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Dive Review of Barefoot Divers/Barefoot Cay Resort/Barefoot Cay Resort in

Barefoot Divers/Barefoot Cay Resort/Barefoot Cay Resort: "Valet diving at a well run operation", May, 2017,

by Wayne Johnson, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 9584.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We took our first trip to Roatan this year after diving throughout the Caribbean. My wife is a non-diver so finding places that cater to both divers and non-divers is pretty challenging. In looking at Anthony's Key, Coco View, and others, Barefoot looked like it would offer something for both of us. If you have a non-diver in yoru family or want a great place to hang on your surface interval, this is the spot for you.

The dive operation is top notch. If you are staying at the resort, all you have to do is talk to Liona or any of the dive masters in the dive shop to be put on the manifest for the next day's dives. They blend their own Nitrox and the fills are consistently around 32% O2. The staff will set up your gear for you, and when you return, they will rinse and hang your gear on a locker with your name on it.

They will take divers from other resorts if you don't want to stay there and prefer the action on the West End.

As far as the diving goes, one of the best dives on the island is Mary's Place and it is right outside of the resort, like a 3-minute boat ride. Many West End operators will send their divers up to Barefoot because it is about an hour steam from the West End.

The reef was in great shape with plenty of schooling fish. Didn't see too many large animals. There were a few spotted eagle rays, some Caribbean king crab, and the occasional free-swimming green Morays. If you are into macro work, there are plenty of banded shrimp, neck crabs, and flamingo tongues to practice your craft. There are two wrecks on this side of the island: Mr. Bud and Prince Albert. Prince Albert has a little bit of everything- off the wreck is a sunken plane and off of that is a reef.

We loved the resort, I loved the diving and the excellent staff. Will go there again.
Websites Barefoot Divers/Barefoot Cay Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Bonaire, Hawaii, the Keys, Carribbean, PNW, NC wrecks
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Delta flies from Atlanta every Saturday, American and United have a few more options through Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions As long as you let the dive leader know what you wanted to do, they are cool with it. Very easy-going yet safe.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments There is a camera bucket on the boat but it was a small 5gallon. If you bring a big rig, let the dive shop know and they will accommodate. There isn't a work space at the shop but I bet they would let you use the classroom if you needed to spread out in a dry area.
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