Its hard to put into words just how amazing it feels to be back to work and doing what we love. Our borders reopened to tourism on November 20th, 2021 and we have been back on the water and diving.
We are a much smaller team but we are so excited and energized with a revitalized passion for what we do. Showing off the amazing under water world is truly Living The Dream!
As is typical for this time of year we have been diving on the West side of the island. This has given us access to some of our favorite dives. Big Tunnels, Orange Canyon and North West Point have been every bit as stunning as we remembered. We even got the chance to sneak up to Ghost Mountain.
Our New location under the Lobster Pot Restaurant has given us a stable and private dock along with a fully equipped shore dive facility. This has long been our teaching arena but now its the official home of Living The Dream Divers. Still allowing us to visit the classics, this new location has opened up some dives that were less visited. Dives like Royal Palms and Le Mesa have quickly become favorites for our shallow dives.
The one constant has been all of us celebrating being back in the water and doing what we love. Seeing familiar faces, diving with old friends and making new friends has been a breath of fresh air. Everyday we just can’t wait to get back in the water.
YES, there are a few hoops to jump through prior to arriving. Flights are a challenge but we have daily flights from Miami and regular flights from New York. Starting in February American Airlines returns and the much awaited Delta flights resume in March.
Once on island you have to get a lateral flow test on day two, five and ten plus you’ll need a negative test with in 24 hours to return to most countries including America. There is no dressing it up that is an inconvenience. But we have met 100’s of guests who have done it and to date every single person has said it was worth it.
Like everyone, we do not know what the future will bring but right now we see a positive path to something that might look like normal for us.
Liz and I wish you the very best for 2022 and hope to see you all walking down our dock and striding off the platform to have the #bestdiveever
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.