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Dive Review of Beaches in
Turks and Caicos

Beaches, Apr, 2006,

by Craig Grube, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports). Report 2397.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Nassau, Tahiti, FL Keys, Jamaica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Open Water Cert could only go to 60', maximum time was 30 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There is a table but it was crowded. They have large rinse cooler.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Beaches is a great family resort with plenty to do for all ages and interests. Even though it was near capacity, it never seemed crowded. The Hobie cats are fun, kayaks, snorkel boats, etc. Everything is included in the price even 2-tank dives daily. My family has been there 5 times due to the variety, the food, the grounds. For serious divers it is a bit of a bummer. Great location but they only let you go to 60 feet and max time is 30 minutes, including the safety stop, so you never get to really fully enjoy the dive. We dove Grace Bay, Northwest Point, and they even took us to French Cay when the water was too rough on the north side of the island. French Cay was beautiful with massive sponges of all types, large areas of gorgonias. The walls are awesome (too bad we couldnt get deep enough). We saw many huge grouper (nassau and tiger), schools of jacks, variety of angel fish. Northwest Point has nice coral,had some good close up action with some reef sharks. Saw many grouper, several large crabs, lobster, angel fish, stingrays, a moray, and some barracuda. Grace Bay coral seems to be dying, could be result of hurricane a couple of years ago. However, we did see spotted eagle ray, nurse shark, large tiger and nassau groupers and good size barracuda. Imagine how good it could be if you were in the water longer than 30 minutes. For beginners it is worthwhile as they are very safety conscious and the marine life is quite fine. Serious divers will love the resort, but be frustrated with the diving rules.
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