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Dive Review of Flamingo Divers in
Turks and Caicos/Provo and West Caicos

June, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by James Bolton, GA, USA
Report Number 269
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cozumel, BVI, Cancun, Fl Keys, New England
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Very few restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
Good:  Personal service.  Liked that the operation issued a dive bag for
gear.  They kept the dive bag, cleaned the gear and had it ready on the
boat for the next dive.

2 Boats:  One in good condition and one in fair to poor condition.

It's a long ride out to West Caicos from Provo and a bumpy wet ride back
into the prevailing winds.

During our stay in early June, we were often the only two people on the
boat.  The operators were flexible and allowed us to dive how we wished. 
Diving on the wall is astounding in the scale.  In many places, the top of
the wall is in 75 feet.  Currents were light and navigation is
straightforward, once you find the wall.

Despite the windy conditions, we were able to find sheltered waters to dive

One safety note:  My partner began the week using the patch to prevent
seasickness.  On the first dive at depth, she felt dizzy and faint.  We
aborted the dive, removed the patch and had no problems the remaider of our
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