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Dive Review of Southern Cross Club in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

Southern Cross Club, May, 2006,

by Tom & Lynn Hayes, FL, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 2449.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Our first trip here, and we were not disappointed. The staff went out of their way to serve us, the units were reasonably well appointed, and the food was excellent. Our dive gear was handled for us before and after diving, the briefings were very good, and the divemasters allowed the buddy pairs to follow or go off on their own. Since there was virtually no current it was easy to navigate the sites back to the boat. The boats themselves were comfortable and we seldom had more than 10 divers.

Very little to do on the island outside of diving, but bicycles and kayaks were provided for exploring. There is quite a bird habitat and plenty of chances to see birds not often seen in any large numbers in the Carribean. Lots of very large (5'-6') iguanas in the lesser populated areas.

A number of our fellow visitors were there for fishing, and they all reported a successful trip for bonefish and tarpon, although only a few permits were caught.

The bar and pool made a great gathering place, and the bar operated most of the day on the honor system. No alcohol was allowed for anyone who was signed up for a dusk or night dive- not a bad rule. Fresh fruit was generally available and coffemakers were in the rooms for the early risers.

We had a good breeze blowing all week, which meant no bugs but generally rough seas. Had to bypass a few sites several days due to the seas making reboarding very difficult.

Many of our fellow divers were repeat visitors, which says a lot for the consistency of service over the years. We try not to repeat destinations, but would return here with no hesitations. Peter, the owner, is truly committed to running a good operation.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions other than 100' and 1 hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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