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Dive Review of Divetech/Lighthouse Point Resort in
Cayman Islands/Lighthouse Point, Grand Cayman

Divetech/Lighthouse Point Resort: "Grand Cayman's Lighthouse Point Resort and DiveTech - A winning combo", Jul, 2016,

by Chris Cubbison, OH, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9054 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Lighthouse Point Resort consists of time-share condominiums in a relatively new 3-story building. It lacked an elevator so you could be lugging groceries up two flights of steps. Other than that, it could be the most luxurious accommodations I have ever slept in. Huge rooms with tile floors, and knotty pine walls and ceilings, granite counter tops and great shower and tub. Divetech operates the resort and has a dive shop on the property
(www.divetech.com). Shore diving really sucks, little to see close by. The first dives of our 5-day package were on the West side at Governors Reef which was heavily impacted by development along Seven Mile Beach. Dead coral and few fish prompted multiple complaints. They apparently take groups of new divers where they can't damage anything and observe how they do. If you pass, they spend the remaining days on the North Wall where the good stuff is. Really vertical walls of healthy corals, caves, swim throughs, forests of black coral and deep profiles characterized our dives there. Divetech was professional as always. (My wife and I dived with them ten years ago.) Several of our boat dives included Lionfish hunters and you can now order Lionfish in most of the restaurants. Stingray City is also really fun if you haven't done it already. And don't miss out on the other recreational options such as riding horses bareback into the ocean or night swimming in a bioluminescent bay. They are definitely bucket-list items. All things considered, Grand Cayman Island is still a great diving destination but only on the North Wall. Tell them "No Thanks" to diving the West side.
Websites Divetech   Lighthouse Point Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Ohio, Florida, Grand Cayman, Saba, St. Kitts, Hawaii, Galapagos Is.
Closest Airport Owen Roberts International Airport in Georgetown Getting There Many options, no problems

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving, 5 minute safety stop, finish with 500 psi.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 3 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments Table top and rinse bucket on the boat. No on-shore accommodations for photographers. Clear water and lots of little and medium size fish. Corals great along the North Wall, really poor elsewhere. Development has really wrecked the West side reefs (Seven Mile Beach). Dive the North Wall or don't go.
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