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Dive Review of Divi Tiara in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

Divi Tiara, Feb, 2006,

by Terry Garland, Florida, United States . Report 2295.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Freeport Grand Bahama, Nassau Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cozumel, Belize, Exumas Bahamas, Everywhere in Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 74 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No solo diving, and no decompression diving, liberal dive profiles
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Crew treated us very well, but there was just nothing to photograph. I had looked forward to the Caymans for a long time and to be honest it was a big let down. Bloody Bay wall was OK, but the diving on the Bahamas walls is better, More life for sure, especially Macro.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I had looked forward to the Caymans for a long time, and of all the places that I had been before this one had the least amount of tropical fish, very few corals and NO big critters. The Folks where very eager to try and help but it just appears that the reefs are very sparsley populated with much of anything. Now the food at Divi Tiara Resort was excellent, the lodging comfortable, and the staff eager to please. Caymans are expensive, and not a good value for my American dollar. Next time I may try staying on Little Cayman just to see if it is better diving, but if it turns out to be the same then I probably will spend my diving dollars elsewhere. I took my Canon Rebel on all dives and never got any creatures in large amounts. But on the flip side I did relax and eat well, I was just let down by the diving.
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