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Dive Review of Cayman Diving Lodge in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Cayman Diving Lodge, Dec, 2003,

by Brian Lake, Calif, USA . Report 856.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Belize, Cozumel, Fiji, Hawaii, Roatan, Turks & Caicos, Seychelles, Jamaica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 feet, safety stops, on board with minimum of 550 LBS Air, Dive buddy or Dive Master, Deep dive first followed by shallower dives during day
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 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 Separate Dry Table and Fresh water facilites for cameras. Crew handed cameras to divers and took them first upon return to boat. Dive masters skillful at pointing out picture opportunities

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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Cayman Diving Lodge is located on the east end of Grand Cayman. The rooms were clean, well cared for and air conditioned. The facility is set up for Scuba Divers. Daily price includes room, three meals per day plus afternoon snacks, and two or three boat dives daily. Night dives and trips to Stingray City are extra and require a minimum number of divers to sign up. The staff makes you feel like you are part of their family. Once you put your gear in a provided mesh bag, you don't have to handle it again unless you want to. They carry it to the boat and hook it up. When you are through diving for the day, they carry it back, rinse it in fresh water, and store it in your assigned locker. Seperate facilites are provided for guests to hang up their wet suits. The view from the resort is great.
While we were there, it was quite windy with 3 to 5 foot swells. Each boat (they have two) is equipped with a bar to hang onto while you take off your fins. A crew member then stands on the ladder to steady it for your exit out of the water. It was the best experience we had had in rough weather diving. Naturally, there was plenty of water and either punch or lemonade on the boat, and dry towels for each of us. Usual number of divers on a boat was 8-10, with a minimum of two well trained crew members.
We were there during a windy period with rough seas and had a great time. When it is calm, this resort would be hard to beat for the price, service, accommodations and friendly staff.
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