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Dive Review of Sea Eye/Island House in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Cathy Mack, DC, USA
Report Number 1829
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy, cloudy  
Water Temp
75   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No real limits.  Use common sense.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
February is chilly and windy and rough on Grand Turk.  We had never been
there that time of year.  That being said, the island is so laid back and
friendly that you sort of don't even care, particularly when you are there
for several weeks, which we were.  SeaEye was going through a rough time
because the only dive master got sick and so we just went diving with the
boat driver, who really knew all the dive sites and is a great diver but he
is not a dive master.  No problem because we were all experienced divers
and we had lots of fun together.  The weather improved as it got later in
the month and I kept putting on more wet suits to get used to the cold
water.  Diving was terrific as usual. Island House is a particularly
wonderful place to stay because it offers small apartments. Although it is
not on the beach, the owner (Colin Brooker) gives each guest a truck/van
and you can drive all over the place, including the beach, whenever you
want.  There is a pool and he is always around to help you out.  So
although I dont think I would go back in February (this was a rare
opportunity because my husband was on sabbatical) I would go back to Grand
Turk in a minute.  It's not for everyone because it is so laid back without
much to do other than explore, dive, swim, lay in the sun, eat, drink and
read good books.  But if you like doing those things, Grand Turk is for
you. There is a self-selection process that goes on so only serious (and
really nice and friendly) divers go there. Grand Turk has a brand new
international airport and we are hoping that USAir will start flights
directly there in the near future.
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