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

Caicos Adventures, Jun, 2009,

by Gary Poenisch, TX, usa ( 1 report). Report 5055.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 80-90feet, safety stop at 15 feet, provide air at stop

Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 something.

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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