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terribletwin66 wrote a review Apr 2009
Grand cayman4 contributions3 helpful votes
Gary Montemayors Deep See Cayman If you love films like The Abyss, or deep sea adventure, then you must come on Gary Montemayors yacht, Deep See. This luxury yacht allows you to dive to 2000ft in the comfort of an armchair. It has a very comfortable fly bridge where one can drink champagne or beer (we brought beer!) and watch films of deep see creatures, whilst Gary and his crew take you out to the dive site. Or you can do what my friend Peter and I did which was sit at the bow of the boat and soak up the sun. The site will depend on the current and weather like any dive site, and Gary will talk you through this at the briefing before he sets off. We had intended to take “Little Tyche” the ROV, to the meso pelagic layer at 2000ft, however there was a strong current running so we dived the wreck of The Carrie Lee at around 180ft. This is a beautiful dive site with the most amazing sponges, You can direct Little Tyche wherever you want to around the dive site whilst you watch the progress on the 3 state of the art monitors in his darkened saloon. We had booked all 8 of Garys’ berths and because we were keen divers we had a great time observing sponges and following the fish around and identifying them. The dive itself was around 30 minutes, but for me, part of the trip was watching the deployment of the ROV and the communication it involved. I really did feel like I was in the movies! Little Tyche has taken Gary all over the world and you should take some time to talk to him, he has an impressive resume working with James Cameron on films like the BBCs Blue Planet, as well as the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. He has used Little Tyche” at depths of over 2000ft. and has helped on research projects with some prestigious colleges such as Yale University, Scripps Institute of Oceanography as well as with the Royal Cayman Island Police Force. After the dive we sat back and relaxed whilst Gary drove us back to the Lobster Pot and he later provided us all with a DVD of the dive as a souvenir. I would recommend this trip to anyone who loves the diving or deep sea adventure, it is a great experience.
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