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Dive Review of Pirates Point Resort in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Pirates Point Resort, Aug, 2010,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 48 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 5646.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Curacao, Dominica, Galapagos, Indonesia, Red Sea, Roatan, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 86 to 88 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. first dive, 60 ft. second dive, come back with at least 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank on boat only for cameras, camera table on boat generally uncrowded except for beginning of trip when boat was full of photographers, big, deep sink back at resort for camera rinsing.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 12th trip to Pirates Point. August would not be the same without our annual pilgrimage to visit Gladys and her staff. (Some of whom predate our first visit in 1995. The turnover being low so that you develop a friendship with everyone.) You can read my reviews from previous years in the Undercurrent archives. Things have not changed. The diving is, in our opinion, the best in the Caribbean and the food is as good as the diving. The diving is also some of the easiest you will find anywhere with warm, flat water, great visibility, and generally no currents. Unfortunately, the lionfish invasion has continued. We saw one or more on just about every dive. The divemasters have been catching all that they can with nets and we had lionfish sushi several times during our stay. The big news is that the "official" lionfish spear arrived just before we left and should make it much easier to catch and remove the lionfish. The Cayman Islands Department of Environment has been very conflicted about taking any fish from the marine park, but finally realized that the lionfish needed to be removed with something more effective than a net.
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