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Dive Review of Dive Tech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands

Dive Tech/Cobalt Coast, May, 2009,

by Bob Gaffney, NY, USA ( 1 report). Report 4863.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Dominican Republic, USVI, BVI, St Barth's, Key Largo FLA Long Island Sound NY, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 500psi back on Boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 Seperate rinse tank on boat and at shop for cameras. Not a shop set up for UWP so nothing related for sale at shop.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Owner of Cobalt coast (Arri) is a consumate host. He makes you feel like you are his oldest and dearest guest who has stayed at hotel dozens of times. Accomodations were better than expected. Dive buddy and I shared a 1 BR hotel suite over looking water. Perfect set up for a week of diving.. Maintainance at hotel was all up to date. Rooms always clean, pool clean. We got an excellent rate for hotel and dive package so very happy. Breakfast included was great and service fast to get you to the morning dives in time. Location is remote so rental car is a must.

Dive Tech: Staff was very safety concious and did a very good job of ensuring safety, while at same time giving freedom to enjoy the dive. Tanks always at 3000psi or better. Maybe one or 2 that were under. Only rule I remember was back on boat with 500 PSI or 1 hour. Dive Masters did great job of briefing on each dive and locations were diverse enough that I did not feel like we repeated any dives. Something different everytime.

Staff was friendly, but not overly so. I could not complain about them at all. I don't need a lot of attention so their style suited me fine. Very professional. I do not agree with other post that they need motivation. Always helpful, but not falling all over you.

Did 2 night dives at their new operation at Light House point. My first 2 night dives ever so I have to say I really enjoyed it, but I can not be impartial here because who doesn't like their first ever night dive.

All in all I would not hesitate to recommend Cobalt Coast and Dive Tech. In fact I would go there again without hesitation.

I highly recommend doing a shore dive at Devils Grotto in downtown.
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