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Dive Review of Caicos Adventures/Sands Resort in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

February, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Robin Masson, NY, USA
Report Number 372
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean, Sea of Cortez & Great Barrier Reef/Coral Sea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Computer required for 3-dive day;  otherwise, just come up with 500psi. 
Suggested depth limits, but not enforced.  Option to dive with guide or in
buddy team.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 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  
Dry area in front of boat, small fresh water bucket for cameras -- o.k. if
not too many cameras.  1-hour print processing 5 minutes from dive op.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Excellent boat, fast smooth ride to West Caicos and French Cay.  Dive sites
in great condition, lots of fish and HUGE sponges.  Small groups on guided
dives.  Decent dive briefings.  Good rental gear.  Lunches not very good,
but they filled the belly.  Fifi & his staff are fun, enthusiastic, and
dedicated to excellent customer service.  His reputation is well-deserved. 
You need to bring your own towels, but otherwise, all needs met on board. 
Boat is on south side of island -- Fifi will pick you up at your hotel at
8:15 AM, or you can rent a car and go on your own.  The Sands Resort is a
beautiful all-suite resort on a gorgeous beach and gardens, with spacious
accommodations.  Good value for the price.  Well-equipped kitchens mean you
can eat meals in to save $$ or just relax "at home".  Island is
safe, people are friendly.  Good grocery store if you want to cook at
"home".  Hyperbaric chamber on island. Good medical clinic
[unfortunately, I learned first-hand] with appointments available on the
day I called.
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