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Dive Review of Dive Provo/The Sands in
Turks and Caicos/Provo

September, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Johnson, MI, US
Report Number 748
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft depth, 500 psi on the boat, no deco   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Our condo at the Sands was beautiful, clean, well decorated, spacious,
kitchen was well appointed, IGA supermarket was large and well stocked,
eating in was a pleasure, eating out was very expensive, food and service
were average. Taxi fare was outrageous, made sightseeing and eating out
cost prohibitive. You would need to rent a car if going out, if you could
find somewhere to go out to. Very little to see and do on the island, and
the roads are horrible.
The beach and water were beautiful. Dive Provo was a quality operation,
boats well mantained and safe, dive masters pleasant and flexible, better
dive sites were at least an hour away, West caicos and French Cay. Two tank
morning dive to these places made for a long day and no possiblity of
afternoon dives. Night dives are far and few between. G-Spot, Thunderdome,
and Sunset Strip were the best dive spots for the week. The rest were only
average. There is not a lot wrong with Provo, but there are better places
to spend your diving dollar. I would not go back.  
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