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Dive Review of Blue Water Divers/Osprey Beach Hotel in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

February, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Martina Schlauch Jones, IL, USA
Report Number 473
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Aruba, Cozumel, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 140    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits were provided for each dive and the amount of air remaining in
tank at the end of the dive was specified at 750 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 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):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
This was our 2rd trip to Grand Turk, and, as usual, Blue Water Divers did a
fabulous job of accomodating our diving needs and wishes.  Mitch has some
new staff on board, and they are all as helpful, friendly and fun as ever! 
We saw tons of trunkfish, cow fish, and trumpet fish.  Craig (our
divemaster on the first few days) found some great sutff - a baby hawksbill
turtle, flamingo tongue, and spotted drum.  We saw several stingrays,
lizard fish, porcupine fish, and Mitch found an indigo hamlet on the last

We stayed in one of the newly remodeled rooms at the Osprey Beach hotel. 
Jenny et. al. have done a fabulous job with this place - the rooms and
furniture are simple yet lovely.  The bar is great - we loved Allen!!  The
restaurant is as good as ever - the barbeque nights are the best, with
fresh lobster on the grill.  

The only bummer was learning that a new pier is being built on Grand Turk
so that big cruise ships can start coming there.  I hope it will not ruin
the quaintness of the island!
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