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Spent November 29 to December 12 in Grand Cayman, partly as a family thing
with our two grown up daughters. Stayed at the Christopher Columbus, a
condo on what is IMO the nicest part of 7MB. Two bed/two bath unit with a
full kitchen and a really large living area cost US$250 a night in this, the
low season. This and all tourist spots, hotels, restaurants etc seemed very
We dived with Red Baron; the owner/captain Nick Buckley is a videographer
with many years of GC experience. He has a 26' Dusky, which is fast, and
takes a max of 6 divers. He gets in the water on every dive, does not
impose the usual silly GC time/depth limits once he knows you, and if it's
there to be found, he'll find it. While we were there a cool North Easter
limited us to the West and South, but we had good diving and saw lots of
turtles, rays, morays and the occasional nurse shark as well as all the
usual suspects. I noticed that the weather conditions also kept the
Aggressor confined to the South and West of GC, which must have been
infuriating for all on board! Nick said this was about the coldest wind he
remembered on the island, and it certainly made us bundle up on the SI's.
Construction on the new Ritz-Carlton seems to be at a standstill, with the
site still just a great heap of sand. But building on the Holiday Inn, by
Indies Suites is going ahead apace.
We ate out only once, at the Wharf; pretty place, beautiful location, good
service, mediocre food. Not particularly expensive; meal for four about
$400, about $100 of which was for drinks.
Thanks to Anthony for this trip report ...