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Dive Review of Reef Divers/The Club in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Reef Divers/The Club, Jul, 2007,

by craig grube, va, us (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 3440.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dove 6 days/17 dives all on Bloody Bay wall or Jacksonís wall. Reef Divers is an excellent operation with several large Newton boats that are safety equipped, have a camera table, fresh water rinse hose, cooler with snacks, water, and towels for each diver. You leave most of your gear on the boat and the DMís suit you up for the dive and take your tank off when you are done and change them over. The DMís give excellent briefings complete with hand drawn maps of each dive site along with a proposed dive plan if you want to follow it. You can dive with your buddie or follow the DM. The walls, reefs and sand patches combined with their map and briefing make navigation very easy. The DMís also are very good at finding critters if that is your interest. They also have an excellent sense of humor and are very pleasant. You show up at the civilized hour of about 8:00 AM and the boat rides are a relaxing 25 minutes; the 2-tank dive returns to the dock about 12:30 for lunch.

The shear walls are breathtaking and the fish life is pretty abundant. We saw sharks every day, including reef, nurse, lemon and one hammerhead. Stingrays are common, turtles and lobsters abundant. The fish have little fear so you can spend time observing the many types of angel fish, grouper, parrot fish, spotted filefish, barracuda, and many others. I never thought I would care much about sponges, but there are an amazing variety of types, colors, shapes and sizes. There are also lots of sea fans. There is some, but not much, hard coral. Much is covered with algae. Reef Divers does a nice job of moving you around to a variety of sites and will solicit input from the divers. The morning dive usually had about 15 divers and the afternoon dive about 8. They give you computers so you can dive at your rate and pace so you can maximize your dive time if that is your desire. I would go back in a hearbeat.

Stayed at The Club condos. They are extremely nice and the area is very quiet. We ate breakfast and lunch in and dined in and out (The Hungry Iguana was very good). The grocery store on the island has enough variety to make eating in pretty reasonable. Selection and pricing is not like home, but reasonable considering you are on a pretty remote island. This is not a party island, it is for diving and relaxing.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Turks&Caicos, Hawaii, Jamaica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions first dive 110 ft max for 50 minutes, 2nd dive 60 ft max for 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Fresh rinse hose on boat and camera only table. Dedicated rinse tank at dock.
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