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Dive Review of Blue Water Divers/Osprey Beach Hotel in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk Island

Blue Water Divers/Osprey Beach Hotel: "Cannot recommend Blue Water Divers, Osprey Beach Hotel, Grand Turk", Jan, 2024,

by NEAL LANGERMAN, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 12885 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The British West Indies are part of the island chain separating the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. As such, the islands tend to have interesting diversity of marine life and topography. Grand Turk Island, in the archipelago of Turks & Caicos certainly has dramatic walls and the potential for pelagic life because of the 7000’ (2134 m) depths. Sadly, over 14 dives only a few reef sharks cruised by. On the very first dive, we saw – briefly – the fluke of a humpback, and very, very occasionally heard their songs. The reefs were badly covered with sand and the corals looked unhealthy, with significant bleaching. Even the small fish and common reef critters were not abundant. Overall, the marine life and seascape views were disappointing.

This by itself is not enough to justify the title to this review. Blue Water Divers bills its responsibilities as (1) diver safety and (2) reef stewardship. On the second item, they did pay some attention to diver’s (including me) contact with the reef. However, on six of the 14 dives we did, they used an anchor, rather than a mooring, and on each of those instances, I noted the anchor dragging across coral as it bit into the sand. As to safety, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Blue Water Divers   Osprey Beach Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All of continental USA; Caribbean, Gulf, Sea of Cortez, Eastern & Western Pacific & more
Closest Airport Grand Turk Island Airport Getting There Fly to Providenciales and take local flight to Island (DO NOT FLY CAICOS EXPRESS)

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 26-27°C / 79-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-90 Ft/ 9-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 80' suggested; not enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments DO NOT BRING A LARGE CAMERA KIT. A small Sea&Sea or GoPro OK. My Hero 12 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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