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Dive Review of Barefoot Divers/Barefoot Cay in

July, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Kevin Harvill, Scott Pillifant, Texas, usa
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Report Number 4296
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Little Cayman, Cozumel, Saba, Lighthouse Reef, Grand Turk, Utila
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
As a follow-up to last year's report on Barefoot Cay we would like to
inform the readers that the new dive operation is open and functioning
well.  What a difference a year makes.  The little dive shack has been
replaced by a large two-story building which houses several one and two
bedroom condos on the second floor and the dive shop on the ground floor. 
Amenities for divers include 4 or 5 rinse tanks for gear and a separate
rinse tank for cameras only, two bathrooms with toilet, sink and shower,
and individual lockers for each diver.  Air tanks are filled on site and
soon a Nitrox system will be added.  Rental gear is new and of a high
quality.  A retail store offers the usual dive gear,  Also on the ground
floor is a small gym with new exercise equipment and a massage room.  The
two new boats are comfortable and well equiped for no more than 8 divers
each.  There are plans for adding a third boat.  Barefoot divers advertises
"valet diving" on the website and they live up to the promise. 
Everything is done for you.  At the end of each day all of your gear is
rinsed and hung in your locker.  Each morning your gear is set up on the
boat.  At the end of your trip your gear is given a thourough cleaning
inside and out.  Divers can request favorite dive sites and you can dive
your own profile.  Sites are a short 10-15 minute boat ride away and
surface intervals are made back at the shop.  We would often spend the
intervals in our own bungalows.  See last years' Chapbook for our
impressions of Barefoot Cay's wonderful accomodations.  Barefoot Cay was
every bit as satisfying an experience as it was a year ago.  The addition
of a top-notch dive operation has elevated it's status to the top of our
list of favorite vacation destinations in the Caribbean.
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