“A REALLY GREAT BUSINESS”
If you can’t have fun and good dives with this husband/wife team and their staff you should check to see if you still have a pulse. My wife certified with them while we were there and her instructor, Scott, was exceptional. Because I hadn’t been diving in some time, I was invited to tag along on her instruction and refresh my skills. I wasn’t charged for this, although I did pay the fee for the gear I rented.
For diving, you cannot beat Living the Dream Divers. We went on several boat dives and were impressed with the fun atmosphere that didn’t compromise absolute attention to every detail of safety before we entered the water. The dive sites were spectacular and they are selected depending on the direction of the wind and the condition of the ocean. The goal is to give you a great diving experience and they deliver. Dives are led by a dive master who points out all the interesting stuff it could be easy to miss. We didn’t go off on our own, but assume we could have if we wanted to do so.
Dives are sort of botique-style in that no more than 8 divers are ever on any boat dive. This provides lots of room to change into your gear, change out equipment, and have a really small group experience. The boat is spacious and well appointed–water and snacks are available at no additional charge between dives. AND they include a dive computer at no cost for divers who don’t have one and are happy to show you how to use it.
Fees for diving with Living The Dream are very reasonable and the prices quoted are in US Dollars so you don’t have to mess around with converting to Cayman currency. Another thing I appreciated was that Living The Dream does not tack on a ten to fifteen percent service charge (gratuity) like a lot of Cayman businesses. Hey… you will want to tip them anyway as they do such a great job.
I don’t know when my wife and I will get back to Grand Cayman but when we do we’ll be diving with Living the Dream Divers.
Gary is a PADI Master Instructor and an RYA 200 ton Off Shore. Having worked all over the world as a dive instructor and boat captain. He has spent the last 20 year based in the Cayman Islands. Together with his wife Liz they have built the number one scuba diving operation in the Caribbean.