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Dive Review of Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers/Ocean Club East in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers/Ocean Club East, May, 2005,

by Gregory Kiyoi, CA, USA . Report 1714.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We confirmed what we were told about this being an awesome operation. From the store front staff to the dive boat crews they were friendly and accomodating. When we arrived our gear was setup at a dive station, they asked our weight configuration (we were integrated) and set it up as well. After each dive they took our bc/tank off at the swim step and swaped tanks for us. After the last dive they would breakdown our gear for us and we simply put it into the gear bag. When we returned to port they would unload, rinse and hang our gear for us. It was hung/stored in a secure locked area. Very detailed dive briefings and the site was always drawn on a huge whiteboard for all to see. Nice ammenities (the little things)- 500psi mask defog in large dispensers on both sides of the boat, sun tan lotion, listerine in a spray bottle for your mouth piece. Great snacks between dives and plenty of drinks.
Between dives at NW Point, Mickey cruised the boat near shore so we could snorkel or swim to shore. They have boats at the North and South side of the island so boat rides are within 45-60minutes to NW Point or to West Caicos/French Cay. Friendliest bunch of people I've met. Kudo's to an incredible operation and thanks to Mickey, Jayne, Murray, Enriquez, John and Melinda.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving California, Florida, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 71-78°F / 22-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Dedicated table for cameras, fresh water rinse tank (on boat and shore)
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