Reef Divers of Little Cayman Beach Resort is deceitful and dishonest...
Dr. K - Divemaster / GP
June 25, 2008 at 08:08:45
The death of a customer of Reef Divers of Little Cayman Beach Resort because they apparently failed to implement the buddy system as required by the Cayman Water Sports Operators Association Code of Safety Requirements is extremely troubling and suggests mismanagement and lack of oversight by Reef Divers manager Paul Tanner.
The accusation that Reef Divers and Little Cayman Beach Resort attempted to cover up the fatal accident seems plausible given their lack of transparency. Is there any other dive boat operator in the Caymans or anywhere in the Caribbean that deliberately conceals its boat diving rates? That's always one of the first things we want to know when we compare competing dive boat operators.
And for those of us who care most about safety and comfort, the cattle boats that Reef Divers runs are a non-starter. I have been diving numerous times on Newtons and they get very crowded and uncomfortable with 20 divers plus all the tanks and scuba diving equipment and all the personal stuff that people bring onboard. So the spin — "Reef Divers prefer comfort and limit our capacity levels to 20 people" — is just more of the same deceit and dishonesty we've come to expect from Reef Divers in the Cayman Islands.