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Dive Review of Divetech/Lighthouse Point in
Cayman Islands/Caribbean

Divetech/Lighthouse Point: "Grand Cayman Divetech at Lighthouse Point", Jun, 2017,

by Gary, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9834 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Lighthouse Point rooms are very nicely appointed condo's on-site with the dive shop. All condos on the second and third floors run the length of the building, which provides very nice views looking southwest from a very large patio. The dark wood inside the condos do make them a little dark, however lighting is very adequate! Very spacious and quiet!

The small on-site restaurant, Vivo, provided a good selection of vegan selections. For the carnivore, they offer two Lionfish entree's for lunch and dinner, a Lionfish sandwich or Lionfish filet. The portions seemed to be small. Being raised on a ranch in Montana, I found myself really craving meat, and often walked away from the table less than satisfied. The vegan bacon was nice and crunchy, but pretty bland and less than satisfying.
Expect to spend 30-45 minutes waiting for you meal. Vivo has a very small kitchen, and wait staff. While the wait staff is very friendly and more than accommodating, the small kitchen is a bottleneck.

The dive ship offers a good range of technical options. The dive masters are all technical instructors. Only one of the group was approachable, Drew. The other instructors were very stuck-up, and were only interested in interfacing with you if you talked technical diving.

The dive ship had a barbecue the last night of the stay. Drew was the only dive shop staff who actually made an effort to sit with guests and add to the conversation. All, and I do mean ALL, the other dive ship staff sat at a separate table and talked among themselves. They had two bags of real potato chips that they would not offer to share, and left us to the vegan chips.
When we had insufficient places to sit, we, the guests, found a table on the other side of the resort, and had to move it ourselves. Drew was the only one to help. Very "cold" dive shop staff outside of Drew. If the staff (except Drew) was replaced with customer focused staff, it would make this an outstanding destination.
Overall, if you like being ignored by the dive shop staff, this is a nice place to stay.
Websites Divetech   Lighthouse Point

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Curacao, Bonaire Cayman Isl, Saba, St Lucia, Solomon Isl, Hawaii, Harbour Island Bahamas, Roatan, Florida Keys, Western Australia, BVI's, USVI's, Alaska, Vancouver, Channel Isl, Morehead City NJ,
Closest Airport Owen Roberts (GCM) Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The divemasters demanded you stay with them regardless of your remaining NDL and gas supply. Had to dive shallower on one dive due to buddy's gas consumption rate. The lead divemaster "counseled us" on not staying with the group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Awesome mini-wall at the resort! Very easy navigation, with a lot of macro opportunities.
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