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

Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort: "Super diving, nice resort", Mar, 2017,

by Andrew Anderson, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9951.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Super diving: generally a shallow dive (40-60 feet) at beginning, then over the wall down to 100 feet or so. Plentiful and interesting marine life: Many friendly groupers, barracuda, filefish, lobsters, grunts, snapper, eagle rays, creole wrasse, stingrays (including a yellow stingray), Bermuda chub, triggerfish, tarpon, many turtles, horse-eyed jacks, hogfish etc. Large schools of fish. A few sharks in the distance, including a hammerhead. Wall is generally vertical and covered with sponges of all types, especially beautiful azure sponges, and coral formations. A thrill to swim out from the wall and look back. Like in space. The wall disappears in the depths, just awesome. We had unusually rough water, but the boat managed to dive next to the wall every day but one. Perfectly calm below.

Resort pleasant, but food ok not great. For future reference, don't pre-order lunch, just eat at the bar. Big downside was the lack of any beach or ocean swimming or snorkeling. There is apparently a nice snorkeling beach some miles away, but resort did not have a shuttle.
Websites Reef Divers   Little Cayman Beach Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Great Barrier Reef, Roatan, Aitutaki, Bonaire, Dominican Republic, La Paz, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport 10 minutes away Getting There Fly to Grand Cayman, clear customs, fly to Little Cayman. No problems.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions General route for each dive shown, with options- not strictly enforced. Depth limits specified on deep portions of each dive (e.g. 80 or 90 feet on the wall).
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 N/A Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Although the U/W scene had great photo subjects, there was not much for accommodations for photogs. Boats did not have a rinse tank, but crew was helpful in handing cameras to and from divers. Rinse tank ashore. Crew was good at pointing out interesting fish, lobsters, turtles etc. Used a rented SeaLife Micro 2.0 with lights. Excellent results though a few color adjustment issues.
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