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Dive Review of Conch Club Divers/Conch Club Condos in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Conch Club Divers/Conch Club Condos: "Great Experience at Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman Island", Jan, 2017,

by Thomas Geyer, VA, US ( 1 report). Report 9738.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We rented a condo at the Conch Club Condominimum through VRBO. It was a great spot, though pricey. Condo comes with bikes as it is very near town. Prior to describing the diving, there are some particulars regarding Little Cayman. There are only 150 people on the island and everything comes in by barge and is thus, very expensive. We were forewarned about this and brought in meat, cereal, and other food items. Very glad we did! It saved a lot of money. Also, the barge had not made a delivery in nearly a month due to mechanical problems and the store (the only one) was sparse of goods.

Diving with Conch Club Divers was outstanding. Early departures (7:30, I recall) were tough, but January winds on Bloody Bay (a 20 minute boat ride) meant early-in, early-out. Two dives in the morning then a return to the lagoon side. If enough divers were interested, they would schedule an afternoon dive. All the dive masters were experienced, friendly, and very safety conscious. One could follow them or dive your own profile. Doug the owner runs an outstanding shop. Prices were typical for Cayman. No night diving though. To do that, one had to schedule with another dive shop (located very near Conch Club).

Bloody Bay diving is very good. We've seen coral depletion and less fish in the Caribbean over the years. But Bloody Bay seems very healthy. The area is protected and thus has a large variety of small fish and a few pelagics. Mainly groupers and nurse sharks. Now and then a turtle.

Weather wise the water was warm and one could dive with only a t-shirt if inclined. Many people wore shorties or thin wet suits. The boat has a fresh water rinse for cameras and minimal snacks in between dives (even chips are expensive on the island). We were lucky to get two consecutive windless days when Bloody Bay was calm as a bathtub. The following week we heard that multiple dive trips were cancelled due to the high winds.

The diving is good for beginners and intermediate divers. As a beginner, one can follow a dive master on a pre-planned route. Or one can dive on their own. The wall is spectacular but most of the life is near the top of the wall. Not much to see deep. There are some swim throughs, but it's best to follow a dive master if one intends to do those.

We did not eat at any restaurants on the island, so cannot comment on those (there are only five or so). Overall a great experience for my family.
Websites Conch Club Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Belize, Cozumel, Bonaire, St Maarten, Southern California, Hawaii
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There Through Grand Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time limits were identified prior to each dive during the pre-dive briefing.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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