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

Little Cayman Beach Resort, Apr, 2012,

by Karen Card, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 6542.

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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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We spent 9 nights and 8 days diving at LCBR the first week of April. Prior to our trip we carefully vetted all the dive resorts and are happy to report we picked the best. Unless you want to be alone- a la Marlene Dietrich-at Southern Cross with a tiny pool, or stay in a funky cottage (Pirate’s Point) LCBR is the place to Dive. We visited all the resorts and were exceedingly happy with our choice. LCBR has the nicest bar area by far (outdoors facing the beach and their large inviting pool) and is frequented by locals as well as guests. Southern Cross DOES have a killer bartender, Fernando, so be sure to visit him for one happy hour.

LCBR food was fabulous with many choices, dining room had excellent service and, yes, we ate too much! I would have preferred breakfast/dinner vs. the 3 meal plan.

Most fun (other than diving) was Trivia night and Karaoke night with dancing! Don’t go for Easter week as music/dancing are not allowed on Good Friday in the Caymans!

Rooms – fabulous, clean, and luxurious compared to most other dive resorts I’ve visited. We had a nicely appointed oceanfront king room complete with fridge, safe, and private balcony for coffee in the morning or quiet cocktails in the evening.

Now, to the diving: couldn’t have been better. This is the epitome of concierge diving. We dove the Bloody Bay wall every day…saw everything from nurse sharks to turtles, groupers looking for a petting, eels, lobster and lotsa fish. Yes the entry system is tiresome and yes we almost always went into the water first as we didn’t like waiting for all divers to be assisted with their tanks. I assume this to be for safety reasons. Frankly most of the divers we were with were over 50 and, shall I say a bit out of shape? My only criticism would be that beginning divers would need to wait in the water for the divemaster (always last in the water) and we were almost always ahead of the pack, doing our own we missed some of the things the DM might have pointed out. There was no babysitting on these boats.

Quality of dive staff was excellent, and we never touched our equipment save wetsuits/mask/fins after the first morning. We did 20 dives but could have taken maybe 4 or 5 more during our visit.

There were lots of photographers who seemed happy with their results and we were gifted a fabulous video from one of them at the end of our trip.

We rode bikes one afternoon around the island, and visited the Research facility where they are working on eradicating the ravenous lionfish from local waters.

All in all my perfect dive vacation.
Websites Little Cayman Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cabo Pulmo, Roatan, Channel Islands, Catalina, Laguna Beach, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth limits given but not strictly enforced. you could pretty much dive your own profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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
UW Photo Comments [None]
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