Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

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

November, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Judy and Rob McDonald, MD, USA
Report Number 667
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
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

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
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):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
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.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 308 dive reviews of Turks and Caicos and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on Salt Cay Divers

All Turks and Caicos Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Turks and Caicos
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel
A full service dive travel agency that specializes in Turks & Caicos. We know the best Caribbean and Pacific diving

Want to assemble your own collection of Turks and Caicos reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.