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Dive Review of Bohio Dive Resort in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

Bohio Dive Resort, Aug, 2014,

by Kathy Minke, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7705.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We loved Bohio. The set up is completely diver friendly. We met the dive masters the first day, got our gear straight, and then left it to them. The rental gear was new and in great repair. There was a fresh water rinse tank for wetsuits, etc. and a convenient space to hang everything. We loved diving with both Jesse and Ollie; they were both very patient with less experienced divers; more experienced divers could extend their dives (with just the 500 psi guideline). The dive sites are very close to shore so short boat rides and the surface intervals were at the resort. Morning boats left around 9 so no rushing; most dives had 3-6 divers. Afternoon and night dives could be arranged, but we stuck just to our two morning dives.

Our package included 5 days of two-tank diving with breakfast and lunch included. We were a little concerned about this having had bad experiences with all inclusive packages in the past. But the food was both plentiful and delicious. You do need to be prepared for the cost of dinner and drinks. Entrees were around $30-40 but, again, really well prepared and tasty. It was the end of the week before we figured out that we should have saved some fruit from breakfast for the surface interval; nothing was offered at that time. On the two days when the cruise ships were in, there were a ton of people on the beach (some of them quite surly) but the resort does a good job of keeping chairs, space, and the pool available to hotel guests. Because the resort only has 16 units, I'm sure they need to cruise ship business to stay afloat. It was really only a minor irritant and the rest of the week the beach was pretty deserted. The staff was really friendly and worked hard to make us comfortable. The rooms were clean and comfortable; we had a fridge, bottled water, and access to ice. Any minor concerns were attended to promptly.

Our first dive was marked by a serious current but the rest of the week, it was like diving in an aquarium. Very calm, mostly clear, and relaxed. We saw turtles, large grouper, huge crabs, lobsters, and tons of colorful juvenile fish. The corals were stunning. The snorkeling from the beach was pretty nice; not a ton of fish but we saw barracuda, flounder, and puffers.

If you want a very relaxed vacation, stress-free diving, and lots of lounging time, this is the place. I hope we have the opportunity to return!
Websites Bohio Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Australia, Panama, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Notify dive master at 1/2 tank; onboard with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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]
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By Cynthia Roycein CA, US at Sep 14, 2014 21:46 EST  
I thought that the cruise ships were only in the south. Do they get taxied up there to Bohio?
By report author: Kathy Minke in MD, US at Sep 14, 2014 21:57 EST  
Yes, they come in taxis. One ship was ok but the one later in the week was full of surly, unhappy people who bullied the staff and were NOT having a good time. Yuck. But, it was a minor inconvenience in an otherwise fantastic week.
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