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Dive Review of Sea Eye Divers/Osprey Beach Hotel in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

October, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Jill Guthrie & Mike Webber, BC, Canada
Report Number 337
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
St. Lucia, Cozumel, Big Island of Hawaii, Figi, and British Columbia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
85   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Return at 500 PSI.  We generally stay with guide but wondered when ever we
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 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  
Standard water tub for Camera, dive masters always helped you in and out of
boat and took care to help with camera's etc.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Sea Eye Divers dive masters (DM) always asked us where we had been and
tried to take us somewhere new each time.  Most 1st dives were alone with
DM and back to Osprey for SI and then a local retired couple often joined
for 2nd dive.  All dives were over 1 hour and few at 80+ minutes, depths 60
to 100 feet in 1st dives.

Most dives good vis, but due to earlier storms none were great.  Aquarium -
turtles, Tunnels - great swim throughs, Amphitheatre - tight swim thru
(optional of course)and sting rays, and nice wall after long shoot. Finbar
- huge crab and cute porcupinefish. 

Osprey Beach Hotel:  We got one of the newly renovated rooms with four
poster king bed on second floor near bar.  Room was perfect, bright, nice
white tiles, beautiful dark wood furniture with white immaculate linens and
nice deck over white sand beach and azure ocean. Jenny, the owner, was
great, and Allan, the manager (and sometimes cook) ran a fun bar with
locals and guests mingling and the best food on the island.  We did not
take meal plan as like to experiment. Nice to try other places but Osprey
had nicest food in the end.   Courtyard Cafe was great for breakfast and
lunch with nice home made specials daily.

The museum is great, with details on the Molassis Reef Shipreck etc and
talk to the manager, Brian, who knows so much (you catch at the Osprey bar

GRAND TURK was great, the one thing we recommend is the tourist board push
for a BOTTLE DEPOSIT SYSTEM so everyone will pick up their numerous pop and
beer cans ...easy solution for minimal costs for the one blight we found
when exporing by bike.

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