Frequently Asked Questions
Scuba Diving FAQs, Cayman Islands
What time are your trips?
We offer a morning two tank trip with pick up from your hotel or condo along Seven Mile Beach at 7:30am, returning by noon and an afternoon 2 tank trip with pick up at 12:45pm, returning by 5pm.
Do you have a dive shop?
Yes! We are very proud to be one of the few dive operators who have a shop. We are located in the heart of Seven Mile Beach, opposite the Westin Hotel innthe Cayman Falls Shopping center. Our dive shop is next door to Peach Wave frozen yogart. Our store is a great place to come say hi and check in before your dives or come share your photos after the dive. You can also purchase some amazing LTDD merchadise. The store is open daily and is the best place to find Maui our dive dog. But dont be sad if you miss him, he is not a fully time employee!
How far in advance should we book?
As soon as possible! Taking such small numbers can mean we fill up quickly. As soon as you know your dates, it is best to reserve your spaces. We will work with you on island if you need to change things around, subject to availability.
Do we need to give a deposit?
No deposit is needed! We understand that sometimes plans change and we are flexible. Once you reserve with us, your spots are 100% guaranteed on our end (barring a huge storm or weather related factors). All we ask is that you let us know as soon as you can if you need to change your booking.
Where do we dive?
We take you to a variety of Cayman’s premier sites based on the best conditions for diving each day. We look for the calmest seas, best visibility, no current and no other boats around. If you are diving with us for multiple days, our goal is to take you to different sites every day and we happily take requests. We dive the North, West and South sides of the island.
Will we get to dive the wall?
The first dive of every trip is one of Cayman’s breathtaking wall sites. All our dives are guided and we are there to make sure you are nice and comfortable, pointing out as many cool critters as we can find along the way.
When do you dive the Kittiwake?
The Kittiwake makes for a perfect second dive on a 2 tank trip and we incorporate that into your dive schedule if you would like to dive our newest attraction. We also do one tank Kittiwake trips on request.
Do we all come up when the first person is low on air?
No! We do a multi-level dive profile and we monitor our air consumption & no-decompression time. Those that still have air and bottom time remaining are welcome to enjoy their dive while those running low on air complete their safety stop with their buddy and slowly ascend back to the boat.
What if we don't have dive computers?
Dive computers are complimentary on all dives to maximize bottom time and increase safety. We show you how to use them before you jump in.
Do you offer dive packages?
Yes! The more you dive, the cheaper it becomes. It is simple! We count the number of 2 tank trips you do and give you the package price. Your dive trips don’t have to be consecutive and you can mix and match between morning and afternoon trips or do 2 x 2 tank trips in one day. They are non transferable to other divers and start after 2 x 2 tank trips.
My spouse is a non-diver. Can they come on board and snorkel?
Non-divers are welcome on board but our regularly scheduled dive trips are focused on diving. The first dive of every trip is a wall dive and is too deep for good snorkeling. The second site is a shallow dive and is much better for snorkeling. Good diving and good snorkeling don’t always mix. For optimum snorkeling & diving, a private charter customized to suit both divers and snorkelers is recommended.
Does your boat have a marine head (bathroom)?
Yes! Our Dream Boat has a bathroom on board.
Are the conditions better in the morning or the afternoon?
We are very lucky in Cayman to enjoy similar conditions throughout the day, making the only difference between our morning 2 tank trips and our afternoon 2 tank trips, the time of day. Some divers like to get up early and others like to sleep in so we try to accommodate everyone!
Do you dive in the rain?
Absolutely! We are going to get wet anyway and the best place to be when it is raining is underwater! The only time we cancel trips is when the wind and wave actions present unsafe conditions.
What form of payment do you accept?
Our prices are all is USD and we take Visa, Master Card, Discover, everyone’s favorite ~ cash and travelers checks. We do not accept AMEX. You pay at the end of your last trip with us.
I am not certified but want to dive. What are my options?
We offer a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience daily for those who are not certified but would like to try diving for the first time. We offer 2 classes per day- one at 8:15am and another at 1:15pm. We supply all the equipment needed and it is an amazing experience! For more information visit our Scuba Lessons page.
If I complete the Discover Scuba Diving course, can I dive from the boat?
We conduct our Discover Scuba Diving courses from our shore location where the conditions are like being in a swimming pool and we complete a shallow dive from shore where the reef is teeming with life. After you complete your introductory course, you are able to do repeat Discover Scuba Dives to a max depth of 40ft, under the direct supervision of your dive instructor and would be able to join the boat dives for the shallow dive, subject to availability.
Do you offer pick ups from the East End?
We offer complimentary pick ups for all our trips from your hotel or condo along Seven Mile Beach but we are unable to pick up south of Georgetown as we would be unable to get back in time to run our trips!
How long of a drive is it to you from Rum Point?
Driving in from Rum Point will take about an hour. From Turtle’s Nest, it is about 45min.
Can I dive with Enriched Air Nitrox?
Yes! We encourage all our divers to use Enriched Air Nitrox. Please let us know 24 hours beforehand and we will have it onboard for you along with the analyzer. There is an extra $12 charge per tank.
My kids are 10 and 11yr old certified JR divers. Can they do the wall dives?
JR divers who are 10 & 11 years old are limited to a maximum depth of 40ft for their safety. 12 & 13 year olds are able to go to a max depth of 60ft. The first dive of our regularly scheduled 2 tank trip is a wall dive and it is too deep for 10 & 11 year olds. The best option is to do a 2 tank shallow trip if available or reserve a private charter to offer you the maximum flexibility with site selections
Do You Limit The Dive Times?
No, We do not have set dive times. We love diving and understand this is your vacation and you want to spend as long as you can in the water. Unfortunately we can not offer indefinite bottom times. If your intended bottom time exceeds 70 mins please let us know so we can plan our schedule accordingly. There are only so many hours in a day!!