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Dive Review of Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands

Little Cayman Beach Resort: "Consistently great resort", Aug, 2017,

by Greg Fay, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9718 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We decided on Little Cayman for this year's dive trip because it was relatively easy to get to from home, and I had a good experience there 11 years ago. After a direct flight to Grand Cayman and a 30-minute small plane ride to Little Cayman, we arrived at Little Cayman Beach Resort in time to get settled, unpack, and have dinner in the property restaurant. Clean, well-kept grounds and rooms, resident iguanas, and friendly greetings from the staff made us feel welcome.

Our 7 days of diving started the next day. The dive shop staff was friendly, helpful and thorough. There was an area to test and sign off on our Nitrox tanks each day. The dive staff carted the tanks, our BCs and regs to the boat for us, and we toted our fins, booties, wetsuits, and masks in borrowed mesh bags after rinsing and hanging to dive at the end of each afternoon dive. The 2 dive masters, BJ and Romel, took turns diving and manning the boat, and both were knowledgeable, funny and helpful. BJ was a Cayman Brac native and came over to help out for the week - sadly, he is not part of the regular staff at Little Cayman Reef Divers. All divers on the boat suited up and only had to carry our own fins and masks to the back of the boat; our BCs and tanks were toted to the back by BJ and Romel. While it is nice not to have to penguin-walk in fins with a 30-pound tank on our back, it made the process of getting 20 divers into the water a little slow. The dives sites are relatively compact and easy to navigate so we were able to spread out on the reef. BJ and Romel were well aware of surface times, even with the volume and variation of entry times. The visibility was excellent; better early in the week, at +100, than it was at the end of the week, at 70-80. It was apparent that sites we dove were frequently dived, as the fish did not seem to be bothered by us at all. In fact, the grouper were much like puppy dogs, following us around and being nosey about photographs - this was more entertaining than it was a nuisance. We were even able to get multiple photos of grouper getting cleaned, where typically, the grouper would get spooked and swim away. There were also plenty of sea turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, schooling fish, and the other regulars in Caribbean waters.

Tis place is reliably consistent. It was incredible to see how little the resort has changed, and also how well it was maintained. The resort looked the same as it did when I was there 11 years ago, which makes it apparent that they have done an excellent job of upkeep. There were many other guests we met who were regulars to the island and the resort, and it is obvious why they keep returning. We enjoyed the diving, the spectacularly clear water, and the hospitality very much and will be among those who return to Little Cayman Beach Resort.
Websites Little Cayman Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Palau, Yap, Bahamas, Caymans, Belize, South-east Florida
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There Connect through Grand Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 75-125 Ft/ 23-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time limits were enforced, but I didn't feel they were overbearing.
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 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 Camera table was relatively small and quickly became full of cameras. One GoPro user had a colored lense cover get scratched.
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