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“Best Dive Shop”
Review of Devil's Grotto

Ranked #12 of 181 things to do in Grand Cayman
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just recently visited Georgetown Grand Cayman. I did a little fact finding about where to go and snorkel when I arrived from our cruise ship. I found some previous reviews suggesting Eden Rock Diving Center. I was not disappointed at all. The gentleman running the shop was super helpful and impressed me as an honest business man. We rented snorkel gear for myself and two boys. We were given direction on where to snorkel and how to enter the water. The whole experience was amazing. The dive shop is located just 4 short blocks to the right as you exit the Carnival tender drop off. The easiest way to spot the dive shop is to look for the Paradise resteraunt which has a green roof. It literally took us under 10 minutes to walk to the shop. For $14.00 pp for a full set of gear it is a must do when you visit. We will definitely visit Eden Rock in the future.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

You can snorkel for free at the Eden Rock Dive Centre. It’s just past the Palace restaurant and within easy walking distance from the cruise terminal. We went there on a Saturday when there were no cruise ships in port. We have our own equipment, but I think they might rent snorkeling stuff there as well.

Once you’re ready to go in, the staff will explain where to go, etc. Very helpful and very friendly – just leave them a tip when you get out. Snorkeling here was different than anywhere else we’d been on the island. Big outcrops of coral. Saw lots of neat stuff – but no turtles, sharks, etc that others have reported seeing. My wife did see a tarpon though. Water was getting a little choppy however, so after 30-45 minutes we came back in. Just as we were climbing out a big rainstorm hit. After that it was not safe to go in at all as wind also picked up considerably.

If we go back to Grand Cayman, I would definitely go back here.

2  Thank Thon
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Just tendered to shore, walked to the right on South Church Street about five minutes to Eden Rock Dive shop to check out the water and reef conditions, walked back to Paradise Bar and Grill, rented a lounge chair ($5 each) on their very uncrowded sandy beach area, and a locker ($5), donned our own snorkel gear (rental snorkel gear is available from Paradise, too) and walked down the steps into the water. We saw lots of 4-5 ft tarpon right at the steps, as they were being fed by a restaurant worker, and a 2 ft turtle on our way out to the reef. Loved the large coral heads, swim throughs and visibility! The inflatable trampoline out in the water has lost its ladder and cover, so is not so good for a rest break, and the view of the cruise ships in the harbor detracts from its beauty, but overall the Devil's Grotto/Eden Rock reef area is highly recommended for a shore snorkel adventure!

9  Thank TexasMomTW
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Much larger dive sight than you might expect coming off the shore. Easy entry down a ladder, snorkel out to buoy then descend for a nice dive 35-50 feet. Lots of growth, variety, tarpon and large schools fish. Good swim thrus, go at your own pace. Most of the Caymans are very expensive so this dive helps offsets the other high costs.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Easy to get in and out - great fish! Ocean was bit rough but fine here with good clarity. You can rent gear if you don't have. Great pace to eat nearby

1  Thank chrystal56
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