Cobalt Coast Resort and Reef divers | Cayman Islands | Scuba Travel

Cobalt Coast Resort and Reef divers | Cayman Islands - Caribbean

  • Quiet beachfront location for around 50 residents
  • 21 rooms ranging from oceanfront hotel rooms to garden cottages and suites
  • Chose from half board to all inclusive meal packages
  • On site pool and beach acceess
  • House reef or boat diving daily
  • Discover the Reef Divers personal valet service
  • Full PADI courses available plus nitrox
  • Wireless internet available in the oceanfront bar and in the suites

Cobalt Coast Resort and Reef divers | Cayman Islands

Escape the crowds to small, quiet Cobalt Coast Resort. The resort is tucked away on a small bluff in West Bay overlooking the beautiful Caribbean, with easy access to world-class diving but also still close to the action and excitement of Seven Mile Beach and George Town. 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. This is the home of valet diving. Let the team from Reef Divers do the lifting while you enjoy your carefree Cayman break.

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 21 rooms across the whole resort but these are available in a range of sizes to suit. The standard and garden rooms are ideal if you plan to spend your days out at sea diving or enjoying the island. There are 1 and 2 bedroom suites, which have the added space of a lounge. The oceanfront rooms and suites are a more conventional hotel style but popular choices for those who want to be close to the pool. The garden cottage suite has its own ourdoor grilling area, 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.

We are able to offer 3 comprehensive meal plans packages for your stay. Chose from
Cayman Escape package - Breakfast & Dinner Daily (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure)
Cayman Diver package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure)
Classic Cayman package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure). Plus, 21 Drink Package (menu cocktails and well drinks, beer, house wine and non-alcoholic drinks)

Cobalt Coast boasts not only ocean front acess for diving, but you will also love the al fresco dining for all your meals. Grab a sun lounger on the dedicated beach area and feel the sand between your toes or head to the pool and hot tub to relax as the sun sets.

Hotel Rooms

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

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Standard rooms and suites

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.

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Garden Room and garden cottage suite

Cobalt Coast Resort also offers one bedroom garden rooms that are perfect for a more self catering customer. These units have a small fridge. The 1 bedroom garden cottage has 2 full size beds and outdoor grilling area

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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)

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The three-story main structure has air-conditioned, mostly oceanfront guest rooms with:
Ceiling fans
Mini-refrigerators
Private bathrooms with hair dryers, soap, shampoo, and hair conditioner
Towels provided in rooms for use by pool or on beach (towels on boats for use on dives)
Small drip coffeemakers
Closets with hangers
Small wall safes
Televisions with a variety of cable channels
WiFi
Irons and ironing boards are available upon request

Covid Information for Cobalt Coast Resort and Reef Divers

Information provided by Cobalt Coast resort and Reef divers

LAST UPDATED 19th Jul 2021

The team say "We are eager to reopen our resorts at the very first opportunity when it is allowed by the Cayman Islands government and is practical for our guests to return. The extent to which we can reopen and the new safety protocols we will need to impose upon reopening will be defined in the coming weeks. Rest assured that we will share this information with you as soon as possible."


Practice Good Hygiene
All staff wash hands at the beginning of their shift and schedule regular hand washing (every 60 mins) or use hand sanitizer if hand washing is not available.
Staff must wash hands after coughing, sneezing, using restroom, touching face, blowing nose, cleaning, mopping, sweeping, eating and going on break.
Free standing, touchless hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the resorts' common areas.


Staff Training & Pre-Shift
Management team will pre-screen all employees daily for elevated temperature (above 100F)& flu-like symptoms.
Employees will receive comprehensive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols


Meal Prep & Dining Room
We follow ServSafe operating guidelines published by the National Restaurant Association


Guest Room & Common Areas
Particular attention is paid to high-touch areas such as light switches, door handles, television remote controls, handrails etc.


Reef Divers Dive Centers
Dive centers are regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
All diver check-in and verification is handled ouch free via our online dive waivers.
All dive rental equipment is deep cleaned and sanitized with approved sanitizers from the EPA's "N-list" which are proven to kill the Coronavirus.
All compressed gas filling stations are sanitized prior to use. There will be disinfectant rinsing stations dedicated to each boat and tanks will be cleaned and sanitized , between boat trips.


Reef Divers Charters & Valet Services
Our custom-built dive boats are deep cleaned and sanitized daily. Crew will clean and disinfect high-touch and common areas using "N-list" sanitizers, during and after dive trips.
We'll implement diver friendly social courtesy protocols and include in all dive related briefings.
Reef Divers maintain safe practices for all gear handling. All guest equipmentis rinsed and disinfected daily with "N-list" equipment safe sanitizers.

Country Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK has resumed using a traffic light system. Cayman Islands is currently on the green watch list

View the up to date list here

The Caymans has a phased re-opening planned

Effective September 9, 2021, borders will reopen to vaccinated tourists with a 5-day self-quarantine upon arrival. Tourists will be permitted to quarantine at all hotels, condos, or private villas with periodic spot visits to enforce the quarantine requirement.

Effective October 14, 2021, The 5-day self-quarantine requirement is lifted for all vaccinated adult arrivals. Vaccinated tourists must pre-register their travel intent and vaccination status with Travel Cayman, the Cayman government online travel application portal.

