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Dive Review of Indigo Divers/Plantana Condominiums in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Indigo Divers/Plantana Condominiums, May, 2013,

by Robert Nissenbaum, CA, US ( 2 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 6998.

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

Accommodations 5 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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife and I had taken two previous dive trips to Little Cayman which we thoroughly enjoyed. We decided to stay and dive on Grand Cayman this trip.
We chose Plantana Condominiums on the quiet end of Seven Mile Beach. It is pricy, but you get what you pay for - excellent, quiet accommodations, lovely grounds, at the quiet end of the beach, away from the big hotels.
Restaurants are very expensive on the island. Some people on vacation don't want to cook. However we enjoy doing some relaxed cooking, along with trying a few restaurants. The kitchens at Plantana have everything you need and BBQ grills are available. As full a variety of groceries as you'd find in the US are available, but are also expensive. However groceries are a lot less expensive than the restaurant food. Other than our dive gear we pack very light, so we had room to bring a few food staples and snacks from home. Just don't bring or declare any fresh foods on custom forms. Otherwise you can bring anything you want.
I chose Indigo Divers from reading the Undercurrent reviews, particularly because we prefer diving with 6 or less divers and were impressed by reviews of Indigo. I feel that we've been fortunate to have had some excellent experiences with small dive operators previously, but Chris and Kate of Indigo are as good as it gets. Every aspect of diving with them met and more often exceeded expectations. Indigo's boat is probably the nicest and most comfortable dive boat I've been on. Not a large boat, but plush and very comfortable for their maximum of 6 divers.
From our earliest communication with Indigo to the conclusion of our diving, all aspects of our experience with Indigo were professional, efficient, first class and simply fun. Once Chris and Kate are fully comfortable and confident regarding your diving skills, you are free to dive your own profile, while just being respectful of the broad outlines of the dive plan. We look forward to diving with Indigo again as soon as we can make it back to Grand Cayman.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Fiji, Hawaii, Little Cayman, Monterey, Channel Islands, Florida Keys, Jamaica, west coast Mexico.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Sensible, flexible dive plan provided based on site. Experienced divers showing good judgement allowed to dive own profile within common sense limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
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