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Dive Review of Neptune Divers/Chrisptopher Columbus in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Neptune Divers/Chrisptopher Columbus, Feb, 2014,

by Mark Zahorik, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 7534.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Stayed at Christopher Columbus condos on 7 mile beach. Very nice/clean units built ~40 years ago w/balconies overlooking beach & sea. Residents had a nice tradition of coming out to view the sunset each evening. Brought my 15 year old nephew and 17 year old niece down to get certified. Dove w/Neptune Divers--they picked us up & drove us the short distance to the harbor each morning. We got lucky with the weather & sea conditions: We were able to dive the north wall on 3 of the 4 days we were diving as the wind died down and seas were flat (ruined the international kiteboarding competition however). On the first day the visibility on the North Wall was about as good as I have seen in 500+ Caribbean dives--at least 150'. Fairly large Grouper & Mutton Snapper were seen on most dives. Fairly abundant schools of grunts, wrasse, snapper seen on all dives. Saw nurse sharks, turtles & sting ray on many/most dives. Marine preserve seems well enforced. Even lionfish culling is restricted to Divemasters that have a license and classroom training. Dive instructor Niall was patient on checkout dives w/my nephew and my niece did a "Discover Scuba" dive that she enjoyed so much, that they allowed her to continue to do supervised dives for the remaining 3 days. Small groups (no more than 8) w/good service. I would go back for sure.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Lake Michigan, Puerto Rico, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive w/buddy and keep depth above 110'
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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 Did not dive w/camera
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