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#3954
Grand Cayman on a Royal Caribbean Cruise—what to expect
BeekeeperGreg - 1/05/2020 8:37 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 1

We are venturing out of the NJ waters and doing a Dive with Royal Caribbean in Grand Cayman. The ship is Adventure of the Seas.
Does PADI offer courses for diving in Clear and warm waters—I am not sure how to dive in vis over 25’.

What dive sites do they hit and what kind of dives?
Should a bring a Sausage —Light—booties??
The Cruise boat doesn’t allow dive knife.

I am bringing a 3mm Farmer John and my wife will bring her 3mm, both of us are taking masks.

Greg and Rosie
#15793
LatitudeAdjustment - 15 days 10 hours ago.
Well the viz is going to ruin you!

The diveboat will go to the site suitable to the worst diver onboard. So if you are with a newbie you’ll get a shallow site the newbie crashing into can’t hurt :( If there are a lot of divers they might divide them up by experience.

Definitely bring the sausage, they require them and you know yours.

You’ll need the light if you’re doing a night dive but you won’t see more seahorses than in Shark River anywhere. On a day dive the light might come in handy looking in holes but I’ve only seen one swim thru in Cayman but there are wrecks. If you’re onboard with newbies they probably won’t take you inside wrecks.

Boots could feel better going up the dive ladder.

I did take a knife on a cruise in Greece, got a free ride in a police car to the ship from some guys with no sense of humor :(

3mil is what I always take and I only got frozen once by an upwelling :(

Have a good trip!