pleasant and relaxing hotel at which to stay. Not centrally located but off the main road and reasonably short distance from airport / centre of town. Need motor transport to get around / c. half an hour walk from hotel to main road along a roundabout route.

Not one of the more exciting countries I've visited.

Boat: Comfortable enough but advertising somewhat misleading - I was in one of two cabins (relatively small / limited storage) which shared a small shower / toliet wet area. Cabins had own sink. Lighting in cabins not the best.

Crew very helpful and cheery. Boat facilities adequate

Dive deck reasonably large with usual dive stations and under bench covered storage bins. Cylinders are said to be 12 litres but are actually luxfer 80s aluminum c.11 litres. However fills are quick and crew are more than happy to top up to c.220/230 prior to dive. Dives are from the main boat. Nitrox available at extra cost. Larger cylinders also available.

Limited coral variety. Generally bland sandy bottom which though appeared to be good feeding grounds for large sting and eagle rays which along with one or two reef and nurse sharks were highlights of large marine life seen. Some wrecks dived but vis not that great.

On my trip the weather was great and the boat was able to get out to Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Advisedly if the weather is rough, the boat may not be able to cross over to those islands from Grand Cayman so diving would have to be around Grand Cayman which is not that much to shout about although should be great for novice divers. Coming into port on the last day, the rain started and lasted through the next day when the new guests began boarding (in pouring rain)...unfortunately, the weather outlook was not that good which could have meant they had to stay in within vicinity of Grand Cayman....

Generally, as my first dive in the Caribbean, this did not really impress and does not encourage a revisit for an experienced diver seeking challenging diving. My dive in Feb 2017 in the Southern Red Sea offered more variety of everything although at that time of year the water was a bit chilly average c.24c

Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Oct 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia
June 2017: Cayman Islands
Mar 2017: Southern Red Sea
Jul 2016: Malpelos
Feb 2016: Maldives
there's more globally but it'll just go on and on..
Closest Airport Owen Roberts Int'l Airport Getting There British Airways flight London to Grand Cayman via Bahamas; no issues

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 28-29°C / 82-84°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 5-20 M / 16-66 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Usual sport diver limitation - 30 metres. Dives generally all led but scope to dive with buddy.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Central camera table and rinse tanks. Air blower available.
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