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“Humpback and calf encounter” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salt Cay Divers

Salt Cay Divers
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Salt Cay
Certificate of Excellence
Sycamore, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“Humpback and calf encounter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

AMAZING experience! We went on a whale watching trip on 2/17 with 3 other couples and three crew. Made it out to Big Sand Cay and started spotting breaching humpbacks. The sea was a bit rough so we went around to the calmer side of the Cay. Within minutes we were watching a very calm adult humpback breaching periodically .... WITH HER DAYS-OLD CALF! I wasn't prepared with a underwater camera because I never dreamed I'd be IN THE WATER WITH A WHALE! But I was, along with one other person and two crew. We quietly swam up to within about 15' of her and at first I thought it was just a cloud shadow on the floor of the ocean. But it was the mom whale and bumping up alongside her face and pectorals was her calf, only days old. You could feel the water move when she'd move her fins. Pretty awesome and a day I'll never forget. Thanks to Francois and Michelle and Debbie.

Visited February 2014
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thanks so very much for spending such a special time with us in Salt Cay. Please come back and join us for your anniversary. Stay warm and thanks again for sharing such a spcial week with us. Debbie
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Denver, Colorado
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“Good, Nothing Bad, Nothing Outstanding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

The diving in Salt Cay is average at best for me. I've been to Tahiti and I guess I should have known that this wouldn't stack up. However, this review isn't on the quality of diving, but the dive operation. It's a tiny little island, so I gave that some consideration. Our first dive, it was us and two other people. The dive master was too enthusiastic about anything and the dive was poor. The second day, we dove twice and the new dive master was awesome. Dives were much better. You dive once, come back, then go out again half an hour later because almost all of the sites are 5 minutes from the dock. Would definitely recommend but don't expect some luxurious dive operation. Also, go when the whales are there and you may get a treat while out on the boat! We found two and got to whale watch a bit and try to get in the water with snorkels with them!

Visited February 2014
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. next time you will have to spend a few more days on Salt Cay and we will do everything possible to improve our services so they give you something you consider outstanding! Thanks for coming and hope to see you in Salt Cay real soon.
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“must see in Salt Cay!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

loved loved loved our experience with Debbie and everyone at her restaurant! I came here for a very quick visit with a good travel buddy with the sole purpose of getting a glimpse at the beautiful humpbacks that swim through the gorgeous waters here. Debbie was kind enough to let us go out on her boat with some other whale watchers for an afternoon. While we didn't see any whales, we were able to hear them - thanks to some researchers who are on the island who brought an underwater mic and a speaker. It was amazing to hear the whales communicate with each other! Big thanks to Kieran, Michelle, and Francois who made this a very memorable afternoon amidst the choppy waters... so fun!!

Even if you're not a diver (we are raging snorkelers), please pay a visit to Debbie and her great outdoor restaurant and bar. Going to try and make it back next year for whale season :)

Visited February 2014
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splash004, Manager at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Thanks so very much for your kind words. The whales are here evrday and put on the most amazing show today right in front of Coral Reef. You do need to come back a little later in the season as you were a bit early for whale season. Love you have you back, you are delightful. Debbie
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“Salt Cay Divers - Great Operators”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Just had two great dives off of Grand Turk with Salt Cay Divers. We came off the Carnival Glory. Highly recommend them.

Visited January 2014
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splash004, Manager at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Thanks so much for your kind review. We loved having you and hope you will return real soon.
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“Xmas diving trip 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Returned 28 Dec 2013 from a wonderful dive trip to Salt Cay and 15 dives with Salt Cay Divers. Easiest, most relaxing diving we've ever done - loads to see on the shelf above the wall (wall starts most places around 40 feet or so) and along the wall. Super friendly Green Moray at 'Sharks Point", seemed very interested in my fins. DM Richard was unreal in his ability to find things like hovering squid, sleeping nurse sharks, sleeping turtles, Drum Fish, etc. Last day before leaving watched whales (2 adults and a calf) from the deck of the Coral Reef Bar and Grill. Absolutely amazing. Only 'disappointment' was limited snorkeling due to mammoth surf, but we'll get to it next time I'm sure. Wouldn't change a thing otherwise.

Visited December 2013
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thanks so very much for spending your precious holiday time with us. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and hope you will come enjoy our little piece of paradise in the near future. Stay warm and thank you so very much. Debbie
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