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Dive Review of Grand Turk Diving Co./Osprey Beach Hotel in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Barbara Shively, md, usa
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 4947
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

no currents  
Water Temp
76   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None, Smitty lets us do our own thing which is wonderful!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Because we are rarely more than 5 minutes from shore and return to shore
between dives there is no need for extensive UWP facilities on board.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
Smitty continues to be the greatest divemaster we have ever known and the
new equipment at Grand Turk Diving is first rate. I love being able to do
90 minute dives when my air allows!  My bad back makes Smitty's extra
assistance with my gear a wonderful and necessary thing.  Last year's
hurricanes have taken their toll both above and below water.  The island is
still recovering and the fish life seemed less abundant than in the past. 
Sadly our favorite friendly Nassau grouper, Alexander, has disappeared. 
Lionfish abound which may contribute to the relative scarceness of other
species.  I was able to find and photograph most all the species I was
looking for -- there were just less of them than before.  Osprey Beach
Hotel is fully operational except for no TV which we rarely watch anyway. 
The beer was cold, the food good and the company fine.  This is our 12th
year of diving Grand Turk and far from our last. 
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