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Dive Review of Caicos Adventures in
Turks and Caicos

Caicos Adventures, Apr, 2008,

by Martin Kelly, Ma, USA ( 2 reports). Report 4083.

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 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [Provo- This hot travel destination-is cooling off a bit which can be a good thing-it may stop the hotel overbuilding...
My wife and I stayed at the Royal West Indies Resort which was one of the nicest and plushist places we have ever stayed.We easily walked the beach at night after dinner - to restaurants like,Bella Luna,the return trip to Hemingways and the casino is close by for some blackjack. We chose a garden view room which had a great view of the pool and even granite counter tops in our kitchenette ! The house Restaurant "Mango Reef" we ate at at least 3 times and were very surprised at the fantastic seafood dishes- some with curry- which is common here.We saved money by eating in a few times.
Our favorite restaurant was the Bella Luna, with fantastic seafood risotto -some of the best I have ever had- Generally, we were dissapointed with the food and exorbident prices, up to $230.00 for 2 ! Don't miss Da Conch Shack for Conch salad and rum !]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Bonaire3x, Grand Bahama, Florida WPB, FtL, Keys, Cozumel 3x, St Lucia, Aruba, Antigua, Turks and Caicos, NC]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Yes general guidelines that did not really get scrutinised once they saw what you were like as a diver but generally 80 feet the first dive]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [The boat Caicos adventures uses is quite spacious - a double hulled catamaran which is quite stable-for those long 40 minute trips.The rince bucket was a little small with 3 or 4 cameras in it at a time- it needs to be slightly larger ! We saw a reef shark on every other dive,and many spotted eagle rays-a turtle or 2 what more could you ask for. The sponges are huge and healthy and was quite satisified with the walls around West Caicos ]
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