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Dive Review of Beaches in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Mike, Texas, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 4027
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Caymans, Jamaica, Cozumel,Belize,Roatan, Costa Rica, Aruba,
Bonaire, St. Lucia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None as buddy divers.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
The only accom. for cameras was a broken ice chest with water in it. No
dedicated rinse or soak tank on shore for cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Beaches was a pleasant surprise in diver flexibility. Upon arrival the dive
operation required a skills assessment and orientation dive which is a
really good idea independent of your experience level. Teaching status
instructor only had to listen to orientation but participated in
orientation dive.

Beaches provided two tank boat dives in the morning, punctual departure and
split the boat +/- 15 divers on average into experience level groups. OW in
one group, advanced in another group and buddy divers (requires AOW cert
& computer) independent of groups. The group that were led had depth
limits prescribed but not enforced. AOW was +/- max 100'. There really
wasn't anything to see on the wall below 100' except large turtles, sharks
and occasional rays.

Dive training was also provided and those divers were on different boats.
There were at least 3 Newton dive boats (2 were >42'). During the 1st
half of the week dives were done off of the NW point of Provo. The second
part of the week the weather kicked up from the north and Beachs shuttled
divers by van (+/- 15 min) to the south side of Provo to dive West Caicos

Food and accomodations were above average at Beaches and I would recommend
this all-inclusive resort to anyone that does not have an aversion to
nippers. I found the inclusive diving to be enjoyable and well worth the
money spent. We arrived about a month late to see the sharks and two months
to early to see the big fish.

The reef was what I would describe as in "poor condition". Much
of the reef was covered with sand and there was minimal color. When I
inquired about hurricanre or storm damage I was told the sand was due to
development and dredging. I could not confirm that. Overall the diving was
good, little or no current and nice deep walls. Of all the places I have
been diving, I would rate this trip a 6-7 on a scale of 10. It has
potential to be >8 but we may have caught the Turks at the wrong time. I
would likely check out Grand Turk or Salt Cay on the next trip to the
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