Cobalt Coast Resort and Reef divers | Cayman Islands - Caribbean

  • Guests Around 50
  • Rooms 21 rooms ranging from oceanfront hotel rooms to garden cottages and suites
  • Restaurants Eat watching the sunset at the Cobalt Coast Restaurant knowing all the seafood is sustainable sourced
  • Food and Drinks A range of local Caribbean and American flavours including fresh seafood, Black Angus beef and jerk BBQ
  • FacilitiesVisit the nearby turtle sanctuary or the antique motor museum
  • Diving Well equipped PADI and SSI dive team specialising in valet diving
  • Diving Extras Full PADI courses available, nitrox, wrecks and wall diving
  • Internet Access Wireless internet available in the oceanfront bar and in the suites

About Cobalt Coast Resort and Reef Divers

Escape the crowds to small, quiet Cobalt Coast Resort where you'll have easy access to world-class diving and be close enough to the action and excitement of Seven Mile Beach and George Town to satisfy shoppers and partiers. Weather permitting, great shore diving is also available to guests on our house reef, and the fabulous North Wall is just a short swim away.

The Cobalt Coast prides itself on the warmest of welcomes in Grand Cayman. The hotel sits right on the beach front, nestled on the tranquil shore of Boatswain's Bay (just a few miles from Seven Mile Beach). It has an intimate feeling with only 18 rooms across the whole resort but these are available in a range of sizes to suit. There are 1 and 2 bedroom suites, fully equipped with a small kitchenette. The oceanfront rooms are a more conventional hotel style but popular choices for those who want to be close to the pool. Fancy treating yourself? Why not opt for the penthouse Mermaid Suite. This has its own private entrance and the best views in the house overlooking the Caribbean Sea as well as oodles of space to enjoy.

The best of Grand Cayman's northern and western dive sites with lush coral reefs teeming with marine life are short boat rides away from Cobalt Coast Resort. Warm tropical waters make exploring more than 200 iconic sites like the Kittiwake and Stingray City comfortable year-round. And Reef Divers' personalized valet services take the work out of diving so guests can enjoy underwater experiences at their own pace.

Cobalt Coast Resort is located on a small bluff in West Bay overlooking the beautiful Caribbean. It's undergoing updating and renovations that are expected to be completed early 2019.

Hotel Rooms

Cobalt Coast Resort has 21 rooms in the main resort, plus three 1-bedroom cottages located in a garden area across a small local road.

Standard rooms

The ocean view rooms have 2 full beds, small refrigerator and a room safe. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy the extra space of your own lounge area.

Garden Cottages

Cobalt Coast Resort also offers one-bedroom garden cottages that are perfect for a more self-catering customer. These units have a small fridfe. The 1-bedroom garden cottage has 2 full size beds

Mermaid studio suite

The suite boasts an ocean view room with king bed and extra large bathroom, room safe, lounge area with full sleeper sofa separated from sleeping area by half-height wall. Enjoy your private Juliette balcony overlooking the Caribbean. The Penthouse rooms on the third floor (no elevators)

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Caymans is around 480 miles south of Miami. The main island, Grand Cayman is a vibrant mix of modern living at island pace. Relax during the day on one of the beaches or enjoying the diving and snorkelling before you head out into the town to try the islands many bars and restaurants. Divers and non divers alike will find plenty to do here!

Weather and Climate

Summer is mid-May to October and is a hot, rainy season. Our winter months (Nov-Apr) are dry and mild. Air temps peak at around 30C in August, dropping to around 25C in Jan and Feb. August water temps can be as high as 30C, but is between 27-28 for most of the year.

Travel

Flight options

On certain dates BA operate a direct flight from London to the Grand Cayman. This takes around 12 hours. f you are not able to travel direct, then flights typically route through the USA. You may require an overnight en route depending on flight times. All passengers transiting through the USA must have a valid ESTA before travel. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Grand Cayman, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

If you are transiting through the States, you can enjoy a stop over. This would usually be in Miami.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holderss are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry to the Caymans. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you with further instructions or you will have full details of your car hire in your travel documents. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Local regulations mean that we are not able to include transfers in the cost of your holiday. Where possible, they will be co-ordinated for you on arrival, to pay locally. Certain resorts offer car hire as part of your package. Full instructions will be in your travel documentation.

Departures

You will be advised locally of your transfer times/ final arrangements at the end of your holiday. The departure tax is around $30.

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Included in your holiday

Your holiday includes direct flights to Grand Cayman and airport transfers with 7 nights in a standard room on a full board basis. Our preferred package is 6 days of morning boat dives and 5 days with an afternoon boat dive (total 17 dives AIR)

Excluded

Any additional services in resort (spa, land tours, additional dives, kit hire, private guides and special trips) are paid for in resort. Alcohol and some soft drinks are an extra charge.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

USD are widely accepted in the Caymans, along with Cayman Island dollar. Mastercard and visa are accepted, but please be aware you may be charge a local surcharge on card payments

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good, but please remember to check with your phone provider about any charges. 3G signal is also fairly reliable

Plugs and electricity

Flat 2 pin US style plugs are normal, with 110V

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

A full range of PADI courses can be prebooked or arranged in resort

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is available for a local charge

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to the Caymans is £500-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class)

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our loyalty discount is all about! If you have booked directly with Scuba Travel, on your 3rd full price holiday you will automatically be eligible for a loyalty discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction. We are always happy to offer discounts as described below but these are not cumulative and we do not offer further discounts on special offer prices.

5% off for loyalty customers

The Caymans is one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations for UK divers. The waters are gin clear, the marine life prolific and the reefs an impressive mix of hard and soft corals, with huge sponges to boot. All just a stone's throw from your room? It does not get much better than this. Let the tranquil waters lure you in - no matter if you are a complete novice or a salty sea dog, make a beeline for the Cobalt Coast Resort & Reef Divers.

Reef Divers are a supremely professional dive team offering a one of a kind valet dive service. Relax and let the dive team do all the work It is never to early... or late... to learn to dive! Experience programmes start as early as 5 for snorkelling and 8 for diving. Take a speciality, go on a guided boat dive, snorkelling excursions, nitrox services and kit hire - these guys will make your dreams a reality.

  • Dive centre & jetty in one convenient location
  • PADI & SSI dive courses
  • Shore diving 24/7
  • Guided boat diving from private jetty on their 2 14m custom boats
  • Escorted snorkelling services

Many people heading to the Cobalt Coast will be looking to get wet and go diving. And what diving there is. Stride of the private dock in the stunning blue shallows. The house reef is open 24/7. Lighthouse Point is new shore dive point, with a mini wall and local historical shipwreck dating from 1815. Boat diving is also on tap with 2 tank boat dives departing from the jetty. The 2 custom built dive boats are comfortable with all mod cons.

Cayman Islands diving is mostly current-free, which is optimal for new divers, divers who choose to move at their own pace, and underwater photographers who might want to spend their entire dive at one location, waiting for the perfect shot. All of the dive sites are moored, which marks the beginning and ending points of that dive. Our dive masters will brief the location, establish dive limits, and draw a map of the tour they’ll lead. As long as divers remain in buddy teams and stick with the predetermined limits, it’s their option to follow the tour or go off on their own. For those who follow, the tour lasts 35 to 40 minutes. By the time they’re back at the mooring, most divers feel comfortable enough to continue exploring on their own until their time is up or they run low on air. We recommend that divers who feel more comfortable following the tour remain on the boat and be among the last divers in the water.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Cobalt Coast Resort and Reef Divers

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