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

Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort, Aug, 2006,

by Rich, VA, USA . Report 2713.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Our trip to Little Cayman and Little Cayman Beach resort was excellent. This was our 4th trip in 9 years of diving.

Saw spotted eagle rays, southern sting rays, reef sharks, nurse sharks, many, many turtles, squid, Goliath Grouper, lobsters, conch, and all the usual assortment of reef fishes and corals. One odd thing that stood out to me for some reason, was the lack of healthy looking sea cucumbers…I saw very few and they looked “distressed”. I saw one tiny stand of stag horn coral and it was bleached solid white.

The seas were calm, flat, warm and perfect – although visibility was somewhat diminished. We had current once, one dive.

The dive shop has been expanded a bit, the dock has been rebuilt and much larger and is very nice. The boats were superb and roomy as normal. The gear drying area has been improved and expanded a bit. Our ocean front room was quiet, clean, well appointed exactly what we expected – given that it is hotel room. The grounds were neat, clean and well kept.

A new Chef is in charge of the kitchen whom did a nice job. We felt that breakfast was good, lunch had declined in selection and variety somewhat, and dinner had slightly improved – but the desert selection and quality at dinner had declined somewhat. The rum punch party was definitely scaled back in terms of things to nibble.

The most significant negative we noticed on the entire trip, as did many other people, was the increase of alga on the reefs – including the wall. I’m no expert, but in my opinion it is becoming a very serious problem and is definitely having a significant and negative impact on the sea life, reefs and diving. One woman was so upset with the alga on one part of the wall, she turned around and went back toward the boat. She said something to the effect of “The alga is so thick and it’s so upsetting to me I don’t want to even look”.

The most significant positive (outside of good dives) were some of the staff. Ron and Adrian on our boat were fantastic, helpful, fun and very accommodating. Many new faces at the resort and on the boats.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Florida, Morehead City
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 max foot depth, no touch policy
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments They now charge for the video that used to be free if you stayed more a week or more.
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