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

Southern Cross Club: "Putting on the Ritz", Jun, 2017,

by John Brodnax, TX, US ( 2 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9631 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 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Finally fulfilled a life-long desire to dive Little Cayman. Having heard about Bloody Bay for many years, it lived up to its billing. Many of the dives offered excellent reefs at shallow depths of 15-35 feet, affording colorful corals and critters. Nearby was the wall with a dramatic drop off into the abyss. Eagle rays were feeding nearby on several dives as we sat motionless on the sandy bottom. Encountered an unusual long single file line of almost evenly spaced squid near the surface - probably more than 50 of them - couldn't see the end of the line as it tailed off into the blue.
The dive operation at SCC is superb. Most of the dive masters have been there for many years, including the head dive master Mike, who is approaching 10,000 dives. They are willing to help older divers such as me to whatever extent necessary to have a safe and enjoyable experience.
The food at SCC is excellent. One evening after my wife's successful fishing trip, the staff prepared tuna sashimi for everyone, and tuna fillets for our table.
The staff is very professional, and know all of the guests by name. There are only 12 bungalows so the number of guests at any one time is small. The bungalows are very comfortable and right on the water. Outdoors showers in several of them are delightful.
Staying at SCC is a treat - for the diving and for the overall experience.
Websites Southern Cross Club   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Bonaire, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John.
Closest Airport Philip Bodden Airfield Getting There Early departure from Austin to Atlanta, then on to Grand Cayman put us in Grand Cayman at 12:35. Twin Otter to Little Cayman landed about 3:30.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth 100 ft. first dive, 60ft or so second dive. 15 ft 3 min safety stop.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 4 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 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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