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

Salt Cay Divers/Tradewinds, Nov, 2003,

by Rob and Judy McDonald, MD, USA . Report 1189.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Caymans, Tobago, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Standard with following your computer. Above 100 feet. Dive with buddy or divemaster.
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is our favorite spot to dive (even bought some land here) and we have been here many times before. The quality of service never changes. If anything it gets better. Debbie and Ollie run the BEST dive operation. There is nothing they cant or wont do to make your stay enjoyable. Be prepared for a very small island that has no night life and not much more than the diving to do. If you need it you better bring it with you. Debbie does make a weekly trip to Grand Turk for supplies so you can get anything you want that way and of course let her know before you arrive and it will be waiting for you. Of course there is the food at Porter's great restaurant Island Thyme. This is a man who serves you eggs benedict using lobster meat instead of canadian bacon! The diving is superb. Small boats but that means only 6-7 people at the most and most of the time we were there we were the only two or two of only four on the boat. Very accommodating to the way you want to dive. Dive on you own or go with the divemaster. Coral is beautiful. Fish abundant. Did see a big spotted eagle ray out off the wall one day but that was the only "big" thing we saw. No limit on the turtles, stingrays, variety of smaller fish. Make sure to do the day trip to Grand Turk so you can dive there too.
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