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Dive Review of Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands

Little Cayman Beach Resort, Oct, 2013,

by Steven Y Davidson, GA, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 7181.

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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 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We just returned from LCBR after a wonderful week of diving with twelve diving friends. We first went to LCBR in 1994 or 1995 just after Dan Tibbets and his dad opened the resort and we were there in 1996 and were treated by Dan to a boat trip to Cayman Brac to watch the Russian destroyer sinking near Cayman Brac. We go back every couple of years and its always a treat.

The resort is very professionally managed with a friendly and efficient staff. The rooms are freshly done, new furniture, good beds, and there are several different room types. WIFI is available all over the resort and was very dependable for me for normal email/web surfing tasks. Itís a little slow for downloading large files. There is a tennis court and a ping pong table. A nice swimming pool and hot tub sits near the bar and shaded hammocks on the beach. Watersports include paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling. You can rent bikes for $5.00 per day to explore the island. They have a nice spa with different services available, massages, facials, etc. I didnít use them but a couple of our group did and they were well pleased.

The food is buffet style and excellent. They always offer several different proteins and a nice salad selection with several desserts at each meal. Special dietary needs of a couple of our members were met without problem. If you are disappointed in the food as it was presented to us last week you are too picky.

The bar is usually enveloped in a cloud of cigar smoke. I can't do it, kudos to those who can. I get my drink and go elsewhere. The next time I go I am going to get a bottle of rum and mix my own. I can't enjoy the bar, why pay their prices.

Karaoke night still is and probably always will be a problem. We were assured that it would end at 10:00. It went to 10:30. I suspect if the tips are flowing and the crowd still spending it will from time to time last until midnight. This is an Island event as staff and locals gather for the evening so you may as well plan to sit up late that night.

Reef Divers. Our crew for the week was Warren, a very personable and engaging Irish fellow and Hannah S. Both of them were excellent dive professionals and were some of the best at engaging the group as I have seen in my 30 years of diving. Its easy to get burned out trying to be ďupĒ for a new group every week, week after week but they really seemed to enjoy their work and we really enjoyed being with them. The crews usually range from aloof and disinterested to nearly abusive. Most fall in the quite acceptable middle. Dottie still works there though she must have been on vacation last week.

Reef Divers caters to fully certified and experienced scuba divers with a fantastic facility, awesome boats and professional crews, for the most part. Its Little Cayman. Healthy corals, lots of tame groupers, deep reefs, shallow reefs, long bottom times, its awesome.

Its LCBR. If you have been there, nuff said. If you have not, go. Its awesome.
Websites Little Cayman Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Cocos Island, Tahiti, Fiji, Cozumel, Cayman, Utila, Roatan, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay above 110
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 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments There were no rinse tanks for cameras on the boat or on land. I use a housed point and shoot. I dont really care about UWP accomodations.
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