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

Pirates Point Resort, Apr, 2013,

by George and Susan Holmes, NM, US ( 2 reports). Report 7437.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our fourth trip to Pirates Point in Little Cayman, and we are already booked for April 2014. We love it there, the dive operation is first rate, the gourmet food is absolutely delicious and plentiful and we meet other divers each trip with common interests and diving styles. My husband and I are no longer "Rambo" divers, so the 2-a-day dive profile fits us well. The resort offers two long morning dives, all divers use computers, so there is no rush or time limit to complete the dive, we usually run out of air time. The coral reefs are really great and the fish life and turtles are plentiful. Lionfish are becoming less prolific, so the juvenile reef fish population is replenishing and returning in force to the reefs. We saw more juveys this trip than prior trips. The Caymans are known for turtles, and we see them on most every dive. All the dive masters are experts at little critter hunting, jawfish, pipefish, blennies, arrowcrab, peppermint shrimps, an occasional sea horse, you name it. We are big fans of the owner, Gladys Howard, and the rest of the staff, all of whom have been there for years. Very professional operation and they make you feel at home and very glad to be there. There are only 10 rooms at the resort so the maximum number of divers you would encounter is 20. It's just a perfect little jewel of a resort and dive operation.
Websites Pirates Point Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean since 1987.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-90 Ft/ 23-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All divers dive with computers. Requested depth limit of 100 ft on first dive and 70 ft on second dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There are always a few photographers on each trip. Cameras have a special tank on the boat and camera gear is handed down to the photographer by the dive masters. Lots of photo opportunities on each dive.
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