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Dive Review of Sunset House in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Sunset House, Jul, 2013,

by Patricia A. Sinclair, LA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 7409.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with DM - guided for first 45 minutes then on your own for the last 15 minutes. Limited to 60 minutes per dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments no facilitied (camera room) at the resort. Deck for placing cameras going to and from the dives ws very nice. ... 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My Grand Cayman Trip – June 28, Part 1
The Trip to the Grand Cayman
On Saturday the 28th at 3:00 AM, I awoke and prepared to head to the airport for my long anticipated trip to Grand Cayman (to meet Murphy.) Flight from MIA left for Grand Cayman on time, yet another surprise.
I arrived at Sunset House at about 12:30PM and proceeded to see if I could check in. I had a class booked with Cathy Church at 2:30 and so wanted to get the room taken care of, check in with Cathy and then go grab some lunch before the class. Shortly after I got to the camera shop, a man came in, seemly rushed and speaking with a decidedly Dutch/German accent. I met Cathy, who asked me to change the class to 1:30 to which I agreed, and I left my camera bag with her. Immediately afterward, the man turns to me and says – “You are Pat Sinclair!” Of course, I owned up to my name and then said “You must be Michael Maes.” I was to meet and dive both he and his wife on Tuesday afternoon.

Ellen Cuylaerts is a wonderful photographer and a kind friend whom I had met through FaceBook. I then went outside with Michael and met Ellen for the first time in person. What a sweet young lady. Everything I thought she would be and more. Gracious and caring and helpful as well. Michael shoots beautiful video and is also a gracious and caring human being.
While we were outside talking and hugging (as Europeans will with the double cheek-kiss in greeting) Keith Sahm (Manager of Sunset House) came by with Murphy. Of course I had to greet Murphy, what a sweet dog and looks better in person than in pictures, btw. And it was during this meeting with Murphy that Keith took the picture of Murphy sitting on my feet and Ellen talking to him, which he posted on FB.
Then I ran to the office to see if I could check into the room yet – and I found that the room was ready and the nice gentleman at the front counter took my bag to the room for me. Nice room, second floor, fairly large, above Keith Sahm’s room and overlooking My Bar.
I noted the concrete stairs and the paint on them and told myself to be careful on these things.
The first class with Cathy Church made my brain mush. There was so much information in about 4 hours’ time! I learned about F/stops and what they do. Shutter speeds, ISO speeds/settings, and what the various lenses for the camera which I now have are for and how to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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