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Dive Review of Indigo Divers/Grand Cayman Beach Suites in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Indigo Divers/Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Jun, 2009,

by Chuck Oman, MA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4882.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Tahiti, Australia, New England
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 foot max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Wonderful corals and sponges on north wall, and great vis in summertime. Chris and Kate are experts at finding interesting critters, both large and small. No camera bucket.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Three of us dove with Indigo four days on the Grand Cayman north wall in June. We had a wonderful time, and can only confirm all the positive comments about Indigo on UC and Scubaboard. Indigo is definitely a five star operation. Trips limited to 6 divers. Chris and Kate are extremely knowledgable, enthusiastic and friendly and pay great attention to details. North wall has dozens of great sites. You can dive your own profile, but we were happy to have these experts guide us. Each day we did 100 foot wall dive followed by a 60 foot reef dive. Beautiful coral (on par with Dominica or Bonaire), great vis, hammerheads, eagle rays, turtles, and great variety of colorful reef fish - be sure to bring a camera and a light. Rained one day, but that only intensified the indigo blue colors on the reef. Indigo's 32 foot Donzi, Cat's Pajamas, has limited seating and no head or camera bucket but otherwise is the most luxurious small dive boat I've been on. Great cookies, melon, etc during the surface intervals. Towels provided. Rental equipment was in good shape. They hot fill on the boat from a shore cascade, but nitrox is also available with 24 hour notice. They pick up at all hotels, normally starting around 7:15 - so they can't accomodate cruise ship divers unless you charter the whole trip.

Our families stayed at Grand Cayman Beach Suites on 7 Mile. We did the fourth and fifth night free deal. Nicely furnished rooms with ocean views, exercise room, clean beach and pools with shaded lounge chairs, wet bar and hot tub. Red Sail has an operation there and three in the family enjoyed their $60 snorkeling reef/Stingray city trip. But we were happy we went with Indigo for the real diving. Cayman restaurants are expensive. See Indigo web site for good suggestions. We also had excellent dinners in the Beach Suites hotel at Hemmingways and Bamboo (sushi), and also at Decker's Restaurant, just across the street. Azzurro across the street is good for breakfast and lunch, and has free wireless. Only negative the entire week: loud music from Decker's kept many of us awake till 2 AM on Friday.
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