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

May, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Irina Zeylikman, MA, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 501
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire (multiple times), Curacao (multiple times), Cozumel (multiple
times), Provo, Belize, Great Barrier Reef, Cayman Islands (all three of
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Commo sence  
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
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
There was no setup for camera, not even a rinse bucket. I had to ask the
dive master to get me one.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
The diving on Grand Turk is very good, but there are much better places out
there (Little Cayman, for example). 
Dive Operation: We were unpleasantly surprised with Sea Eye as the dive
operation. Our tanks were never full, the best we could hope for was 2500
psi. People at the dive shop were filling them under the blazing sun
standing in about 5 inches of water. No wonder, when  the tanks cooled
down, they were only 3/4 full. The dive operation's building looked like it
was going to fall down any minute, the dive shop itself was mostly closed
the whole week. Some people on the boat had rented their gear, and it was
obvious that the gear has seen better days. If it was not for Smitty (our
dive master), the trip would've been a big disappoinment. Smitty tried his
best to make our diving the most enjoyable experience, but he only could do
so much. We never knew if our boat was going to start, or we would have to
swim ashore (which we did once). Our BCs and regs were kept aboard all
week, not rinsed even once. The dive shop does not have any facilities to
store gear. The state of the dive operation looks like the owners have
absolutely no interest in it.
Hotel: Osprey Beach Hotel is being renovated slowly, but surely.
Unfortunately we stayed in the room that has not been renovated, yet. We
had some problems with equipment in the room but everything was eventually
fixed. The rooms are big and have a small kitchen. 
Food and service: The quality of food on a island is really below average,
and service is exteremely slow. We waited 2.5 hours for our lunch one day. 

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