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Dive Review of Pirate Divers in
Cayman Islands

Pirate Divers: "Excellent Shop On Grand Cayman", Jun, 2015,

by Ann Pennywitt, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 8258.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Spent 5 weeks with these guys and can say they are one of the BEST EVER shops I have utilized. I am a PADI Instructor, with over 5000 dives and am very picky about my employers and who I dive with as a customer. This shop specializes in small, custom dive trips. 6 max in the boat, and gladly handles all requests as to dive spots and the like. They can easily adapt their schedule to accommodate cruise ship customers. Their equipment is very well maintained and if you have you own they will keep it, rinse it and put it on the boat during your dive time with them. Concierge service, all the way, will pick you up and drop you back at the cruise ship terminal or where ever you stay. As for instruction, Mac is the owner and a Course Director. He is one of the finest teachers I have ever been around, from DSD through DM. You can do morning or afternoon dives, or both, and night dives are available every day. This is an excellent shop. Grand Cayman still excels at great vis and good dive spots. The fact that the Dept of Environment rotates available mooring buoys has worked wonders in restoration of reefs. IF you are going to Grand Cayman, this is the shop to go to...unless you like big crowds.
Websites Pirate Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Fiji, Vietnam, Thailand, Hawaii, US & BVIs, Curacao, St Kitts, Bequia, Dominica, Grand Turk, Bahamas
Closest Airport Grand Cayman International Getting There Easy from major US/Canada cities

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safety stop at 800...
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Owner has much experience in finding the best places for underwaer photo ops.....
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