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Dive Review of Turks and Caicos Adventures/The Seagate in
Turks and Caicos/Providentiales

March, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Cathy Mack, DC, USA
Report Number 1828
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Needed to always dive with a buddy but could dive on your own without dive
master.  Dive masters always available to lead dives if you prefer.  
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
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Fifi, who owns the business, lost his wonderful catamaran so we were diving
on a small boat.  Because of the rough waters, we switched to another
operator for our second week.  I suspect that his boat is repaired by now. 
This was our third year with him and he runs a first rate operation.  The
Seagate, where we stayed, is a large apartment (in a small mansion which is
only apartments) that is right behind Coral Gardens.  A real bargain and
wonderfully located.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
We have been to Provo for five years in a row during the first week of
March and this was the first where we experienced really rough seas and
generally bad weather.  The island itself is getting really built up and
should be visited now before it is too late.  It is turning into another
Grand Cayman with too many people and too many fast cars.  Turks and Caicos
Adventures has stayed relatively unaffected, as has The Seagate.  A
wonderful island with great diving except that the long boat trips are only
fun when Fifi's big boat is operating which no doubt it is by now.  His
dive instructors and dive masters are really wonderful and the service on
the boat is terrific.
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