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

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Kevin McCarter, IL, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 6787
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Gr. Cayman, Mexico, Hawaii, Bonaire, etc., etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
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):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
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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