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Dive Review of Don Foster's in
Cayman Islands

Don Foster's, Nov, 2005,

by Charlotte Ware, TN, USA . Report 2188.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, FL Keys, NC
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 1st dive: 80 feet, 40 min. 2nd dive: 50 feet, 40 min.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Don Foster's appeared to be a well organized operation, balancing many divers and boats at once. However, the restrictions and hand-holding really ruined the dives for us. My husband who is an instructor and has over 1700 dives and I who am an advanced diver both brought our log books to show our recent dive activity. We were treated as divers on our very first dive, and held to an 80 foot depth limit and 40 minute dive time (1st dive). The divemaster (who was friendly) said that we had to follow him, and banged his tank at me at 29 minutes to start up. I was the last one on the boat, at exactly 40 minutes dive time, including the safety stop. The second dive was with a different dive master, and I actually got about 45 minutes dive time (50 feet max depth). I understand being safe, but we are experienced certified divers with computers. We are trained to dive beyond 80 feet, and to use our computers to moniter our dive safely. Overall, I was very disappointed.
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