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Dive Review of Indigo Divers/Private condo in
Cayman Islands/WEst Bay

Indigo Divers/Private condo: "Good reef diving", Mar, 2019,

by Francis Loncar, WI, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 11335.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments In March 2019 I spent 2 weeks diving in Grand Cayman with Indigo Divers, based in the West Bay area of the island, which is convenient to many of the reef diving sites on the island. Here is a summary:

Indigo provides full service diving, you hand them your gear at the beginning of the trip and they takes care of it.
They only take six divers in a 32 foot center console boat with 2 crew; seating for the divers in the bow, with the gear stowed aft.
The diving was excellent, many great dive sites and a good dive guide to show us around.
The guide was always laid back, allowing us to spread out for exploring and picture taking.
Each day we met a 7:30 am, did a deep dive first (60 to 100 feet) and a shallower dive (<60) after a surface interval, when home baked snacks and fruit were served
Most of the dive sites were less than 15 minutes from Indigo’s private dock. Indigo maintains a small office at the dock and has a private parking lot, which is nice because parking is limited at the public dock next door that most dive ops use.
Prices are competitive considering the service you get, just realize everything is expensive in Cayman.
Lots of turtles, larger than normal reef fish who seem to completely ignore divers. Reefs seem healthy with great visibility..

The dive deck area is quite cramped, with only room for on diver at a time to gear up and enter the water, slow but with only 6 divers and calm conditions being on island time was no great imposition.
One further quibble was that the boats engines are old (due to be replaced summer 2019) and thus we went at a slower pace, which meant at times we missed out on some prime dive sites.
The Kittiwake wreck is extremely boring, no need to waste a dive on it.
Websites Indigo Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Kauai, Cozumel, Fla Keys, Wisconsin, Palau, Maui, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport GCM Getting There Served by major US airlines

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-200 Ft/ 15-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within eyesight of the dive guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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