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

Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort: "Wonderful week of diving", Aug, 2017,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 71 reports with 27 Helpful votes). Report 9687.

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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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was about the 8th-9th trip to Little Cayman Beach Resort with our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC, diving with Reef Divers. It can be a hassle in Grand Cayman connecting over to Little Cayman & Cayman Brac, but the diving was great. The resort, LCBR, is clean, up to date, with extremely nice rooms. The staff is top notch, with smiling happy faces than can turn you from grumpy to happy. The food is served buffet style & is delicious, plentiful, & varied. The staff in the dining room, particularly Claudia, is excellent.
The bar is fine with a fun atmosphere, nice staff, & attentive. The drinks are somewhat expensive, but you're on an isolated island & just expect it.
The dive operation is superb. Natalie & Lena were our dive masters for most of the week & were professional, but friendly & gave excellent dive briefings. The boats are nice, Newton 46's, with twin ladders leaving about 8:15 am, returning about 11:45 am then going back out for a 3rd dive at 1:45, returning about 4:00 or so. The dive sites are on the North side, generally about a 20 minute boat ride.
The diving was excellent with viz 100-125 feet on the walls & about 60-70 on the hard pan. The fish life was excellent with a lot of juveniles & only 2 lion fish seen all week. There were spotted eagle rays, turtles, etc., but very few sharks seem. The water temp was usually 86 degrees, quite warm. Grouper were seen every dive.
Getting back thru the Grand Cayman airport in Georgetown was a zoo. They are expanding, but cannot accommodate 5 jets & 2-3 prop planes at one time. I have heard many times that passengers did not hear their flight called & that is possible due to the bedlam in he departure lounge. Getting back to Atlanta & going thru security again is a pain in the butt, but if you want to travel to great dive sites like Little Cayman, etc., it is to be expected.
We will return again & it is tough to beat the diving, LCBR, or Reef Divers. All are superb & it was a wonderful week of diving.
Websites Reef Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport 1/2 mile Getting There Delta to Grand Cayman; Cayman Express to Little Cayman;

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 127-87°F / 53-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-125 Ft/ 18-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 110/50 first dive
60/60 second dive
60/60 third dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments My wife, the photographer, had no complaints.
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