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Dive Review of Cayman University Divers/N/A in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Cayman University Divers/N/A, Jan, 2014,

by Jack Cullin, FL, US ( 2 reports). Report 7497.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The service provide by Cayman University Divers was outstanding. I called Brad Nelson (Owner/Operator/Captain/Guide) to see about setting up a dive for myself and an Intro to Scuba for my wife. I mentioned that we would be arriving on Friday 1/10/14 via Carnival Cruise. He went over the predicted weather conditions for the day we would leave on the cruise (1/5/14) and they were horrible, 25 to 35 mph winds. He called again the day before the cruise would leave and he arranged to have us picked up and for my wife to take the Intro through a fellow instructor. He committed to the dive even if I were the only customer. I am NAUI Instructor and was a Dive Master/Guide in Puerto Rico so I know how unusual it is for a dive operation to commit to a solo diver. Everything went like clock work. We were picked up right on time and delivered back to the cruise ship with plenty of time to spare. The diving was great! First was Trinity Caves - a marvelous place with plenty of marine life. It's not really caves but more of a grotto that you go through. At the end we reached a depth of 108 feet where a wall continued downward but we turned and headed back and up. Second dive was the wreck of the Oro Verde and the abutting Peter Reef. Plenty of marine life including nurse shark, rays, a huge Puffer Fish, lots of angels (French, Grey, Queen), sea turtles, spotted morays and many others.
A really neat and innovative thing that Brad has is narrated scuba tours. He can tell you about and point out different marine life during the dive. A very unique item.
I am looking forward to diving with Brad Nelson and Cayman University Divers in the not too distant future. Brad is knowledgeable about the area and the marine life is a man of his word. A rarity in todays world.
Websites Cayman University Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Northeast (Mass., Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey), Puerto Rico, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Florida, Belize, Honduras,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 35-65 Ft/ 11-20 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None - Dive your computer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh water rinse was available although the container was rather small.
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