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

Salt Cay Divers/Tradewinds, Nov, 2002,

by Judy and Rob McDonald, MD, USA . Report 667.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Tobago, Bonaire, Bahamas, Grand Turk, Provo, Barbados, St. Lucia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal restrictions to be on boat with 500, no deeper than 100', buddy dive. Nothing was written in stone and no one checked to make sure you had exactly 500 psi on return to the boat. Dive masters knew what was going on and your limits.
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 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 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 I just had a digital camera so I dont know what the set up was but I dont think there was any.

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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We have been to Salt Cay to dive with Debbie and Ollie many times. I think each time is better than the last. This time we had Mike as our divemaster and he was terrific. I got my Advanced Open Water and he finally made the compass my friend. This is a small operation and if you want big boats with a head, shower and camera table go somewhere else. The objective here is to dive, dive, dive. Water warm and clear. Not a large amount of big critters but enough to keep you very interested. Corals are great. Trip over to Grand Turk to dive was very good. This is easy diving and great for beginners but also great for people who want a laid back dive vacation. I am hesitant to tell you how good they are because we want to keep them just for ourselves. I dont know what will happen when Grand Turk gets cruise ships in but given the limited space on this island we are hoping the operation stays just like it is now. We stayed, again, at the Tradewinds. As usual it was clean, roomy and comfortable. The food at Island Tyme is better than what we have at many islands that are much bigger. Porter is a gracious host and you feel you have come to have your meal with him. Very small but any place that gives you Eggs Benedict made with lobster for breakfast is all you will ever need.
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