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Dive Review of Caicos Adventures in
Turks and Caicos/West Caicos

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Gary Poenisch, TX, usa (1 report)
Report Number 5055
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Saba, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Barbados, Isla Margarita,
Grenadines, Bermuda, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North
Carolina, Union Island, Bequia, St. Vincent, Puerto Rico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
80-90feet, safety stop at 15 feet, provide air at stop

Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
simple easy to use cameras with flash made available with instruction,
processing to disc, got good pictures
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Good:  great wall, reef and drop off is interesting at all points, diving
is on various sites on reef on lee side of West Caicos, no swell, no chop,
no current, no problem getting on boat after dive.  Excellent visability.
VERY good staff, helped newly cetified diver (age 14) totally enjoy
experience; kept watch on group to keep me from drifting to Cuba.  Stable
catamaran with lots of room, clean head, took time to assist sail boaters
in need of fuel, on time.   

Bad:  keep doing the good over and over.  Would have liked to have tried a
different area such as French Cay, but "same reef, same ocean wherever
you go" and no swell, or chop, or current on lee of West Caicos. 
Live-a-Boards also dive same areas on lee of West Caicos, which tells you

Marine Life:  Sharks, morays, baracuda, grouper, beautiful little drum (got
a picture), puffers, sand eels, cleaner shrimp, great variety of reef fish,
on and on, wall was simply so much fun to dive. Some coral bleach in areas
along sand bottom.  Depth under boat 40-50 feet at reef edge 50-60 feet.
overhangs, cuts, crevices along wall.

Wish I would have known: UMMM maybe bring your regulator, mouthpiece of
rental regulator came off when boarding boat - sucked up sea water,
remember? check all gear, this includes mouthpiece attachment to regulator.
 Otherwise rental equipment in top shape.

Nondiving family loved Turks & Caicos, going again next year.
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