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

Southern Cross Club: "Southern Cross Club - again", May, 2016,

by Rickie Sterne/Chris Button, AR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8905 has 3 Helpful votes.

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 Philip Bodden Airfield Getting There apart from having to arise at 0300, we had good connections on American Airlines from Little Rock to Charlotte to Grand Cayman, and then on the Cayman Airways otter to Little Cayman. We are trying to decide whether getting up at 0300 is better than jet lag.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, surge, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Cayman Islands rules: max depth 100 feet on the first dive and 60-70 feet on the second dive. Dive time was more or less sixty minutes (often more).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The resort does not really have facilities for photographers beyond a small rinse tank on the boat and a hose on the dock. Boat crew handled our camera very carefull ... 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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments April found us joining the large cohort of repeat guests at Southern Cross Club. While we cannot speak for other repeat guests, we know what brought us back. First, the best diving we have found in the Caribbean, accessed by a fine dive operation. Second, the spacious accommodations scattered along a narrow stretch of white sand beach with views to the ocean. Third, the delicious cuisine. Fourth, the gracious, considerate staff. The last three considerations are not listed in any particular order of importance; we enjoyed them all.
The dive operation at SCC is well organized with comfortable boats and a hardworking crew of skilled divemasters. The boats have covered areas and sunning areas. There is a head on the boat. Each diver's tanks are set up in dive stations, with the crew switching gear from tank to tank during surface intervals. Divemasters were happy to help older divers and those with joint problems in and out of the water. Plenty of iced water is available throughout the trip, and sliced oranges and granola bars were served during the surface interval. Towels are provided. The boat carries the three-volume set of Caribbean ID books, as well as a full complement of emergency equipment, including an AED. Dive briefings were thorough and offered an oversight of the topography as well as the likely denizens of each site. We thought th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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