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Dive Review of Pirates Point Resort in
Cayman Islands

Pirates Point Resort: "Great Visit Number 23", Aug, 2019,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 66 reports with 33 Helpful votes). Report 11213 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was our 23rd visit to Pirates Point since 1995. We enjoy the staff, the food, the diving, and seeing all the folks who come back every year at the same time. It's good to catch up. The diving is easy and, no matter how many times I've been there, I always see something new. We think the diving at Little Cayman is the best in the Caribbean, and, until earlier this year, had not been diving anywhere else in the Caribbean in a number of years. This year I went to Bonaire for a class with Erin Quigley, My opinion about the diving being better in Little Cayman has not changed. The whole diving situation is very relaxed. While they only do 2 dives a day there are no time limits on your bottom time. (I have done several 2 hour dives there.) There is no coming up with 1500 psi because the boat needs to go back to the resort so you can rush lunch to turn around and come back for the afternoon dive. For a number of years the resorts on the island have banded together to shoot lionfish. The result is that you will only see a couple the whole time you are there and the tiny fish like arrow blennies have returned. For further details I will refer you to my previous 20+ reviews. I will note that we have already signed up for 2020, and I have bought a new, thinner wetsuit as my 3 mm was too hot.
Websites Pirates Point Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport GCM Getting There Pretty straightforward. Fly to Grand Cayman on one of the major airlines and then take a Cayman Air Twin Otter to Little Cayman.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The usual Cayman Islands 100 ft. first dive, 60 ft. second dive. Come back with 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None 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 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 I am typically the only one on the boat with a big camera, which makes the plastic tub with fresh water completely adequate. On shore they have what would be used in the US as a garage sink as the rinse tank. I fill it up and let my camera soak from the time we return from the dives to just before dinner which seems to work well at getting rid of the salt.
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