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Dive Review of Flamingo Divers in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Greg Norman, IL, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3817
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Coz, Grand Turk, Bonaire, Dominica, St. Croix, Tobabo, Cay Sal, Belize,
etc. in Carib
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression, on boat w/ 500 lbs  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Great operation...8 divers max.  The 28 ft. boat was great on the day I
dove but there is limited shelter on a rainy day (who cares, suck it up!). 
Mickey and Jayne (principals) are attractive, professional, gracious and
very competent hosts and crew.  The boat is very well maintained and has
full safety gear -- O2, radio, etc.  Good boat briefing.

I usually prefer to set up my own gear, but didn't object when Mickey
schlepped my gear aboard and set up my rig.  Valet diving at its best. Both
Jayne (hottie, BTW) and Mickey are quietly yet obviously competent --

The diving was great!  Sunny, flat seas, and great vis.  The NW point of
Providenciales had great walls, lots of reef sharks, very healthy coral (no
bleaching or algae cover) a couple of friendly turtles, and a whale that
other boats reported off our stern that we unfortunately didn't see!  Short
and sweet site briefing w/ emphasis on navigation landmarks for an easy
return to the boat for those going off on their own.  Perfect.  Profile is
up to you, as long as no deco and you come up w/ 500 psi. I poodled around
in the shallows for 20 min. longer than the others on my 1st dive w/ nary a
comment other than a cheerful "how was the dive?" from Mickey.

I recommend Flamingo unreservedly, which is rare FWIW.  I'll dive with them

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