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

Pirates Point Resort, Aug, 2014,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 62 reports with 30 Helpful votes). Report 7718.

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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 18th trip to Pirates Point and our 2nd in 2014. I'll refer you to my January report for a description of the resort and dive operations. I'd like to use this note to mention that the fish life this summer seemed to be the best since the lionfish invasion began. There were tons of juveniles, particularly fairy basslets, which are a favorite food for lionfish. So, the weekly joint lionfish hunts by the island's resorts and the nassau groupers which are learning to eat lionfish must be having a favorable impact. We also saw the first arrow blennies and chalk bass in many years. I am encouraged that the fish life is really beginning to recover. I will also note that Pirates Point does not enforce any kind of dive time limit. While others talk about the number of dives you can make in a day that number usually comes with a time limit for each dive of an hour or less. I much prefer doing the 2 dives at Pirates Point with no limit and coming back for a leisurely lunch over having 2 short dives, coming back to a rushed lunch so that you can turn around and go back for an afternoon dive. In the 2 weeks we were at Pirates Point on this trip I did 26 dives with a total bottom time of 2197 minutes, an average dive of 84.5 minutes. I plan on doing even better than this when we return next summer.
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, Bali, Banda Sea), Philippines, Red Sea, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 85-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1st dive 100 ft., 2nd dive 60 ft., stay with a buddy, come back with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 1 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 could have become crowded if there had been a large number of photographers, but was not a problem while I was there. Similarly, the dedicated rinse tank on-shore isn't huge.
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