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Dive Review of Bohio Dive Resort in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

Bohio Dive Resort, Aug, 2007,

by David Hardie, NY, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3546.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Caribbean (Cayman, Bahamas, Bonaire, Cozumel, Belize, USVI, BVI, etc.)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Guide was very flexible. In fact, he suggested we break the personal depth record for my son and me, and we went to 165 feet the next day.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The August-September period is VERY hot, and there is nothing to do at Bohio except dive. Even the pool was closed for long-term repair. There is also nothing happening on Grand Turk, so this is a place to go if you want to do good diving and heavy-duty relaxing. In other words, it worked for me but not as well for my teenage son.

The beach is very nice but relatively small and deserted. The resort advertises shore diving, but the wall is a VERY long swim from shore. (We tried to snorkel out, and ultimately gave up.)

The wall is fabulous, and the reef is extraordinarily vibrant and healthy. All dives are a very short boat trip away, returning to the resort for your surface interval. That is, one tank in the morning, lunch on shore, and then one tank in the afternoon.

We never had more than 3 divers on the boat, plus the guide. They readily agreed to a night dive, even with just 3 of us going. And there was no set schedule for dives -- we just agreed what time to meet at the beach.

Managment is going through some changes. One owner arrived during our stay, preparing to take over as general manager. One dive guide was fired while we were there, and a couple of other people were planning to leave. That's probably pretty normal, but the resort should have kept it a little more hidden from view.

Accomodations were clean but quite spartan. Ask for a room on the second floor, since you'll hear every footstep if you are on the bottom floor.

Blackberry worked, and they have Wi-Fi. Cellular service (Verizon) did not work.
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