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Dive Review of Living the Dream Divers/Ritz Carlton in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Living the Dream Divers/Ritz Carlton, Nov, 2013,

by Michael Zurenko, SC, US ( 1 report). Report 7295.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our first time to Caymans. Living The Dream is absolutely fantastic. The reservation process with Liz was simple and efficient. Gary picked us up on time and all of our gear was loaded from van to boat. The boat had already been brought to a dock that was close to the planned dive sites. We dove the west side on Friday and the north on Saturday. We were on the water headed to the first dive site less than 15 minutes after our pick up. We were on the bigger boat both days. 7 people the first day and 8 the second. Tons of room with no bumping into anyone. Our gear was set up for us. All we had to do was check it and dive. With LTD's concierge service it would be really easy to get spoiled. The dive masters were excellent. We didn't see the rays and turtles we were hoping for, but that is the luck of the draw. The coral, walls, and swim-throughs were awesome.

Being a bit of an air hog, I was happy that my consumption didn't shorten anyone else's dive except my wife's. Once we ascended, the other divers were allowed to continue their dives as long as their air allowed.

Safety was obviously a very high priority with the crew. SI was 45 minutes from the last diver out of the water.

My wife gets a little motion sick and Carl even offered to take us in closer to shore during the SI even though that obviously would have burned several gallons of extra fuel (Not to worry, Gary, she said it wasn't necessary).

Bottom line is, if you want a great diving experience with a friendly, professional, efficient dive operator, book with Living The Dream. You won't regret it.

We will definitely be back to Grand Cayman and won't even consider diving with anyone else.

The Ritz was typical Ritz. Great customer service, beautiful accommodations, and the price that goes with it.
Websites Living the Dream Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 85-90°F / 29-32°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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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