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

Pirates Point Resort: "Another great trip to Pirates Point, Little Cayman", Aug, 2015,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 62 reports with 30 Helpful votes). Report 8347.

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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 5 stars
Comments This was our 19th trip to Pirates Point since 1995. My wife and I now make at least one trip there every year, typically the beginning of August for 2 weeks. The staff are more like old friends than any other description. We also look forward to seeing dive buddies who, like us, show up like clockwork every year and meeting new friends. The food is wonderful. I will refer the reader to my numerous Undercurrent trip reports from past years for more detailed description and will focus on what was different this year. The water is typically 84 F, but this year, except for 3 days when we had a cold upwelling of 82 - 83 F the water was uniformly 86 F. The visibility was greater than usual this year. With the exception of the shallows on a few windy days the visibility was over 100 ft. and there was one calm, flat day where I am sure it exceeded 150 ft. There is always something new to see, even though we have been there so many times. This year there were 2 dive sites which had decorator crabs that I had never seen before. They were so well camouflaged that, even though we knew where they were, at one location the dive master and I hung there for 10 minutes or so and saw nothing until one of them moved. I will also note there are a number of large Nassau groupers which will follow you around like puppy dogs and want to be petted. They may view divers as big cleaners. We'll definitely be back again next year.
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 LYB Getting There Fly one of the many airlines that fly to Grand Cayman and then catch a Cayman Air Express Twin Otter to Little Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with a buddy, 100 ft. 1st dive, 60 ft. 2nd dive (Typical Cayman restrictions) Come back with 500 psi. You can either do your own thing with your buddy or follow the dive master. We typically loosely follow the dive master because they are better at finding stuff than we are.
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 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 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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