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

Little Cayman Beach Resort: "Great diving, accommodations and food.", Aug, 2018,

by Debi Moir, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10488 has 4 Helpful votes.

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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 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I dove Cayman Brac in July, 2017, Grand Cayman in June of this year and Little Cayman in August, 2018. Diving Little Cayman has gone to the top of my list for favourite destinations, at the moment.
The group consisted of 42 people (56 last year for Cayman Brac) and all voted to return in 2019. Little Cayman has a population of 170 at last count, and includes activities for non divers such as kayaking, bike rides and a few places to visit outside of the resort. My dive buddy and I chose to go a day earlier than the rest of the group and liked the small number on the boat, however, even with 14, the boat did not seem crowded. As with Cayman Brac, the diving is run by Reef Divers who offer a full service operation, bringing your gear to you at the back of the boat (three can be loaded at one time) and accommodating any who needed assistance removing gear before getting on the ladder. The reefs are pristine and fish life amazing, from nudibranchs to sharks (just one while we were there). Jaw fish, sea slugs, families of squid, turtles and rays on almost every dive. Dive guides were very knowledgeable, and this resort has the best mechanism for checking Nitrox I have experienced. We stayed on the same boat for the week, and maintained the guides for the most part. Dive briefings were fun and informative! April was on our boat for a couple of days, and had some really good jokes.

Full disclosure: I am a warm water diver. If someone is looking for deep and or tech diving, you may not like this resort.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida, (East and West Coast) North Carolina, Hawaii, Mexico (Cozumel, Playa, Cabo San Lucas, Baja) US and British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean (Aruba to Tobago and in between) Indonesia, Phillipines, Thailand, Palau, Roatan,
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There First you need to get to Grand Cayman, an airport that is undergoing renovations. Some flights go via Cayman Brac, but if you can, try and get one directly to Little Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Boat dives, 2 tank in AM and one in afternoon. 1. Passengers could opt to a) dive their own profile, with no deco diving, and max depth of 110 on the first of a two tank dive, b) follow the guide the whole dive, c) follow the guide and then dive your own profile with max time of 50 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I use a compact camera, others had more expensive rigs, and/or GoPros. All seemed happy with results. There was a camera table on each boat, and a fresh water hose for rinsing. (I never leave my camera in a bucket anyway).
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