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

Southern Cross Club: "A Bloody Bay Discovery", Nov, 2015,

by Rickie Sterne/Chris Button, AR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8741.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving around the Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, GBR & Coral Sea, Fiji, Truk, Yap, Palau, most areas of Indonesia
Closest Airport Bodden Airfield, less than 5 minutes from resort Getting There good (albeit very early) connections through Grand Cayman on American

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Cayman Island rules of 100 feet maximum depth on first dive and 60 feet max depth on second dive with theoretical time limit of 60 minutes. Within these limits we were free to do our own thing.
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 For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Apart from a cameras-only rinse tank on the boat, there are no real photography facilities at SCC. Boat crew handled all cameras carefully a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Last spring we were forced to cancel our three-week liveaboard trip to the Forgotten Islands in October when Rickie was diagnosed with advanced cancer. Happily, late October found Rickie enjoying an induced remission and dramatically improved renal function. After discussing scuba diving with his urologist, his nephrologist, and DAN, we decided to celebrate his good reports with a relaxing holiday that included some easy diving. "Relaxing" meant no jet lag, so we looked at Caribbean destinations. With the help of Kim, our travel agent at Reef and Rainforest, we decided to explore Bloody Bay Wall, which we had never seen before (despite a week on the Cayman Aggressor), from Southern Cross Club.
The Southern Cross Club van picked us up at the airstrip on Little Cayman, and we quickly arrived at the lovely resort. After signing the usual dive waiver forms while being served a welcome drink at the bar, we were escorted to our Veranda Suite, whither our luggage had preceded us. The two-room suite was quite spacious. We appreciated the large table in the living room which became our camera work station. A large platform storage bed was very comfortable and had decent reading lamps on each bedside table. A large double dresser provided more storage, as did the walk-in closet off the bathroom. The living room also contained a large couch and an armchair. However, we would do most of our relaxing in the lounge chairs on our large private veranda. The spacious bathroom was supplied with a full range of good quality toiletries, and a hair dryer was provided on request. No need to pack anything ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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