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Cayman Marine Lab

Address: P.O. Box 30548 | Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach KY1 1203, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: +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...
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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 vacation in the Cayman Islands. I look forward to spoiling you and your family very soon.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There are few recreational sports as technical, as risky, and as thrilling as diving. It ain't gin rummy. Diving with Tom Byrnes is diving with an absolute expert. The Cayman waters are his back yard and he puts you at ease with his personality, experience, and diving knowledge (and wildlife knowledge too...he's actually Dr. Tom Byrnes, Marine Biologist!). I've dove... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The CML in Georgetown, Grand Cayman was outstanding. They ran a very tight operation with helpful and well-trained Dive Masters. My 2 daughters (13 and 15 yrs old) and I contacted Tom a few months prior to our trip to set up our open water dives for certification. Our Dive Master Paul patiently went over each dive and the skills... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Just got back from another great week of diving with the cayman marine lab crew. Traveled with a group of dive friends and all were happy with the diving. Weather dictated diving on the west which I love. Wonderful small marine life as well as sharks, turtles, rays, eels and stunning coral. The diving trips are always augmented with great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Diving with Tom is like diving with an old buddy. He's a great guy. Lot's of people I went on dives with have been repeat customers for 15-20 years. You immediately feel comfortable with him and feel safe when you're diving. I actually decided to get my certification with him while I was there (decided that after the first dive).... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good break from underwater sites. At least for us to dry out a bit. All our excursions were awesome because cruise ship attendance was low.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our group has been diving with Tom at Cayman Marine Lab for almost 30 years. During our most recent trip in early December of this year, the weather was somewhat uncooperative but Tom still managed to find excellent, very interesting dive sites and as usual provided fantastic service as well as a most informative marine science educational experience. If you... More 

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

Thanks Vic for being a part of our diving family More 

Pasadena, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Diving with Tom is both a education as well as a great dive experience smaller boats make for smaller groups and dive locations not destroyed by the large dive operations. Tom also ran a private trip to sting ray city for our (4) four person group this made the trip worth while as we missed the crowds and had the... More 

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

Thanks Mark. The private charter to see the rays was magical late that afternoon. Thanks for all your help on the boat. More 

Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I recently returned from Grand Cayman, having spent a delightful week of Diving with Tom Byrnes and his Cayman Marine Lab operation... As always, Tom does a great job of finding the most interesting dive sites...several dives were "adventure" dives - dropping the anchor in the sand near the reefs, or the wall, and then diving on virtually pristine sites... More 

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

Thanks Dave for taking the time to write such a nice review. I think your piece has captured what it is about Cayman Marine Lab that sets us apart from the other guys. Always a pleasure to have you onboard. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We dove with Tom and Cayman Marine Lab during Thanksgiving week - although the weather wasn't great during the week, Tom found us calm water and fantastic diving all week. I can recommend diving with Cayman Marine Lab without hesitation!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Tom is great, very knowledgebale and passionte. Small groups of good people who trust and know tom for many years. Im returning to the caymans just to dive with tom. I wouldn't waste my time with any other company, this guys the real deal.

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