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Dive Review of Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands

Little Cayman Beach Resort: "Little Cayman Beach Resort", Nov, 2016,

by John Davis, TN, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9398 has 3 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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Great resort, very good diving, and no ugly surprises (Like Liat not getting your luggage to you for 3 days in Dominica some years ago!). Diving here is like putting a dive trip on 'auto pilot' in a good way, once you are at the resort.
All meals, dives, and even a few drinks are included in the package, and it's a very small island, so you don't have to try to figure out where to eat or where else you need to go...just eat, dive and repeat and everything you need is within about a 100 yard radius of where you stay. Rooms are very nice and the restaurant is well run, with good friendly service, and the food is good and plentiful-you'll never go hungry here. Bar is a stone's throw from the restaurant and the people who run that are very friendly as well. Same with the dive operation-very accommodating and 17 dives are included in the package. Divemasters/guides are excellent, and serve the needs of divers very well. On one of the afternoon dives, one of my divers inflator hose came lose for her BCD, but the dive guide was at her side almost immediately and fixed the problem underwater. They are there with you if needed, but don't 'overmanage' the dive, allowing divers to pretty much do their own dive once they determine you know what you are doing. It seems as if most of the groupers (several varieties) in the world have relocated to Bloody Bay Wall, and are very tame as well-it's as if they know it's a marine park. Lots of tropical fish (grunts, tangs, wrasse, angles, durgon, snappers, cowfish, triggerfish, puffers, and parrotfish, etc) as well as many Green sea and Hawksbill turtles, morays, stingrays (occasionally a spotted eagleray), octopus, squid, lobster, and a few nurse and reef sharks, and some of the best wall diving in the world. The water visibility makes this truly like diving in an aquarium. If you need shopping or you don't dive and need some sort of diversion, don't go. Likewise if you need a great TV-sometimes it works and sometimes not, but you don't have a plethora of stations to choose from. This is a place for people who love to dive, but don't like to 'fight the current' (like the Galapagos) or have very low visibility, or other 'challenges' on a dive. It's as close to diving in an Aquarium as you'll likely get in this hemisphere.
Weather was great in June-hot but not hotter than it would have been at home in the southeastern United States. Great place for getting good underwater shots if you are a photographer. I haven't taken a group here since 1994 when Molly the Manta was in residence here and featured on the cover of Skin Diver magazine, but liked is so much I'm taking a group back in the summer of 2017. Truly one of my favorite places to dive in the entire Caribbean over the last 30 years. In comparison to most dive operations this one is excellent.
Websites Little Cayman Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Truk, Yap, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Provo, Grand Turk, Salt Cay, Nassau, Grand Bahamas, Abaco, Saba, Dominica, BVI,
Florida Keys, Panama City, & various liveaboards
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There Atlanta or Miami to Grand Cayman, then Grand Cayman to Little Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60-200 Ft/ 18-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 feet on deep dives -up on the boat in an hours as I recall.
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 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent for U/W photos-lots of subject matter (many fish are virtually tame and unafraid of divers) and the water is exceptionally clear, with not much current.
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