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Dive Review of Caicos Adventures in
Turks and Caicos

Caicos Adventures, Jul, 2005,

by Sheri Ray, TX, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 1795.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Saba; Utila; St. Maarten; Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Strongly encouraged depth limits; must have computer; could dive on your own or stay with divemaster.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Provided freshwater tank for cameras only and large area to care for cameras.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My husband and I enjoyed each dive and the ENTIRE dive experience while staying in Provodentiales. Caicos Adventures is an excellent dive operation, run and owned by "Fifi" Kunz, visit website at: [tcidiving.com link] Dove French Cay and West Caicos. Boat ride about 45 minutes to the sites. Two tank dives and a substantial sandwich between dives. If staying in Grace Bay or surrounding areas, will pick up divers in bus. P/u about 8 and back around 2ish. Lovely way to spend the day! Nitrox available.

The dive boat is a 54" catamaran built for divers. My favorite spot on the boat was in the very front, with my legs dangeling over the water watching the shimmering turquoise ocean speed by and seeing the flying fish in front of us. The crew, Andy, Oliver, Richard, and others took excellent care of everyone, from setting up the gear to leading the group dives to being fun to be with. We were planning on diving only 4 days, but quickly added the 5th day, because of the excellent diving and boat experiences! Coral is healthy, mostly wall dives, saw reef and nurse sharks on about 80% of the dives. Magical moments spent with a large turtle that swam along with our group! All the "usual suspects" in Caribbean sea life, which was diverse and healthy. Saw numbers of schooling fish. Areas protected from fishing. Ours was usually the only dive boat in the area. We will be back to dive with Fifi!

The dive boat rents a full line of gear. If yours breaks, you can replace it and not lose dive time! Several on our boat had malfuncting gear, but replaced it and were able to dive.

Eating: Both Aqua and Magnolia were excellent dining and romantic; Hemingway's was tastless, but great view; Tiki Hut was fun and filling and pretty cheap.

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