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

Southern Cross Club, Aug, 2013,

by Michael Traylor, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7092.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The cabanas are clean w/ adequate showers and cooling facilities w/ overhead fans. I'd rate the mattress a 3 on a five point scale.
The food is terrific: egg station or pancakes cooked to order w/ the usual cereals and fresh fruit w/ good coffee and juices for breakfast; soup, a salad station, tasty entrees/sandwiches for lunch; and a choice of two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts for supper. The bar opens early and provides anything you can think of.
The dive operation is on time and Nitrox is available at a pricy $15/tank. Divemasters Henry, Mirabella, and Christian take great care of you, find the overlooked critters for you, and are fun to be around. The diving is easy w/ plenty to see and Bloody Bay sites are spectacular. The boats run well and the limited no. of divers makes them spacious.
We encountered a mild current on only one dive. The fish population has somehow increased since we were there 5 years ago and we saw only a few lionfish. The water was very warm and wetsuits are optional.
The downside? Adding extra dives is quite expensive! We were delayed a day getting there by missing a connection and they refused any refund on the night's lodging we did not use. They wouldn't haggle about the Nitrox price.
Websites Southern Cross Club   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Curacao, Bonaire, Roatan, Galapagos, Palau, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Sea of Cortez, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Bottom times allowed varied between 50 & 60 minutes; Max depth also varied between 50 to 100 ft. These were not strictly enforced.
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 N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 I am not a photographer.
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