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Dive Review of Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort: "Bloody Good Diving", Feb, 2020,

by Gil Zeimer, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11470.

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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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Eleven divers from the Marin Scuba Club in Northern California met at Little Cayman Beach Resort, having flown there through Houston, Miami and Charlotte.

The resort was extremely accommodating from the moment we arrived at the airport, checked in, got our drink tickets, confirmed our meal packages, and assigned our rooms.

We also walked to the Reef Divers shop between the pool and the dock to verify our diving capabilities. Five sleek dive boats awaited passengers the next morning. Best of all, they offered Valet Diving, so all you had to do was walk to the stern, sit down, put on your fins and mask, and one of the dive masters brought you your tank, helped you strap it on, and you were ready for your giant stride. They did the same after you climbed up the ladder and took your tank back to your bench area. I LOVED THIS SERVICE.

We were able to sit as a group for each of the three buffet meals daily, which was both convenient and fun. Several other dive clubs were there that week, totally about 70 people. The resort was full.

The food was both plentiful and delicious. Lots of choices with juice, coffee, fruit, cereal, bacon, ham, pancakes, bagels, toast and individually cooked omelettes for breakfast; lunch typically offered hot entrees and cold cuts; while dinner had even more selections of fish, chicken, pork and beef, veges, salads, etc. Desserts were always popular and disappeared quickly, sooner rather than later.

Rooms were very comfortable. Ours had two double beds, A/C, TV (which we never watched), lots of room for clothes and gear, a shower/tub, and pretty spacious.

And the staff? Excellent. Friendly. Polite. And aways addressed us by name, even remembering our names as we checked in for meals.

Bar staff was equally friendly and skilled at various cocktails. Karaoke Night just before we departed was extremely enjoyable -- I told the manager it should be done twice a week, not just once.


Websites Reef Divers   Little Cayman Beach Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Caribbean, California, Mexico, Hawaii, Micronesia
Closest Airport LYB Getting There Cayman Airways from MIA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 78-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions For each dive, the divemaster told us approximately how long we should explore the reef and return to the boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments There was a Backscatter Shop next to Reef Divers; however, it was closed for the week. This didn't effect me since I just carry a small Kodak KoolPix with no external flashes, but some people on my trip wished it had been open.

The dive boats were very accommodating for camera gear with a large table in the front of the boat for them; each diver with a camera and strobes was handed their gear after they entered the water with a giant stride and the gear was taken from them upon ascent by the divemasters.
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