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

Blue Water Divers/Osprey Beach Hotel, Jul, 2002,

by Nicola Nelson, VA, USA . Report 152.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Cozumel, Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 0 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Wall dives--turn around at 1500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The good--off season so boats were uncrowded and our group of 6 got to choose most of the dive sites. Warm, calm water. Short boat rides. Outstanding coral including beautiful stand of black coral. Mitch Roller, owner of Blue Water Divers, is unique--great operator, outstanding divemaster, friendly and entertaining. Employs other friendly capable divemasters. Be sure to do the picnic on Gibbs Cay where the rays swim up to greet you. The Osprey Hotel is newly remodeled--tile floors, nice bathrooms, clean and friendly. As an added bonus Mitch also is a singer and guitar player who performs twice a week on the island. The bad--they needed tank caps so the divemaster doesn't start out with an empty tank, and should have taken more care to make sure divers air was turned on before the backward roll! Grand Turk is perfect for divers who want spectacular walls, great diving, and non-glitzy accomodations and dining.
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