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Dive Review of Sea Eye diver/Turks head Inn in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

Sea Eye diver/Turks head Inn, May, 2002,

by Pat Mcguire, mo, usa . Report 56.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Provo, Cozumel, Antigua, San Salvador, St.Lucia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Come back with 500psi, not over 120ft
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]The turks head Inn was a former governors mansion that has been a hotel for several years. There is a new manager, who took over a few weeks before we arrived and he is very service oriented.
The food is the best on the island, but is expensive if ordered ala carte. We opted for the meal plan $40 US dollars/day which is a great deal, we had lobster for dinner most nights! The hotel service was great. The night of our night dive we were going to return after the kitchen was closed so we asked for a recommendation for Klaus(the manager). He told us he would keep the kitchen open until we returned. When we did, they did not rush us, but gave us a glass of wine, told us to shower while they prepared our meals. The dive operation With Sea Eye was less sucessful. No one ever checked our C cards, there was not oxygen on the boats, and the boats were left unattended while we dove with the divemaster who also served as boat captain. He was very good at finding small things- we saw several seahorses, and was generally pleasant. There were 2 divers who come back yearly just to dive with him. The boats left from shore to the close dive sites. Back roll into the water, long dive times, all dive times were over and hour. The coral is beautiful and very healthy, large schools of fish, no sharks seen, althoug one diver we met had seen a lemon shark, and manta the week before. I would consider one of the other dive operations. The island is very interesting, alot of abandoned buildings, no tourist spots, no souvenier shops. This is not a place for non-diver. I would recommend the turks and caicos museum, try and mmet the curator who is a very interesting guy.
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