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Dive Review of Paradise Divers/Paradise Villas in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Paradise Divers/Paradise Villas, Mar, 2003,

by Mark Hayward, PA, USA . Report 424.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 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 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Pardise Villas offers first rate accomodations for persons interested in a low key and intimate setting. The service is top drawer -- helpful, thoughtful and not intrusive. Guests feel welcomed and appreciated. The 12 Villas are aligned close to the shore. The units are nicely furnished and have kitchenettes. The grounds are well maintained and the hammocks next to shore are seductive. Iguanas roam freely and add to the uniqeness of the resort. The Hungry Iguana -- the restaurant adjacent to the villas -- offers a fairly extensive menu and different specials throughout the week. The food and service were consistently good. The restaurant was so good (and convenient) that we had little incentive to try the (few) other places on the island.

Paradise Divers is affiliated with the resort. The PD boat was always the first boat at the major dives sites. The boat never had more than 6-8 divers. The boat was spacious and well equipped. Divemasters were VERY knowledgeable about the dive sites. Divemasters also were excellent observers of divers' abilities, aiding divers when necessary but not intrusive otherwise. Once divemasters had assessed divers' skills, (qualified) divers could dive their own profiles. The morning consisted of 2 tank dives with a surface interval on the boat. We also had the option of a 3rd dive in the afternoon -- which we did.

Diving along Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson Bay was a delight in many ways. Wonderful coral, big fish, large lobsters, an occasional reef shark, and many turtles! Excellent visibility with little current.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving U.S. and British Virgins, Anguilla, Bonaire, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75-130 Ft/ 23-40 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes, safety stop
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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