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Dive Review of Nekton Diving Cruises/Nekton Rorqual in
Cayman Islands

Nekton Diving Cruises/Nekton Rorqual, Jul, 2006,

by Douglas Kaip, TX, USA . Report 2995.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Saba, Nevis, St. Kitts, BVI, Cayman, Nice, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Palau, Turks and Caicos, Southern Bahamas, Cay Sal Bank, Flower Garden Banks
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130ft, 1hr surface interval, no gloves allowed (Cayman Law)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera table away from dive deck. I do not know if they still offer E6. Everyone seems to be digital now.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I have been to Grand Cayman twice before. I may not go again (to Grand Cayman), however, Little Cayman (Bloody Bay Wall) made it worth every penny. The Brac was nice. I am going again next week. Nitrox is available for an extra fee, but, you must tell them you want Nitrox when you make your reservation. You are required to spend an afternoon on Cayman Brac when the boat is refueled. If you want to see the island stop at the store and grab some food. If all of the guests show up at the same restaurant at the same time it will use up most of your time. The locals operate on island time, hurry is not in their vocabulary. Both Nekton boats make excellent diving platforms. The crews on all three of my trips so far have been excellent and very helpful. Steel 95s are used on the Rorqual.
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