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Dive Review of Dive Tech/Plantation Village Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Dive Tech/Plantation Village Beach Resort, Sep, 2006,

by Richard Rodriguez, Texas, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 3195.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our second trip to Grand Cayman in 2006 and we dove with Dive Tech both trips. Jay Easterbrook and his entire staff went out of their way to accomdate any requests we had for dive sites, shore diving, and to just sit around and talk about diving. The Ten Ata and Atatude are both great boats setup to accomodate large groups, but Dive Tech limits the number on board so there is plenty of room. The variety of sites in Grand Cayman make this a prime spot for both advanced and new divers. Going deep is not a problem where you can find huge sponges and turtles, but neither is maxing out bottom time on shallower reefs where the schools of fish and macro life is abundunt. The shore diving from Cobalt Coast and Turtle Reef is the best on the island and included free with boat diving. The night dives are spectacular and sea life is abundant. Tarpon Alley, Ghost Mountain and Leslie's Curl are just a few of the sites not to be missed. The Turtle Farm, Pedro St. James Historic site, the Botanic Gardens (cool blue iguanas), Hell, and the Cayman National Museum provide great surface interval diversions. Restaurants are expensive so try and make accomodations at a timeshare with a kitchen. Grocery stores are closed on Sunday, so shop when you arrive on Saturday.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving W. Palm Beach, Flower Gardens, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Cabo Pulmo, Cabo San Lucas, Santo Domingo, Akumal, Maui, Aruba, Bahamas, various Florida springs/caverns, many Texas lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 85-100 Ft/ 26-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Not to exceed 130 and could dive to the limits of your air/ndc time if on computer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 Both the dive boat and shore diving facilities had ample rinse tanks and prep area for cameras. Dive Tech allowed me to plug in and use my recharger for the camera and flash batteries.
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