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Dive Review of Dive Tech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Dive Tech/Cobalt Coast, Dec, 2005,

by John Critchfield, WA, USA ( 2 reports). Report 2231.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We spent Christmas week 2005 on Grand Cayman at Cobalt Coast Resort, where Dive Tech is on-site. Most guests were in family groups. There was a wide range of ability among the divers.

Cobalt Coast is a modern, well-maintained resort. Our two bedroom suite was spacious, clean and in good condition. Staff was attentive and responsive. Our chirping air conditioner fan was fixed promptly. Sometimes there was a lack of hot water. So head right to the shower after the dive trip, then rinse your gear.
The food was quite satisfactory to our taste. We were on the meal plan and ate all meals at the resort. The standard menu was supplemented with daily specials and substitutions were accommodated.

Dive Tech seemed like a good operation. The shop was well-stocked and organized. I got quick help with a minor repair and found a suitable new mask for a diver in our group. Managers adjusted schedules to accommodate the various groups, when practicable. Divemasters and other staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive enough to suit us. Boats were in good condition and did not seem over-crowded. There is no head, but there is a fresh water shower and a hookah regulator hung at 15 feet if you need if for a safety stop.

Reef conditions seemed variable and there was some debris, which we attributed to Hurricane Ivan. The walls are awesome. We had very good encounters with the usual tropical fish, plus moray eels, lobster, tarpon, barracuda, turtles, groupers, a spotted eagle ray and a humongous jewfish. There were reports of shark sightings, but did not see any ourselves. Stingray City was a hoot!

The shore diving and snorkeling at Cobalt Coast was enjoyable. The entry is easy with a short swim to the reef, along a well marked route. The reef and fish were about as good as any we saw. It made a nice night dive.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Most recent trips were Tobago & Belize.
Puget Sound & San Juan Islands, near home.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 77-83°F / 25-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Maximum dive time 60 minutes.
Recreational depth limits, per your computer.
One diver went into deco, missed the stop and was not allowed to dive the next day.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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