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Dive Review of Flamingo Divers/Harbour Club Villas in
Turks and Caicos/West Caicos Via Provo

Flamingo Divers/Harbour Club Villas, Jun, 2009,

by Eric Frick, IL, U.S.A. (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 4846.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Great Lakes, Hawaii, Florida Keys, Caribbean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Return to the boat with 500 p.s.i.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Let them know your needs in advance and an appropriate rinse bucket will be on board.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Flamingo Divers owners Mickey and Jayne do a great job of providing divers with a great experience. The boat trips from Provo to West Caicos (their primary diving site) take almost an hour. Diving consists of a trip over the wall and a cruise of the reef. They'll do 2 tanks unless all on the boat want to do a 3rd but I did not find them eager to do a 3rd tank so I would get that arranged in advance if you and your group will be using the whole boat. Nitrox is available but they do not do custom mixes. I found the diving to be better than I expected with a wide variety of fish and other critters. We even saw a few schools of fish.

Harbour Club consists of 6 identical one-story, one-bath, one-bedroom villas with no phone and no ovens but all other items you will need. Barry & Marta make you feel at home and provide great company. The grounds are nicely landscaped with a wide variety of tropical flowers, a small pool and a covered patio featuring a large gas grill. The bedrooms are air conditioned but cross breezes kept us cool in early June so we did not use it. Mosquitos can be a problem so bring the DEET. It's a 15 minute drive to town or to the airport.
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