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Dive Review of Caicos Adventures/Sands Resort in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

Caicos Adventures/Sands Resort, Feb, 2003,

by Robin Masson, NY, USA . Report 372.

No photos available at this time

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 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Excellent boat, fast smooth ride to West Caicos and French Cay. Dive sites in great condition, lots of fish and HUGE sponges. Small groups on guided dives. Decent dive briefings. Good rental gear. Lunches not very good, but they filled the belly. Fifi & his staff are fun, enthusiastic, and dedicated to excellent customer service. His reputation is well-deserved. You need to bring your own towels, but otherwise, all needs met on board. Boat is on south side of island -- Fifi will pick you up at your hotel at 8:15 AM, or you can rent a car and go on your own. The Sands Resort is a beautiful all-suite resort on a gorgeous beach and gardens, with spacious accommodations. Good value for the price. Well-equipped kitchens mean you can eat meals in to save $$ or just relax "at home". Island is safe, people are friendly. Good grocery store if you want to cook at "home". Hyperbaric chamber on island. Good medical clinic [unfortunately, I learned first-hand] with appointments available on the day I called.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Sea of Cortez & Great Barrier Reef/Coral Sea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-200 Ft/ 30-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Computer required for 3-dive day; otherwise, just come up with 500psi. Suggested depth limits, but not enforced. Option to dive with guide or in buddy team.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dry area in front of boat, small fresh water bucket for cameras -- o.k. if not too many cameras. 1-hour print processing 5 minutes from dive op.
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