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Dive Review of Sunset House in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

Sunset House: "Eight Days on Grand Cayman", Dec, 2015,

by Gregory S Bruce, OR, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8780 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Thailand, Vietnam, Channel Islands, So Cal Coast, Pacific NW, Monterey, CA
Closest Airport GCM Getting There Portland to Houston to Grand Cayman on United- Same day service

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your own profile within certain parameters. 100ft max depth (Cayman Islands restriction- not the dive operation)- 50 minutes on deep dive and 60 minutes on dive two and 500psi back at boat.
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 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dedicated rinse tank on boat ... 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 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Much has been written about Sunset House over the years, so I am sure I don't have a lot of new things to contribute. We did 7 days of 2 tank morning boat dives. Some sites were spectacular: Round Rock East and West; Big Table Rock; Trinity Caves; Kittiwake Night Dive-- and others were quite good and solid and there were a couple duds. We did 29 dives in total. 15 from boat and 14 shore dives. In addition to Sunset house reef afternoon and night dives, we went down to Eden Rock Dive Center and did a couple of dives at Devil's Grotto and Eden Rock (*worth it!). We also went up north and dove Turtle Reef. It is just past Lighthouse Point and across the street from the turtle farm. Turtle Reef is well worth it! Great mini wall ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Craig A Woodin PA, US at Dec 13, 2015 05:21 EST  
Hi Gregory, all the sites you mentioned are in the West, does Sunset Divers go to the North wall?
By report author: Gregory S Bruce in OR, US at Dec 14, 2015 10:47 EST  
I was a bit disappointed that we did not go up to the North Wall dive sites. Sunset House is located on the south end of the West side of the island. They seem reluctant to venture any farther than necessary. If I go back to Grand Cayman in the future, I will likely look for a house/condo rental, rent a car and go diving with various dive operators around the island that will provide me with more variety. There is a lot of good shore diving as well that can be easily accessed if you have transportation.
By Craig A Woodin PA, US at Dec 14, 2015 11:09 EST  
I couldn't agree with you more. Many fine operators to get you out to the North Wall. Good shore diving at Lighthouse Point and at Cobalt Coast Resort in addition to Turtle Reef, both mini and main wall. If you don't need the glitz of SMB, you may also like the East End. Compass Point/Ocean Frontiers would be my choice for a return trip (10 visits 1997-2011)
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