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Dive Review of Provo Turtle Divers in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Provo Turtle Divers, Mar, 2005,

by James Bayley, MA, USA . Report 1621.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cayman, Seychelles, Cozumel, BVI, Bonaire, all over
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A 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 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments We have been diving off and on in Provo since the early 1980's and helped find some of the original dive sites. Diving with Art Pickerings Provo Turtle Divers had always been the best. Sadly, I report that sometime recently, he sold his operation and now works as a fill-in. The new owners have changed his personal attention type of diving and now run a cattle car, high volume, tourist oriented dive operation. I am an instructor with >1000 dives and my sons are new to diving. None of us had a good time. The "dive guides" treated me as a novice, requiring me to check out and prove my abilities. They failed to lead the dive, never pointed out any critters, supervised too many divers, and actually yelled at my sons for not paying attention, when they in fact were nowhere to be seen. I had to confront one of the "guides" when she inappropriately criticized my son for her lack of supervision. The only good thing I have to say about Provo Turtle Divers is that the management was prompt in their response to my criticism and fired her on the spot.

On a more broad note, Provo is not what it was. Development is rampant. Traffic jams are commonplace. People are surly. If any readers are thinking of going back to Provo after an absence, I urge them to go elsewhere. Diving in Provo will be a big disappointmnent.
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