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Dive Review of Turks and Caicos Adventures/The Sands in
Turks and Caicos

February, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Frank Thompson, VA, USA
Report Number 2272
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac,
Little Cayman, Key Largo, Atlantic/Virginia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recommended max depth on first dive of 85 feet. Not strictly enforced.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Dove with Fifi in May for one day and had to come back for more. What I had
liked during my May visit was the "no cattle boat" promise on the
web site that was fulfilled during the one day trip in May.

In February 2006 it was a different story. On two occasions, there were 26
divers (not including crew) on one boat! It was a cattle boat to say the
least. I asked Fifi about this and he replied that it would still be a good
experience and better than his competitors. The crew was great at all
times. Very professional and friendly. The dives were overall very good
with an abundance of sharks and Eagle rays seen.

The space aboard the boat was horrible. It was difficult to move and gear
up on the crowded boat days (3 out of 5 days) where the number of divers
exceeded 25. There was no mention of taking out the second Cat just sitting
there waiting to be used.  Fifi was also not aboard on any of the trips
during this visit.

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