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Dive Review of Dive Provo /Royal West Indies in
Turks and Caicos/Provenciales

Dive Provo /Royal West Indies: "January 2018 — Turks and Caicos.", Jan, 2018,

by Dewey Hess, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10112 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We dove with Dive Provo for six consecutive days. All dives were done from a boat. Rides to the sites took about an hour each day. We were picked up at 8:00am and returned to our hotel about 3:00PM each day. Pick up was always on time promptly.

The reefs were in reasonably good condition considering the hurricane that recently passed. Reefs started at about 40’ and dropped over the wall to a depth alleged to be up to 6000’. I think I will trust that assessment. Saw turtles, octopi, lots of sharks; mostly reef sharks but did see one lemon shark, crabs, huge Nassau groupers, there were plenty of lobster and southern sting rays, a few eagle rays, and one rough tail ray. We heard but did not see the whales.

The dive masters always put out a marker on the sand near the wall and boat to make finding the boat simple upon return The dive masters would return to the boat in about 40 minutes and then look for things around the boat. If diving your own profile, you needed to be back on the boat in 60 minutes. Following the local dive masters was not required.

The dive masters on the boat were more than accommodating. You could follow them or dive your own profile with a buddy. Lunch was supplied on the boat each day consisting of sandwiches and a sweet bread. Lemonaide,and water was bountiful. At day’s end the dive masters cleaned and stored your equipment. At the beginning of the day they set up your gear and changed tanks for you if you wished. All of them were very friendly and fun. It was obvious that they enjoyed their jobs. It was easy to make friends with each of them.

If we return to Turks and Caicos, we will definitely use Dive Provo again.
Websites Dive Provo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Belize, Roatan, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Florida, North Carolina, Mexico, various lakes and quarries
Closest Airport Provenciiales Getting There Direct from Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-120 Ft/ 24-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions First dive limited to 100’, second dive limited to 80’. All dives limited to 60 minutes. Return to the boast with 500psi, No deco diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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 Had tank on boat for cameras. Clearly specified not using tank for anything else, especially mask rinsing. Reason given is that some mask defogs may affect camera seals.
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