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Dive Review of Pirate's Point in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Pirate's Point, Aug, 2006,

by Clem Clapp, AL, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 2726.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. depth & on boat with 500psi, no solo diving that I could ascertain.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

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

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments A small, dive oriented resort with a guesthouse feel to it. 10 rooms w/choice of ac or not. Nice pool with jacuzzi. Outstanding and varied cuisine served buffet style. Very competent, friendly and accomodating staff at resort and dive op. Most dive staff did other jobs around the resort. Self-serve honor bar with good selection of beverages.
Diving was very good with all done in Bloody Bay area with the single exception of the wreck, The Soto Trader on the south side. Nitrox was expensive at $14.00 per tank. They use a well maintained 42' Newton dive boat.
They do only a 2 tank am dive each day with a night dive on request. Breakfast was at 8:00. The boat left the dock between 9 & 9:30 and returned around 2:00pm. 15 minutes or so to dive sites. Lunch served shortly thereafter. Dinner included wine and was served at 8:00pm with dominoes afterwards, if desired. I had only one dive less than 60 minutes and that was due to equipment problems.
Lot of wall diving with some beginning as shallow as 30fsw. Made for great wall-hanging safety stops.
Pretty good coral and critters on all dives. Dive staff very attuned to protecting underwater environment.
Resort guests were mostly well-travelled and well-behaved divers. Lot of repeat customers. The owner, Gladys Howard, lives on the premises and celebrated her 20th anniversary in business in August. She drove us on an afternoon tour of the island one day.
Topside activities is limited to biking around the small island, a little kayaking, viewing a large colony of red footed boobies and looking for iguanas. My non-diving spouse loved the quiet atmosphere and shaded beach hammock for reading and napping. Fantastic place to relax.
This was one of our favorite land based trips that we've taken.

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