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

Divetech/Cobalt Coast, May, 2013,

by Laura Austin, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 6970.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Lembeh, Palau, Bonaire, Cozumel, Roatan, Utila, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, FLorida Keys, West Palm Beach
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
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Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We came to Grand Cayman to dive the Kittiwake, and it did not disappoint. The foundation has done an outstanding job with it--very accessible, with lots of swim throughs and rooms to explore. Hopefully, it will get fishier as the years progress.

Cobalt Coast Resort was excellent. Lovely staff, large and comfy rooms, very good meals (we took the plan) It is ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Craig A Woodin PA, US at May 20, 2013 14:58 EST  
Hi Laura, I last dived Grand Cayman West and North during 2 stays at Cobalt Coast in 2007 and 2008. I remember the dives as excellent, comparing favorably with half a dozen prior trips going back to 1997. I hope things have not deteriorated significantly. Before you write-off Grand Cayman, you might want to dive the East end. I had two stays at Compass Point, diving with Ocean Frontiers, in 2011. Diving was spectacular and the operator was fantastic. Little Cayman is my favorite Caribbean location, GC East end very well may be 2nd.
By report author: Laura Austin in VA, US at May 21, 2013 12:27 EST  
Hey Craig! We had orginally planned to come to Grand Cayman just for the Kittiwake, and then move on to Little Cayman; but we had time constraints. I've only dived Bloody Bay Wall once and I thought it was excellent. Would love to go back. I would be willing to give the East End a try, but it seems like the sea conditions (chop, wind, etc,) are a frequent concern? In any case, the East End isn't very convenient if you want to dive the Kittiwake. We would definitely go back for that--this was my dad's last ship (diving officer and chief engineer) and there is a plaque for him below, so we have a bit of a personal connection.
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