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Dive Review of Salt Cay Divers/Tradewinds in
Turks and Caicos/Salt Cay

Salt Cay Divers/Tradewinds, May, 2004,

by Pam Rudy, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 1034.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Roatan, Guanaha, Dominica, Grand Turk, Monterey, Ca.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 74 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dive depth of 130ft - no one went that deep.We all had computers and were told to dive our computer profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Not as many fish as I've seen on other dive trips - that was disappointing. Water was cooler than I expected. Must bring own food or order it in advance from the dive shop to avoid expensive eating out. No groceries on island. Dive operation very accomodating to our group of 10. The divemaster, John, had only been there three weeks, so he was still learning the dive sites; after some prompting, Ollie, an owner, started pointing out some stuff on the reef. The crew switched over our tanks, took our weights and bc's as we exited the water. They also put our bc's with tanks and weights on us, as we sat on the stern of the boat with our masks and fins on -ready to dive. Included in dive package is a day trip to Grand Turk, 9 miles away, with two dives there. Great restaurant at Island Thyme. Always a fairly strong breeze, which was quite comfortable - never too hot or too cold. $.50 a pound charged by Interisland Airways for over 40 lbs of luggage from Provo to Salt Cay.
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