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

Bohio Dive Resort: "Good Resort, Decent Diving", Oct, 2015,

by George Borton, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8526 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments First of all the resort was very good. Ginny and Tom (owners) went out of their way to be accommodating. Food during the week was very good. Breakfast and lunch were included in our package, dinner was separate. The resort dinners were on the pricey side but when you consider how they have to get their food and look at the prices in the grocery store it is understandable. The portions were huge and most of us could not eat the whole serving.
Dive operation is good. Boats are small - we had at most six on a boat. They are open basic flat bottom boats with no amenities. However, the dive sites are a five minute ride and you return to shore for surface interval so the lack of amenities is not a problem. The wall is even a swimmable distance - however, it is a long swim. If you want to do an afternoon "shore" dive the best thing is to get a boat operator to drop you off on the wall and then swim back starting with about 1100 psi. There was no camera bucket on board but there was a separate fresh water tank on shore and you could leave it in there during the surface interval.
The coral is healthy and the wall is spectacular. Lots of fish and critters - even a few odd ones. Saw a couple of hawksbill turtles - one was a juvenile.
The only disappointment was the lack of pelagics and even the lack of eels. In our group we saw two spotted morays and one green moray. A couple of nurse sharks were seen, and one person saw a couple of dolphins in the distance. But we didn't see any reef sharks or eagle rays or what would be considered relatively large animals.
Most of the dives were relatively deep 90-110' but the top of the reef was generally 25' or so which essentially made the last half of the dive a safety stop.
We had absolutely flat waters and 100' vis the first two days. A storm came in and stopped diving for Tuesday, then some chop Wednesday and Thursday but still decent diving. Friday was calm again.
Websites Bohio Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Yap, Palau, Bali, Cozumel, Curacao, Malasia, Hawaii, Belize, Roatan, Utila, Brazil
Closest Airport Grand Turk Getting There Fly to Provodenciales and take an Inter-Caribbean flight to Grand Turk

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real limits. The dive guide went with us, but we were pretty free to go as deep or as shallow as we wished.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments No rinse bucket on the boat but the surface interval on shore gave you a chance to leave your camera in the camera basin there. Boats had little space and once we did our surface interval aboard because of choppy shore conditions (our choice - the divemaster would have gone in if we wished) so taking care of the camera was difficult.
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