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

Southern Cross Club, Jul, 2011,

by Kimberly Krebs, MD, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6143.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Belize, Turks & Caicos, Key Largo, Bali, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Solo diving not allowed, but you could dive on your own with a buddy. 50 min / 100ft first dive, 60 min/60 feet on the 2nd and 3rd dives. We had one dive go to 84 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 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 husband carries a very large camera. There are tanks for the cameras on board, but his camera is too big for these. He kept it in the towel bucket.

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

Accommodations 4 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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 5th trip to Southern Cross Club. We love this resort and return every year. The diving is the best that you will find in the Caribbean and the resort is top-notch.

We stay in a deluxe room, which costs $25 extra per night, but gets you a bit fancier accommodations as well as an outdoor shower. I was a bit disappointed in our room this time, as it did not seem that the maintenance was quite up to par with what I would expect from a room that I am paying extra for. Minor things, but still - when I hung up my towel, the towel bar fell off the wall, the door to the toilet room was freshly spackled but not painted, the dresser was missing a bunch of handles, etc. We've never encountered this before. Still, the outdoor shower is the highlight of the room.

The beach in front of the resort is full of turtle grass, so there is no swimming, but there is a pool and a jacuzzi. The resort has kayaks and paddle boards available to make the trek out to Owen Island (about a 15 minute paddle), for snorkeling and beach. You can also request a car ride up to Point of Sand Beach.

The boat ride to the North side is about 40 minutes and is the same as most of the other resorts on the island. Morning dives are 2-tank and there is 1 afternoon dive with an option to do a dusk or night dive. Diving on Bloody Bay Wall is spectacular. Vis was incredible and there were no currents to speak of. We saw a turtle on almost every dive, sometimes two turtles. Spotted Eagle Rays passed by and we saw a couple of nurse sharks and one reef shark. The divemasters are terrific, with Mike and Kristian always able to spot little things and point them out to the divers.

The smaller boat did suffer a break down while we were there and has suffered a break down on 3 of our 5 trips. However, the staff was quick to get guests moving and on with their day and a replacement boat was brought in ASAP.

Food is wonderful at SCC. Chef Ron does an amazing job of providing healthy and elegant meals, even when supplies are running low. Some nights were plated dinners with a choice of 2 or 3 entrees, other nights were buffet style. Breakfast includes eggs prepared how like them, as well as pancakes or waffles. Lunch includes soups, sandwiches, pizza, salads, etc. Dinner included chicken, pork, or fish, as well as vegetarian choices.

Bar service is excellent with a brand new bartender, Fernando. He was very animated and fun to be around! Ask for his specialty drink - the Cable Car.

The only real drawback to Southern Cross Club is that you will visit once and then be hooked and want to come back year after year...
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