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Dive Review of Cayman Dive Lodge in
Cayman Islands/East End

Cayman Dive Lodge, Apr, 2004,

by Tripp Jones MD, SC, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 56 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 1004.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Truk, Australia, Turks/Caicos, Bahamas, Belize, Roatan, St. Kitts
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 76 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 80 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Computer limits, 110' nitrox.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Adequate.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our third trip to CDL, and as before, was quite enjoyable. The Lodge is adequate, comfortable, and certainly clean. We were met promptly at the airport by the McCurley's bus and returned there on the day of departure, on time. The food was good, not great, but plenty and varied. The bar and boutique are both on the honor system and where else have you seen that! The staff is excellent and there has been minimal turnover in the past several years, suggesting that this is a well run operation,which indeed it is. The boats are fine, with good speed, stability and reliable. The dive sites are superb, both the deep wall dives and the reef dives. The small critters were plentiful and the reefs were healthy. There was a very healthy fish population overall. The dive crew is excellent, and they try to please all the divers, asking who has dived which sites earlier in the week. They allow you to dive your profile, but are superb in finding critters and pointing out interesting tidbits. The diving was superb and the visibility was wonderful (80-125+ feet). All in all, this is an excellent dive operation and we will certainly return.
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