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Cayman Marine Lab

P.O. Box 30548 | Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach KY1 1203, Grand Cayman
+1 345-916-0849
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Owner description: 27 Years experience as the only diving marine biologist in the Cayman Islands. Experience and knowledge are your ticket to the best small boat diving... more » Owner description: 27 Years experience as the only diving marine biologist in the Cayman Islands. Experience and knowledge are your ticket to the best small boat diving vacation in the Cayman Islands. I look forward to spoiling you and your family very soon. « less
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Scarsdale, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you want the run-of-the-mill, cookie cutter, touristy scuba-diving excursion, then look elsewhere. But, if you want a personalized, first-class diving experience, then Captain Tom is your guy! His equipment is great: clean, functional and safe. He can accommodate all levels, from experienced divers, like my son, to anxious beginners like me. After many years of my trying unsuccessfully to... More

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Kansas City, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

7 mile beach is pretty, but there is a weird step down and has lots of rocks. I have been to much prettier beaches, but it is still lovely and nice to hang out and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I reviewed Cayman Marine Lab a few years ago but felt compelled to provide an update. This year I brought my girlfriend, Katrina, to dive with CML in order to complete her checkouts/certification. Despite the fact that there were a number of other people on the boat (including some very novice divers), and after making sure that everyone else was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Cayman Marine Lab made my first diving experiences so amazing. He was so helpful and understanding. Tom is so fun and he always knows where to take us and is so interesting. I will never go diving with anyone else in Grand Cayman after experiencing diving with Tom. He is the best!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in the Grand Cayman last summer. Ever since, I've meant to post a review of our dive with Cayman Marine Lab. It was a great, cost effective, and exciting dive. The fact that I'm thinking of it a year later should tell you something. I've been on dives in Bermuda, Barbados, and St.... More

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cmlcayman, Manager at Cayman Marine Lab, responded to this review

Thanks guys so nice to hear from you after a year. Come back soon and we can do it again. All the best Tom More

McKinney, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There were five of us in our party that included a newly minted open water diver, two intermediate divers and two experienced divers. The owner of the property where we stayed highly recommended Tom at CML and after a little research decided this would be a perfect outfit for our dives. We did 4 dives over two days but unfortunately... More

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cmlcayman, Manager at Cayman Marine Lab, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had mixed feelings because you felt as though I did not show you enough when I made every dive with you. I would have been happy to show you many more neat critters, though that would involve you actually following me. Also marine lessons are only given between dives and I would have been very happy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dive shop owner in the Caymans personally recommended Tom when I inquired about a more personal experience. I am glad he did. Very personable, quite humorous and knowledgeable. First dive we went fishing for a little while so he could cook for his family on the Grill that night. That was a welcomed breath of fresh air. Tom I hope... More

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cmlcayman, Manager at Cayman Marine Lab, responded to this review

Thanks Wade, it was fun for me to mix it up for a change as well. Next time we will have to get a swordfish before going on a dive. Tom More

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Tom and CML is the best diving experience that I've ever had. First off, you're not "sardined" into a boat with 30 other tourists who just jumped off of a cruise ship for the day! Most of his dives are anywhere between 2-10 divers, and he's able to really focus and tailor his excursions to his customers. His experience with... More

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cmlcayman, Manager at Cayman Marine Lab, responded to this review

Great to dive with you guys and I'm glad the winds allowed us to dive the adventure sites. Already looking forward to your next visit. More

Laguna Niguel, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband has been diving with Tom for years. I have always had a pretty serious fear of the water and, until now, have refused to dive. Tom has officially turned my fear into respect! He took me on my first dive and I AM HOOKED! Dr. Byrnes was extremely patient with me and thorough in his attention to detail... More

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cmlcayman, Manager at Cayman Marine Lab, responded to this review

My pleasure to have you aboard and I look forward to your next visit. Tom More

Wilson, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Dr. Tom Byrnes runs a first class operation with attention to detail & safety. We dove with him 20 years ago & last week he took our family with a 10 year old granddaughter snorkeling with the stingrays & feeding them squid! He is smart as well as fun to be with & makes the day educational as well as... More

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cmlcayman, Manager at Cayman Marine Lab, responded to this review

I hope you won't wait another 20 years for your next visit. It was great to spend some time with you and your next generation. Thank you and enjoy. Tom More

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