Effective November 18, 20121, unvaccinated children, aged 11 or younger, will be allowed to travel and stay with vaccinated adults without quarantine.

The government will reassess the COVID-19 pandemic on January 27, 2022, to determine how to proceed with further relaxation of travel restrictions. If the green light is given, there would no longer be any quarantine restrictions for any tourists regardless of vaccination status.

Before you travel to England you must take a COVID-19 test, book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test after arrival in England. You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 19th JUL 2021

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!

Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK has resumed using a traffic light system. Cayman Islands is currently on the green watch list

View the up to date list here

The Caymans has a phased re-opening planned

Effective September 9, 2021, borders will reopen to vaccinated tourists with a 5-day self-quarantine upon arrival. Tourists will be permitted to quarantine at all hotels, condos, or private villas with periodic spot visits to enforce the quarantine requirement.

Effective October 14, 2021, The 5-day self-quarantine requirement is lifted for all vaccinated adult arrivals. Vaccinated tourists must pre-register their travel intent and vaccination status with Travel Cayman, the Cayman government online travel application portal.

Effective November 18, 20121, unvaccinated children, aged 11 or younger, will be allowed to travel and stay with vaccinated adults without quarantine.

The government will reassess the COVID-19 pandemic on January 27, 2022, to determine how to proceed with further relaxation of travel restrictions. If the green light is given, there would no longer be any quarantine restrictions for any tourists regardless of vaccination status.

Before you travel to England you must take a COVID-19 test, book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test after arrival in England. You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 19th JUL 2021

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

Regular Entry 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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Tipping

Car hire and any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy

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 Cobalt Coast resort is £200 per person. If you add a flight to your booking, an additional deposit may be required, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Full payment of flights will be needed to issue your flight tickets.

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 repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel, within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

Our most popualr package is the Cayman Escape with 7 nights in a standard room with breakfast and dinner Daily (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure). Free welcome rum punch and during your stay, the manager's cocktail reception
Enjoy 6 Days of 2 Tank Morning Boat Dives and complimentary use of a dive computer
Airport transfers are included
Free wifi

Excluded

International flights to Grand Cayman (GCM) are not included. Please ask for a competitive quote to add these to your holiday.

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.

Car hire and any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy

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.


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. Reef Divers takes the work out of your diving, handling the heavy lifting and care of your boat dive gear, from your first dive with us through your last dive (unless you prefer to do it yourself). They rinse, dry, and store your BCD and regulator daily, so it's set up and ready for your next day diving.

We are able to offer 3 comprehensive dive packages for your stay. Chose from
Cayman Escape package - 6 Days of 2 Tank Morning Boat Dives and Complimentary Use of a Dive Computer)
Cayman Diver package - 6 Days of 3 Tank Boat Dives (17 Total) and Complimentary Use of a Dive Computer)
Classic Cayman package - 6 Days of 3 Tank Boat Dives (17 total) and complimentary Use of a Dive Computer


All of the boat dives are moored, which marks the beginning and ending points of that dive. The dive masters will brief the location, establish dive limits, and draw a map of the route. As long as divers remain in buddy teams and stick with the predetermined limits, it is 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 the group is back at the mooring, you are welcome to continue exploring on your own until time is up or run low on air.

The Kittiwake

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 15 | Max Depth: 24m

Sunk as an artificial reef in 2011 The Kittiwake, sits on the bottom at approx a24m but rising to around 12m from the surface. She has become an iconic dive in Grand Cayman. You can swim overhead and see the main decks and topography of the ship, plus take a look down the smoke stack that opens up straight down to the bottom of the hull and the engine rooms.

House reef

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 15 | Max Depth: 30m

Great shore diving is also available to guests on the house reef, and the fabulous North Wall is just a short swim away.

North Wall

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 20 | Max Depth: 30m

North Wall is a dramatic site with vertical drops and large coral points. Sponges and sea fans cling to the reef face. Famous for the large tarpon hunting, you can also see passing pelagic fish such as barracuda or reef sharks.

Stingray City

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 5 | Max Depth: 5

Stingray city is a sandy bottom where dozens of southern stingrays gather. Close encounters guaranteed!

Tarpon Alley

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 18 | Max Depth: 25

This is a large sand passage cutting through the coral fingers, leading out onto the North Wall. Between two of these fingers, you can find tarpon hanging out. Barracuda sometimes pose too, lurking around looking for a meal. On the wall, beautiful spotted eagle ray can also be seen

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Breakfast 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Lunch 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Open air dining

Meals are served in the open-air dining area overlooking the pool and Caribbean Breakfast consists of a variety of breads and pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, and a hot entree, including coffee, tea, and fruit punch, with milk and fruit juices offered at breakfast. Lunches include selections of salad, hot entree and sides, and light desserts. Dinner includes a buffet soup and salad bar with choice of 3 hot entrees prepared to order with accompanying sides and desert from the buffet.

Prebook a meal plan to suit you!

Cayman Escape package - Breakfast & Dinner Daily (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure) Cayman Diver package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure) Classic Cayman package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure). Plus, 21 Drink Package (menu cocktails and well drinks, beer, house wine and non-alcoholic drinks)

Duppies bar

Food and beverages are also available a la carte from the bar menu at the outdoor Duppies Bar, which is open 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM for food service and until 11:00 PM for bar service.