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

Pirates Point Resort, Aug, 2013,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 61 reports with 30 Helpful votes). Report 7156 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 16th trip to Pirates Point since 1995. That, alone, should tell you that we like it - a lot. My wife and I make an annual, 2 week, pilgrimage to Pirates Point the beginning of August every year. After having been diving all over the Caribbean and the rest of the world Little Cayman (and Pirates Point) is now the only place we will dive in the Caribbean. August means warm water, flat seas, and good visibility. For those who worry about hurricanes we have only been there once when a hurricane came through and all that did was keep us from diving for 2 days. The Little Cayman reefs are some of the healthiest in the Caribbean and the resorts on the island join together to keep the lionfish under control so that the native tropicals are not decimated like they are in many parts of the Caribbean. Even having been there 16 times I typically see at least one new thing every year. Something like 80% of the guests at Pirates Point are repeats and we meet up with many folks who have become friends over the years coming at the same time that we do. The divemasters and rest of the staff have also become good friends that we look forward to seeing every year. On top of all this the food is wonderful. The only downside is that I gain weight every year and it takes me the whole next year to get it off and then I go back to Pirates Point and put it on again.
Websites Pirates Point Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh), Philippines, Red Sea, SouthernBahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 85-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. first dive, 60 ft. 2nd dive, come back with 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 3 stars Large Fish 4 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 which was fine when there were not too many photographers, but small when there were lots. Dedicated rinse tank on shore.
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