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Dive Review of Reef Divers/Conch Club Condos in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Reef Divers/Conch Club Condos, Jul, 2007,

by Michael Marmesh, FL, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 3473.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Stayed at Conch Club Condos. (Managed by Little Cayman Beach Resort.) Food is expensive at the one and only local grocery, but still less than the resort's food plan. Plus by not being tied to the resort (though dinner there was great),we had the option of trying other restaurants on the island. The condo was well-equipped, the view from the 2nd floor master bedroom balcony was fantastic, and the extra space, when our daughter and her boyfriend came to visit for 6 days, was quite comfortable.

Reef Divers is a very capable, efficient and well-run operation. We were there for twelve straight days, so we dove Nitrox ($10/tank.) Procedure was to analyze, then label your own tanks the day before they were loaded on the boat.

Our boat captain was 25 yrs. old and the guide-crew was only 21. Still they were careful, experienced divers handling both a paraplegic diver and a bent Nitrox diver quite competently. (Watch your ascent rates.) They were knowledgeable of the critters to be found at each site and gave detailed, illustrated briefings.

The diving was all done within the marine park. Mainly wall dives, many with swim-throughs. Coral heads or sandy flats and mini-walls to finish. The visibility was 50 to 80 ft., actually less than I expected for Little Cayman. There were turtles on many dives, a lot of very large lobsters, and many groupers from small to Goliath with several Nassaus that could be petted. Also saw both southern stingrays and spotted eagle rays, as well as seahorses at two sites. The soft corals in the shallow dive areas were healthy. Shark sightings were few. Did see ocean triggerfish twice and large horse-eyed jacks. The schools of snappers and grunts were smaller then when we visited the Brac and Little Cayman 15 years ago. Still this was very good Caribbean diving and an excellent dive operation.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Curacao, Roatan, Costa Rica, Dominica, St. Kitts, Saba, Galapagos, Turks and Caicos, multiple Bahama Islands, Virgin Islands and others
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions First dive--110 ft. for 50 minutes (Nitrox)
Second dive--60 ft. for 60 minutes
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 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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]
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