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Dive Review of Divi Tiara/Same in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

Divi Tiara/Same, Jul, 2003,

by Tripp Jones, SC, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 67 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 587.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Very nice trip with our dive shop (Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC). Diving was very nice, good viz, good weather and nice critters, small and large. Saw good many turtles, small and adult. Divi Tiara has put money into upgrading the facilities on shore and rooms were nice and food was outstanding. The dive staff was excellent (Daniel and Nicky). However, they need to put money into the boats. Daniel was under contract for a month with his own boat from Grand Cayman and his was excellent with 16 divers. However, the other part of our group (32 of us in all) had problems with their boat about every day. One boat was in the anchorage with an engine pulled and the other one was on its last leg, it seemed. The staff did their best with what they had to work with and it seems the problem is with the central office, not on Cayman Brac. These were the same boats we were on here 9 years ago. Cayman Airways from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman is a study in inefficiency. All in all, a fun trip and I'll probably go back some time. Hope the boats are better and the airline more efficient.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Bonaire, Truk, Belize, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60-125 Ft/ 18-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 feet: CIWSA guidelines
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales >2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Good setup: Barbie was excellent.
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