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Dive Review of Salt Cay Divers in
Turks and Caicos

September, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Jack M. Bernstein, oh, USA
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Report Number 5105
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Most of the caribbean, Costa Rica, Red Sea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
No bucket but all intervals on shore. Easy to wash iff gear
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
We went in May, 2009. What a nice time! This was our second time on Salt
Cay. It is the place that time forgot. Debbie (the owner of the dive shop)
got us some food so that we could cook but we had no issues eating at her
restaurant/ bar or at Ms. Pat's, a local home/ restaurant. Island Thyme was
closed since it was close to summer (sigh). We were also able to pick up
food to cook ourselves. Debbie would pick us up in her truck every day to
take us to the dive shop.

Diving here is VERY mellow. We were diving with another couple and the four
of us were the only ones on our boat. We discussed dive sites with the dive
masters (both excellent) and they took us wherever it was best. Our
profiles were until we ran out of air! We were sometimes down for > 1
hour. Depths were reasonable. You could go down to > 100 feet but we
were happy in the mid-depths. Lots of the usual caribbean flora.
Unfortunately, lots of Lionfish. We saw at least 8 over 3 days. No big fish
and we were late for whales.

Another point is that the dive boat docks by the restaurant. We would order
lunch between the first and second dives. We always had a good lunch and
home baked key lime pie.

A small caveat. If you crave excitement, this is not the place to be.
Population < 100. TV and internet is intermittent.  However, for us, the
combination of a very mellow place to stay and customized diving was very
comforting. We will come back again. 
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