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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, Feb, 2003,

by Martina Schlauch Jones, IL, USA . Report 473.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Aruba, Cozumel, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30 to 140 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits were provided for each dive and the amount of air remaining in tank at the end of the dive was specified at 750 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 2rd trip to Grand Turk, and, as usual, Blue Water Divers did a fabulous job of accomodating our diving needs and wishes. Mitch has some new staff on board, and they are all as helpful, friendly and fun as ever! We saw tons of trunkfish, cow fish, and trumpet fish. Craig (our divemaster on the first few days) found some great sutff - a baby hawksbill turtle, flamingo tongue, and spotted drum. We saw several stingrays, lizard fish, porcupine fish, and Mitch found an indigo hamlet on the last dive.

We stayed in one of the newly remodeled rooms at the Osprey Beach hotel. Jenny et. al. have done a fabulous job with this place - the rooms and furniture are simple yet lovely. The bar is great - we loved Allen!! The restaurant is as good as ever - the barbeque nights are the best, with fresh lobster on the grill.

The only bummer was learning that a new pier is being built on Grand Turk so that big cruise ships can start coming there. I hope it will not ruin the quaintness of the island!
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