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Dive Review of Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers/Ocean Club East in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Gregory Kiyoi, CA, USA
Report Number 1714
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
California, Florida, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
71   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression diving  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Dedicated table for cameras, fresh water rinse tank (on boat and shore)
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
We confirmed what we were told about this being an awesome operation.  From
the store front staff to the dive boat crews they were friendly and
accomodating.  When we arrived our gear was setup at a dive station, they
asked our weight configuration (we were integrated) and set it up as well. 
After each dive they took our bc/tank off at the swim step and swaped tanks
for us.  After the last dive they would breakdown our gear for us and we
simply put it into the gear bag.  When we returned to port they would
unload, rinse and hang our gear for us.  It was hung/stored in a secure
locked area.  Very detailed dive briefings and the site was always drawn on
a huge whiteboard for all to see.  Nice ammenities (the little things)-
500psi mask defog in large dispensers on both sides of the boat, sun tan
lotion, listerine in a spray bottle for your mouth piece.  Great snacks
between dives and plenty of drinks.
Between dives at NW Point, Mickey cruised the boat near shore so we could
snorkel or swim to shore.  They have boats at the North and South side of
the island so boat rides are within 45-60minutes to NW Point or to West
Caicos/French Cay.  Friendliest bunch of people I've met.  Kudo's to an
incredible operation and thanks to Mickey, Jayne, Murray, Enriquez, John
and Melinda.
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