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Dive Review of Cayman Turtle Divers in
Cayman Islands/West Side, Seven Mile Beac

Cayman Turtle Divers: "It's the little things...", Nov, 2022,

by Rene Cote, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 12202.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Itís the little things that distinguish a great dive operation from a good one, a good operation from a mediocre one, and a mediocre one fromÖ well, you get my meaning.

This was my second trip to Grand Cayman this year, and my 12th to the Cayman Islands since 2009. When I visited in January, the dive shops were just coming back to life after nearly a 2-year hiatus due to covid. Covid protocols were strict in January, with testing required every few days - which I didnít mind since it meant that ALL visitors were getting tested a lot and thus reduced my risk of catching covid.

Now itís November 2022 and all those protocols have been lifted. More restaurants have opened, tourism is on the rise, and as result, dive operators are getting busier. In January I had dived with Living the Dream Divers. It was my first experience with them, and I was not disappointed. They are well run, and the guides were professional and fun Ė it was a good week of diving. I contacted them for this trip, but unfortunately, they were fully booked, WEEKS in advance.

I read reviews of other dive operators that offer small group charters, my preferred way to dive. One company was putting their boat in dry dock in prep for the holiday onslaught, another had no availability either, many had bigger group sizes, and s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Cayman Turtle Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving FL, Morehead City NC, most of the Caribbean, Cenotes MX, La Paz, Socorro, Okinawa, Palau, Yap, French Polynesia, Komodo Islands, Bali, Maldives, Hawaii, and Fiji
Closest Airport GCM Getting There Easy flights connecting through Charlotte or Miami.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions NDL
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Fresh water hose at the stern, and a camera rinse tank. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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