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Dive Review of Dive Provo/Sibonne in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Charlie Killam, NH, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 1887
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Honduras, Belize, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA (FL & NH)
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
86   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All divers were encouraged to wear a dive computer to allow them to dive
their profile. The divemasters set the dive depth and acted as guides.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
I observed several photographers in action. The wash tank on board was
small, but accommodated every camera.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Dive Provo ( is an exceptional operation. From Rich my
reservationist in Fort Lauderdale to Jaliylla & Sally in shop, Jules,
Dave, Ann, Chris, & Sebastian our divemasters, and Ann, Dave, and
Sebastian our bus drivers! Three cheers for Jules inviting JoJo to visit
our boat on the way to Grace Bay!!

The practices on the boats began by introducing each diver/bubble watcher
(my wife rode along on the trip to West Caicos) to the boat, its features,
and the procedures. Refreshments were good, but turned excellent on Sunday
with croissants and a deli platter. The Provo Conquest was super clean, had
plenty of room, and was the best boat I have dove from recently. The nice
features were: a hang bar for wetsuits, a head, a hang bar and hookah rig
for any necessary deco stops (their rule is no deco diving), and a
partially inflated noodle at the wall in direct line to boat.

My dives included: Northwest Point, which had calmer waters than Grace Bay
where we dove Eel Gardens & the Amphitheatre. Here I saw plenty of
lobster and jacks; Grace Bay which had murky waters until I dove over the
wall at Pinnacles and Piranha Cove. It was amazing to see the variety of
sea life change from dive locations here. I saw plenty of grouper, but
missed the turtle and sharks because I had my face in the reef looking at
the tiny creatures; and West Caicos which was worth the entire trip. Here
we dove Magic Mushroom and Boat Cove with their great macro sea life and
beautiful walls.

Notice: Providenciales (Provo) is growing leaps and bounds. Get there
before its spoiled. Sibonné ( is a tiny hotel with
very comfortable rooms and an excellent restaurant in Bay Bistro. They are
being hemmed in by two very large resorts and we speculate that the hotel
will disappear some day soon. If you only go to dinner then a rental car is
unnecessary because the taxi fares actually save you money. Eat at Coyaba
for sure and then maybe try Gecko Grill, Aqua, and Hemingways. We didnt
try them, but next time well try Smokies on the Beach, 3 Queens, and
Bugaloos in the Blue Hills area.
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