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Dive Review of Barefoot Divers/Barefoot Cay in
Honduras/Roatan

Barefoot Divers/Barefoot Cay, Jul, 2008,

by Kevin Harvill, Scott Pillifant, Texas, usa (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4296.

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

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 The little dive shack has been replaced by a large two-story building which houses several one and two bedroom condos on the second floor and the dive shop on the ground floor.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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