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Dive Review of Indigo Divers/Coconut Bay Condos in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Indigo Divers/Coconut Bay Condos, Sep, 2014,

by David G. Smith, MI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7743 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 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Indigo's reputation and ratings are solidly deserved, the operation is fun, enjoyable and personal. All the paperwork for our 6 days of 2 tank dives was done online prior to arriving, requested Nitrox and it was available. As advertised 6 divers Max on Indigo's very comfortable Sea Ray. We had a rental car but shuttle service from hotels is available. Showed up at the dock, Chris set up gear, we headed out and then got an enjoyable and comprehensive briefing. Safety was always stressed but in a friendly way. Chris, Katie or Bec were in the water on every dive and they all did a great job pointing out critters, Katie has a knack for finding small stuff for some great photos. Our dives were a deep North wall dive some with swim throughs, followed by a shallower reef or mini wall. At the end of the dive Chris hauled the tank, weights and BC on board, a fresh water hose was available, towels handed out and fruit, cookies and water served. The service above and below the surface was five star and I would highly recommend them to anyone diving Grand Cayman especially for those appreciating personal service and an aversion to crowded dives. A recreational diver of any skill level would be comfortable and enjoy the experience.
The diving was good with lots of fish and with turtles and rays on almost every dive. Corals are healthy but a notch below breathtaking.
To further avoid crowds we got a very spacious condo with kitchen, washer and dryer in a development called Coconut Bay (www.coconutbaycondos.com). This complex is on West Bay almost next to the Cracked Conch/turtle reef. We booked the condo through Duncan (who handles the condo and owns Stingray Watersports) who also provided Nitrox tanks and weights on site and we had some of the best shore diving off the complex not just on the "mini wall" (reef) but in the sandy holes between the shore and reef which were full of juvenile fish and resting rays.
Websites Indigo Divers   Coconut Bay Condos

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Florida, Tropical Atlantic, New England, Great Lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-125 Ft/ 24-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100' first dive, 60' second, ascend with 750 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fantastic photo opportunities. No camera bucket on boat.
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