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Dive Review of Caicos Adventures/Turks and Caicos Club in
Turks and Caicos/Provo

Caicos Adventures/Turks and Caicos Club, Jul, 2007,

by Chuck Oman, MA, USA ( 1 report). Report 3434.

No photos available at this time

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 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Our two families spent first week of July in Provo at Turks and Caicos Club. Relatively small (21 units), 4 years old, well maintained by friendly, courteous staff, beautiful white sand beach away from bustle of Turtle Cove and Grace Bay condo construction. Snorkeling reef Units were large and well furnished - kitchenette, washer and dryer, etc. No rain all week - so no mosquitoes, either. Rates included breakfast. The T&CC restaurant, Simba, is good but their lunch and dinner menus became repetitious after a day or two. (Some "specials" have been special for months...). So you'll eventually need a taxi or rental car. Of the 4 other restaurants on Provo we tried, we particularly enjoyed Magnolia and Anacaona.

Three of us spent 3 days with Caicos Adventures, diving the reef and walls at West Caicos and French Key, while taking PADI AOW and nitrox courses. Most of our dives were 55-100 feet. Owner/skipper Fifi Kunz, his instructors Rich and Lil Moniz and the rest of the dive staff were very friendly, knowledgable and professional. Hotel pickup and dropoff were included. We all learned a lot, had great fun, and I returned with some good photos of coral and small critters - including a lionfish. Fifi's two cats are superbly equipped dive boats: roomy, dual ladders with deco bar beneath, fresh water showers, large and clean head, stable, and fast enough so the 18 mile trip to West Caicos took only 45 minutes. Even though it was the 4th of July week, they didn't overcrowd. And great sandwiches - en baguette, naturellement.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cayman Cozumel Bonaire Barbados Dominica St. Lucia St. Thomas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-0°F / 29--18°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Wall diving. Dive your own profile, but computer required.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Caicos Cat well set up for UWP.
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