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

Pirates Point Resort, May, 2013,

by Hollie Lindauer, OR, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7028.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving palau, wakatobi, misool, fiji, sharm el sheikh, roatan, belize, marathon key, cozumel, tahiti, philippines, grand cayman, little cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits always enforced 110', no limit on bottom time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There are not the high tech set ups available for photographers that some resorts have, with computer work stations and lots of plugs - though wifi is available. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments On arrival first day some chop kept us on the south side (a bit deeper) but the viz was great and small eagle rays visited us a couple times.

There were no bottom time restrictions during my visit. Courtesy and deco considerations allowed 1:15-1:25 minute bottom times each and every dive for the full week. And always one dive master stayed in water to be last out, so an extra pair of enthusiastic eyes were below spotting and offering an added safety measure.

All of the dive staff have retained their enthusiasm for discovery underwater, and are excited to share their passion and skills with you. The guides show sincere respect for each other and work well as a team. They somehow figure out how to best help the dive guests and results in better, safer, happier divers.

Occasionally you might have a guest that is demanding in a non stop way, or destructive underwater, but the staff can usually find a resolution (in a good way), so that everyone can enjoy their dive time and protect the reef.

I must say that we had a stellar group this vist. I was one one of 6 return guests out of 18 or so, avg 16 on the boat, maybe 2 snokelers. The 'new' people were pretty much all new divers. Within the first 2 days the crew had them properly weighed for good buoyancy that allowed them increased underwater time, 45 -60 min bottom time and removed all threat of reef damage. Even the coral crusher (with claims of 2500+ dives) who resisted guidance, but must have relented to a quiet prayer from the staff since behavior eventually improved.

Gay was dubbed 'the scuba whisperer' by one guest, she is the buoyancy zen master. Each of the dive staff, Gay, Michele, Martha, Bob and Mike are great teachers, always willing to help the receptive diver. I must admit it's great fun to watch them at work underwater, motioning divers up from the deep, coaxing them down from the surface and rounding us all up into a well spa ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Dugaruin , at Nov 05, 2013 14:49 EST  
Good review! One tip I've learned -- after arriving in Grand Cayman, if there's a long line to the "gates" when you get ready to make your flight to Little Cayman, simply tell the security officers you're flying domestic. You'll be allowed to bypass the line, since it's being slowed by customs issues that don't apply to domestic flights.
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