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Dive Review of Beaches in
Turks and Caicos

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Mc Donald, BC, Canada
Report Number 1569
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Hawaii, StLucia, British Columbia,Cuba
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Most day because the boat was mainly open water we only when to 60 feet 30
minutes, On two occassion there was enough people to form two group one
open water and one advanced, on these day we dove down to 90'. No issue
with dive reservation.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Dry table on board and one bucket of water to rinse the camera after the
dive. Rental were available at a cost.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
2 stars    
Read the review for this resort on the Feb issue. I got a very different
experience. Our was pretty good overall, most dive were at 60' for 30
Minutes. But we did dive up to 90' on 4 dive just because there was enough
advance diver on the boat. My wife and I both dove on our own since we had
dive computer we were aloud to go any depth as long as our dive was no more
then 40 minutes. 

  The small test before diving is standard at every Sandals resort (Beaches
is part of sandals). I don't have an issue with them looking at the dive
log and testing divers before taking them out. The test in the pool was
quite simple (mask on/off, reg recovery and fin pivot).

The bad was if you did not have a dive computer and the boat was mainly
open water diver then you were stuck to 60' for 30 minutes. The other bad
point was one day in advance reservation, I did not have any issue with the
24hr period I booked on two occassion after lunch for the next day with no

For resort diving this was good, the boat was well equip with radio,
oxygen, 15 feet Bar and safety stop reg, first aid on board, water, food
and shower. All dive were PADI standard Brieffing before dive we knew our
profile before we got in the water. So we plan the dive and dove the plan.
I like the fact that they said 60' and we did 60' not like other resort
where 60' always end up 90' or so. This include the deep dive we were toll
90' and we did 87'.

I got good picture, made new friends it was a great two weeks.

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