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

Southern Cross Club: "Awesome dive resort!", Jan, 2016,

by Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8828 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 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 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments It's always nice to be back on Little Cayman; this was our first stay at Southern Cross Club. The resort had a very low census the week that we were there, but they still took us out for all our dives (probably because we were prepaid) even if we were the only 2 divers! There was no grumbling or shrugging us off, and all the guides were quite skilled at showing us the macro stuff we craved, and wouldn't have found on our own. Everyone of the crew were super friendly and helpful, and very safety conscious. They gave appropriately more attention to the less skilled divers, and left us to explore and photograph on our own, if we wanted. They were very careful of my camera equipment, helping to pack it in the towel container, to make it safely through the rough exit out of the lagoon. Only two small negative comments: the fresh water cooler for cameras wouldn't have been adequate, if there were other photographers on board, and the water wasn't replenished enough after a lot sloshed out during rough trips out and back.

The macro we saw included Painted Elysia (5 on one dive!), seahorse, pipehorse, pipefish, yellow-headed jawfish with eggs in his mouth, and juveniles of many species (including queen trigger). Four spotted eagle rays came by on several dives.

Accommodations in the ocean front bungalows were VERY roomy, and having our own porch and outdoor and indoor showers were great after diving. Our room was always cleaned very well by the afternoon, and the entire resort was very tidy, clean and welcoming. Meals were fantastically delicious! Breakfast had made to order omelettes, french toast or pancakes and loads of fresh fruit. Lunch was a different buffet every day, that was great to replenish the calories burned while diving, but our only complaint was that dinner seemed a little meager then, with salad/appetizer, main and dessert that had been pre-ordered at lunch.

Every single person we interacted with was so friendly and helpful. It was an exceedingly enjoyable and relaxing week.
Websites Southern Cross Club   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, French Polynesia, Cozumel, Belize, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Great Barrier Reef, and other Caribbean locations
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. depth limit;1st dive 50 min., with subsequent dives 60 min.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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