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Dive Review of Redbarron in
Cayman Islands

January, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by J. Dexter, in, USA
Report Number 924
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]Bahamas, Florida, Belize, Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
90   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
3 stars    
We found the accommodations at the Marriott to be much nicer than many had
stated in previous issues. There really is a small beach area that probably
becomes non existant with higher tides.We were able to walk the entire 7-
mile beach going in either direction from our hotel. The resort was
convient to many places and we even walked to Georgtown.

We used Redbarron for our deep dives, but they were unable to accomodate us
for diving in stingray city.No one told us that there are actually 2
stingray citys. One that is waist deep and the other about 15 feet.We used
Redsail sports for this trip. They gave a very good briefing. They are fine
for a dive as easy as this, but they had huge boats that would hold many
people. We were lucky and there were only 4 of us that day.  A couple that
was on our boat was told it was good for snorkling as well as diving. This
really was not the case, they needed to be at the sandbar location.You
really do have to be careful feeding the stingrays. My husband had one
latch onto his arm which drew blood and instantly left a huge bruise that
was swollen for days later. 

Redbarron  is good for the advanced diver who wants a small boat and to do
their own thing. My husband and I felt that they gave an ok briefing and on
the second dive told us to do our own thing. On the first dive Parick
guided us and took along his camera. About mid way thru the dive his camera
was not working and he signaled that all of us stay where we were and he
went back to the boat to drop off his camera. We felt that this should have
been done on his own time rather than leave us wait and use air!

We found the island to be very quiet this time of the year, and as everyone
says, expensive!
We would not go back, the diving is much better in Belize.
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