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Dive Review of sunset divers/sunset house in
Cayman Islands/grand cayman

sunset divers/sunset house, Nov, 2003,

by joe voss, in, usa . Report 702.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving all over the caribbean, mexico, north central u.s., northern california
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions
100' max 1st, 65' 2nd, limited surface intervals
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Home of Cathy Church. Need I say more??

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Waited along time before my wife and I went to the Caymans because of the cost. Had the most fantastic experience working with Cathy Church. Cathy and Herb, her husband, are great people.

The weather was bad most of the time. When we were able to go to any of the really good sites on the south side someone else was there every time so every dive was down-graded. Because of a tropical storm we were able to dive from the Mako on the north side for 3 days which is the best diving on the island. The problem was extremely short surface intervals (30 to 40 minutes) after long deep dives resulting in less than 10 minute bottem times at 65ft. on the second dive. You had to go that deep just to hit bottom.

We started out with 12, but by the third day my wife and I and one other diver were the only ones left because everyone else went in to no decompression. When we asked for longer s.i. We were told "we all had computers and keep them in the green". The reason being that getting back to lungh was top priority. Said something to the manager and got the usual dance.

Because of some heavy lifting restrictions we asked for some help with the tanks and gear. Not until the very last dive did anybody offer help. A couple of the guys on the boat were pretty good.

The shore diving was available only 1 day because of weather.

Even though we thought the resort was pretty pricey we went based the the glowing praises from the maager at a dive show. We were very disappointed. Maybe the should change the motto "for divers, run by divers".

I have been diving off and on since the 1967 and a current padi instructer. My wife has been diving for 15 years. We know you have to take the good with the bad on diving vacations. That is why I have never submitted comments to any publication before this.


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