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Dive Review of Don Foster's in
Cayman Islands/Gr. Cayman

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Dawn Steedman, FL, United States
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Report Number 4895
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Bonaire, Palm Bch, Fla Keys, Barbados, Virgin Is., Hawaii, Cozumel,
Roatan, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
 Time limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
Small Critters
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
We had been to the East and North end of Grand Cayman about a year and a
half ago-and had wonderful dives; but this diving was arranged through our
cruise ship (one of four- Cozumel, Belize,& Roatan to follow). The
cruise ship stops were too short to arrange independently.We did e-mail the
operation ahead for 63s, which they provided. We were picked up at the pier
by the crew,and  were taken to their shop to pick up gear  We only brought
regs and computers. In retrospect, I should have brought my fins, as none
fit well, and by day 2 I had blisters on my toes. The dives took place near
Georgetown- the sites we did were "Slaughterhouse Wall" and
"Governor's Reef". There were 26 divers on the boat, and although
many had been certified for years, they only dove once a year on cruises,
or vacation. We were divided into 2 groups, and it took the crew a half an
hour to get the first  group off the boat- this was after the 10 min
warning to suit up was given. This oper. caters to  cruise ships, and 
should have had more crew along, and more groups. Most of the other divers
in our group had buoyancy problems, and one woman tried to grab and touch
everything. The divemaster explained to her during our SI that she was
killing things. On the next dive, a small hawksbill went by, which she
grabbed. I knew it was going to happen, and the divemaster admonished her
afterwards.   The water was very warm- about 85 most of the dive, but the
areas we dove were sparse of fish. There were some soft corals, yellow
sponges, and fans. There was a nice swim thru  at the end of the dive. This
was a five hr. excursion with no snacks, and  only water provided.The first
dive was 35 min., the second was 47- time limits enforced. Safety stop and
roll calls were adhered to. We were not dropped where we were picked up,but
some some distance away from the pier; many had gear to tow back.
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