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Dive Review of Big Blue/Beaches in
Turks and Caicos/Caribbean

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mel McCombie, CT, United States
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 2548
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Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
all over the world
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
none beyond common sense  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
1 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Since we stayed at Beaches for a family reunion, we wisely chose not to
dive with them but to go with Big Blue. It's a superb operation. The cost
is a good 50% higher than other island dive shops but one can dive one's
own profile with no sense of being hurried and the surface intervals were
long and filled with food. Our dives averaged 75 minutes. Big Blue is also
an environmentally active company--a green operation--and thus worth the
extra money.
The corals in Provo have clearly suffered from algal growth, probably
linked with the number of large hotels and condos built in the past few
years (with their sewage and waste); there were fewer big fish than in
years past (I've dived there since the late 1980s). Although I have warm
memories of Provo diving, it has clearly deteriorated in the past 15 years.
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