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Dive Review of Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman Beach Resort

Little Cayman Beach Resort, Dec, 2013,

by Gregory A Toback, CT, US ( 2 reports). Report 7460.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Overall great trip and what we had hoped for. Travel was during Thanksgiving week with my family of five. My kids are 17, 14 and 11, but strong divers and very comfortable in the water (my 14 y.o. daughter has her advanced and rescue certifications). What I loved about diving Little Cayman was that you had many options for different dive profiles, "on the same dive". This could not have worked any better for us! Most dives could hit the top of the reef at 25 feet, and swim out to the wall and dive to 100' if desired. So I would frequently buddy with my wife and 11 y.o. and stay at the top of the wall around 50 feet, while my 17/14 y.o. would dive a deeper profile just below us. Then they would come up and join us for the rest of the dive. Best diving was actually in that 30 - 60 foot column, although we did some swim-throughs that put us on the wall at 100 - 120 feet. So a great location for a group with different levels of divers that want to stay together. The dive operation, Reef Divers, was excellent. Although the boat was packed (18 divers), they have a great handle on managing the divers and it never felt overcrowded. Everyone would spread out once underwater (and most dove on their own with a buddy) so there was not an issue with feeling like we were diving on top of each other. There was always one crewman in the water, and I was amazed at how observant and aware they were at all times of the divers in the water. On one dive, my wife struggled on her descent and became a bit anxious. The divemaster noticed and was there to assist immediately. So very safety oriented and aware of what's happening. Reefs are alive and full of life. Can't beat the reef diving. Weather was quite variable. we were there for 5 days. we were able to get around to Bloody Bay Wall only 2 of the 5 days. Bad weather and high winds locked us out for a few days. But the 2 days we dove there it was like a pond and the visibility went on forever. The south side had terrific diving as well, so didn't feel like we missed anything by not diving Bloody Bay the entire time. The resort is great with everything right there. From our room, we were only steps away from the docks, the dive center, the pool, the beach, the bar, the restaurant, the basketball court and the ping pong table. So the location was ideal for our family vacation. I would definitely go back to LCBR in a heartbeat. We flew back to GC and dove the Kittiwake prior to leaving for home the following day. Great trip and highly recommend Little Cayman.
Websites Little Cayman Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Florida, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Hawaii, Northeast (Gloucester, Rhode Island, Connecticut)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divemasters gave max detph and time prior to each dive. Recommended dive profiles, but then most divers were on their own to explore at will.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
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 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Table for cameras on boat. no rinse tank on boat, but a clean water tank for cameras back at docks. The crew was very accommodating to photographers in helping with equipment management.
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