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Dive Review of Sunset House in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Sunset House, Mar, 2003,

by Larry Sensenig, Iowa, USA . Report 1198.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I enjoyed my first trip to the Grand Caymans. The diving was different from Cozumel in that there were no currents and no dive masters going along on each dive. Also travel time to the dive sites were shorter in the Caymans.

The weather in March was very pleasant (low 80s) and we had a lot of sunny days. There was a lot of shopping and exploring to take up the afternoon hours. The Turtle Farm is a must see, but don't bother going to Hell which is a real tourist trap. Learning how and were to catch the city buses is an advantage. Seven Mile Beach is beautiful.
If you want isolation, don't stay in or around Georgetown.

I enjoyed diving in the Grand Caymans. In a weeks time I saw spotted eagle rays, barracuda, tarpon, angle fish, lobster, banded shrimp, french grunts, fairy basslets and others I could't identify.

The Sunset House is a dive oriented establishment. The people were friendly and helpful. I would go there again.

One thing to keep in mind in going to the Caymans is that it is 25% more expensive than in the U.S. Overall, I'm glad I have this experience logged in my dive book.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving I have had many trips (7) to Cozumel. I've been to Bon Terre Mine outside of St Louis, Bull Shoals in AK and some diving in PA.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions General maps of each dive were reviewed on the boat before each dive. Although each dive was self-guided you were expected to dive the dive plan. Maximum depth and time of dive were check upon boarding the boat after each dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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