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

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Rob and Judy McDonald, MD, USA
Report Number 1189
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Caymans, Tobago, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Standard with following your computer.  Above 100 feet. Dive with buddy or
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
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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