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

Southern Cross Club: "Great time despite uncooperative weather", Nov, 2016,

by Lori Ann Krushefski, NJ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9342.

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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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Don't bother bringing shoes unless you want to ride bikes.
There are plenty of books to borrow.
Very quiet, but a good place for non-divers looking to relax and enjoy the beauty.
Concierge dive service in large part: they pick up your gear from your room, set it up, change over tanks, rinse your stuff every day. The only non-concierge piece was that they leave the final cleaning up to you.
The room had a drying rack outdoors.
Spacious accommodations
Very accommodating and hard working divemasters
Chef Anu checks in with you during nearly every meal to make sure you are happy.
Nice selection of drinks at bar
Patrick, one of the dinner servers, was particularly personable and pleasant.
Charlie oversees the front of house and was also excellent.
Beautiful sand.
You get plenty of towels.
Outdoor showers are fun - nice to look at the ocean while showering outdoors, but still have complete privacy.

I came here because I had been to Little Cayman earlier in he year aboard the Caymans Aggressor, and I got to dive some excellent dive sites on Bloody Bay Wall. I was hoping to visit those sites again, but the weather didn't cooperate. We stuck to the south side. The diving was fine, but not spectacular. I personally enjoy being in the water no matter what--I always find something interesting to me. But I did greatly prefer the North side diving I'd experienced on The Aggressor. The staff was excellent, making for very enjoyable diving experiences and a very enjoyable stay at the resort. Jen also checked in with us daily to make sure we had everything we needed in the room. The food ranged from outstanding to very good. A few dinners were phenomenal--delicious red snapper, yummy lamb shank. The Thanksgiving dinner was so wonderful that it made me want to come back here every year and skip the muss and fuss of making the dinner myself. Pasta night was lots of fun--you choose your type of pasta, type of sauce, any protein, and they cook it up for you. You can eat outdoors, in a screened pavilion (no mosquitoes) or in an air conditioned room.

I suspect that November may be a dicey period each year, so if you have your heart set on Bloody Bay, choose a different time of year.

I would be happy to come back to this resort, and I would strongly recommend it to friends--even non divers. The beach has turtle grass, so I didn't see anyone going in the water for fun, but the resort will drive you any place you want to go on the island.

Websites Southern Cross Club   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Most of the Hawaiian islands, Caribbean, La Jolla
Closest Airport Little Cayman Getting There From Grand Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with group, near divemaster. 50-minute limit on first deep dive; 60-minute limit on second shallower dive. Stay above 100 feet, back on boat with 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Large cooler full of water accommodated the cameras on board easily enough.
My ratings of UWP subject matter may be a result of the time of year. The fish population was more sparse than I've seen in the past.
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