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Dive Review of Dive Provo /Rented house in
Turks and Caicos

Dive Provo /Rented house, Nov, 2012,

by Kevin McCarter, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 6787.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Gr. Cayman, Mexico, Hawaii, Bonaire, etc., etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deco.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They had the standard fresh water wash tub and helped us in/out of the water with our cameras.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments It was a short three day dive trip which was challenged by weather. First day was a totally flat sea and we dove French Key. Second and third days were very choppy. We never made it to West Caicos or Northwest point, but did dive the lee side of W. Caicos island on the wall. Diving conditions were sub-optimal.

We were very impressed by Dive Provo, whom we had used once before. The owner (Alan) was the captain for our boat all three days and was very accommodating. We enjoyed his Scottish stories and his hospitality. He worked hard to find places for us to dive with these poor conditions and dove along with us on about half of the dives. Very competent boat captain in tough sea conditions, and a good dive master as well. Overall, a very good hands-on owner. When we checked out, they didn't charge us for nitrox--presumably because of the weather conditions. Nice surprise. (We brought them our leftover booze as well!)

On our last dive, I went into deco by accident, mainly due to having my computer set wrong. Alan came down and hung out with me on the hang bar for the entire time. I was fine, but he was cautious/gracious. This was entirely my fault and embarrassing.

Even with the conditions, we saw a number of reef and nurse sharks, turtles, large barracuda, large grouper, etc. Even w/ poor conditions, Turks and Caicos is a great place to dive in my opinion.

We had nice dinners at Coco Bistro and Grace's Cottage. There are a number of decent restaurants on T&C--better than most Caribbean islands.
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