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

Pirates Point Resort: "Topnotch resort and dive operation in a wonderful setting", Apr, 2016,

by Jill Rain, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8900 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments
This was our first visit to Pirate's Point. We were so impressed we've already booked for next year. It is a perfect combination of remote rural Caribbean ambience and an extremely well-run place to enjoy that.

Usually I write reviews of dive destinations describing the resort and then the dive op. Uniquely, at PP it's all integrated in a way that creates a warm homey feeling. There are just 11 rooms so everyone gets to know you quickly. The staff are involved in all aspects of the resort: diving, driving, serving meals, working in the kitchen etc...for example you can discuss the octopus the divemaster showed you that morning with him later on at dinner as he's pouring your glass of wine. The level of professionalism is first-rate, one measure of which is you don't even notice how things are getting done, from fresh tanks at the boat to hot water in your shower. I was impressed by how well the staff anticipated what you might need, and were quietly helpful. As importantly, everyone clearly enjoys the wildlife of the island, both underwater on the reefs and topside, like birds and iguanas, and loves to share what they know.

It's a challenge running a resort in a remote locale, getting supplies and keeping infrastructure like the boat, vans, water system, kitchen etc running smoothly and PP does a great job. They are well-organized. Our stay was more than a week so we could see how both small and large dive groups are managed. There were never more than 5 divers with a divemaster. The boat is roomy, has shade, dry areas and a head. 10-20 minute trips to dive sites, which are determined by weather conditions. Moor at permanent buoys, giant stride entry and then you can dive as long as you want. The reefs are some of the very best in the Caribbean, due to minimal human impact and a regular lionfish culling program. Two dives a day are plenty for us when each is over an hour. After a leisurely lunch and nap, you can explore this little island as actively as you want. In the evening you can socialize in the clubhouse, make use of the field guides or wifi, or walk down to the beach to look at the stars.

If you're looking for a small quiet diving (or just relaxing) destination, seamlessly well-managed, with a warm comfortable atmosphere, great food and diving, Pirate's Point is an outstanding choice. It's not surprising there are so many repeat visitors!
Websites Pirates Point Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, PNW, Western Pacific, Kauai, Baja
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There via Grand Cayman. Many flights to LC on Saturdays, just a few per day other days.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Return to boat with 500 psi, no time limit. 100' max first dive, 60' second dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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