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Dive Review of Little Cayman Divers, formerly Conch Club Divers/Paradise Villas in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Little Cayman Divers, formerly Conch Club Divers/Paradise Villas: "Always better but still the same", Jan, 2019,

by John C Daly , VA, US ( 1 report). Report 11380.

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Testing the cut on a windy day

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Little Cayman is home to Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson's Reef, and one of Philippe Cousteau's top three worldwide. The wall drops to 600 then 6000 ft. Nurse sharks are common and the bigger black tips occasionally cruise the depths. All the common Caribbean fish are here in numbers and many of the rarer ones can be found on most dives. Turtles abound and eagle rays common. The Caymans have no rivers so the viz is usually excellent, barring a storm and up-welling. 100+ ft. is the usual.
Little Cayman Divers, formerly Conch Club Divers, runs a 42' Newton, The Sea-Esta, which was completely overhauled in the 2019 summer. Eight to ten divers is the norm, occasionally more, often fewer. Since it uses the Beach Resort pier it is the first boat out and has the c ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Little Cayman Divers, formerly Conch Club Div...   Paradise Villas

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Keys, Potomac, Cozumel, Bonaire, Maui, Hawaii, Sharm, Tenerife, St. Thomas, Saba, Dominica, Tobago, St Lucia, Jamaica, Grenada, Montserrat, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac.
Closest Airport Edward Bodden Airfield Getting There From Grand Cayman it is a 40 minute flight on Cayman Air Express on a Dash 6 Otter

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-85°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-110 Ft/ 18-34 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions You are able to lead your own dive or go with a dive master with max time and depth stipulated
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments All the boats have camera tables and fresh water for a rinse and t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By MICHAEL ZAGACHINin MA, US at Dec 30, 2019 20:07 EST  
Do Marc and Sabine still run the villas?
By report author: John C Daly in VA, US at Dec 30, 2019 20:21 EST  
The Dart Group wise enough to keep them on and the place is going strong. We head there this week.
By MICHAEL ZAGACHINin MA, US at Dec 30, 2019 20:41 EST  
Dove with them when they were stil Paradise Divers and many more years after that. They are great.
By report author: John C Daly in VA, US at Jan 19, 2020 17:44 EST  
Hello Michael, We are at PV now and Marc says hello. Marc Pothier <pvillas@candw.ky>
By MICHAEL ZAGACHINin MA, US at Jan 20, 2020 08:16 EST  
Thanks John, Glad Marc is still remembers. I keep Sabine and Marc's email addresses. Too many years with them, a lot of good memories. www.redberryphoto.com/Underwater/Ann-Walther/i-sc6xc8q/A How is diving?
By report author: John C Daly in VA, US at Jan 20, 2020 12:52 EST  
Thanks for that file. Good to visit with Ann again. We dove Ann's Attic last week and I scrunged the memorial plaque. It has been windy here and we missed as many days as we dove but today everything is back to normal and we dove Randy's and Busch Gardens. Lovely with great critters. I'll post a photo in the UC review of a Reef Diver's boat sampling the cut last week.
By MICHAEL ZAGACHINin MA, US at Jan 20, 2020 15:29 EST  
Oh yes, I forgot about the “cut”.
By MICHAEL ZAGACHINin MA, US at Jan 20, 2020 15:29 EST  
Oh yes, I forgot about the “cut”.
By MICHAEL ZAGACHINin MA, US at Jan 20, 2020 15:29 EST  
Oh yes, I forgot about the “cut”.
By MICHAEL ZAGACHINin MA, US at Jan 20, 2020 15:30 EST  
Use contact on my site
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