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Dive Review of Divetech/Cobalt Coast in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, North Wall

Divetech/Cobalt Coast: "Good Accomodations, OK diving", Jul, 2015,

by Duane Kromm, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8311.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I looked for a June dive location that was not too hard to get to. We had never been to the Cayman's and June sounded pretty good there. We like modest sized dive resorts where it is fun to get to know and hang out with other divers.
Cobalt Coast is a very nice resort, large rooms, actually small one bedroom apartments that overlook the pool and then out to the ocean. It is very well run, great staff. We did not have a car but walked or took the local bus, great fun, to off site restaurants of which there are many on Grand Cayman. We particularly like Ristorante Papagallo. Cobalt Coasts food is fine, but we like more dinner variety.
The diving, sadly, was less than terrific with a couple of notable exceptions. Fish life is way down, not many of anything. The coral was healthy so perhaps fishing is the culprit.
Divetech was not our favorite dive operator. They typically had 10-15 divers with one leading dive master and another one following for safety. Not much fish or critter id activity with so many divers per trip. They are a conscientious bunch, good safety but not even close to our best experiences.
There were a couple of notable exceptions. I took a free dive course from Mark that was just great. He was a patient and thorough instructor who helped me make dramatic improvement in my free diving skills. I recommend his teaching with no reservations. I did one night dive with just one other diver, a young guy getting his advanced certificate. Drew'w briefing was the single best briefing I have ever enjoyed. Then the dive was terrific, octopus, feeding school master, school of tarpon right off the dock, and other night critters out and about. I loved it.
Many divers simply did shore diving right from the dock; they were all pretty happy. Experienced traveling divers used to boats were generally not very pleased.

Websites Divetech   Cobalt Coast

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Belize, Cozumel, Grand Turk, Key Largo, Bahamas, Sea of Cortez, Philippines, Galapagos
Closest Airport Grand Cayman Getting There Easy

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time only, be back to the boat in an hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Separate rinse tanks on shore and boats.
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