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Dive Review of Flamingo Divers/Royal West Indies in
Turks and Caicos

June, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Jason Pellegatto, MA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 4406
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Cocos Island, Sulawesi Indonesia, Bonaire, Cozumel, Florida Keys
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

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

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
I dove with Flamingo Divers for 3 days in June.  All 3 days were at sites
at West Caicos which is about a 45 minute boat ride from Provo.  Reef
sharks were seen every day.  Also common as were lots of larger fish such
as grouper, jacks and snapper that I don't seem to see in other places. 
There are also lots of smaller tropicals and the walls are in pretty good
shape.  Flamingo divers is an excellent, small, operation.   Their boat
holds 6 divers max.  On the first 2 days, we only had 4 divers on the boat.
 I was given plenty of freedom to dive my own profile as long as I surfaced
with 500 psi.  Tank set up, swapping, and equipment washing was done for
me.  Mickey and Jayne, who run the operation, are professional, curteous,
and will do anything to make sure that you have a good time.  Jayne even
offered to make a stop for us at the supermarket or store on the ride back
to my resort which was above and beyond what they need to do.  I liked
their operation so much, I have decided to return this November and have
already booked with them.  The resort that we stayed at was the Royal West
Indies.  It is a good, mid-priced resort, with a good, on site restaurant,
the Mango Reef.  The rooms are up to date, clean, and comfortable.  They
are situated right on Grace bay beach.  We never had trouble getting a
chair with an umbrella for shade.  
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