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Dive Review of Dive Provo in
Turks and Caicos

Dive Provo : "Good wall, spur, and groove diving", Jun, 2018,

by Bill McManus, TN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10336.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The good: The dive shop was easily accessible - we stayed on the grounds of the resort, and they had a van to pick up any others in the locale. The dives: French Cay (Sites: Double D and 'the G Spot') and West Caicos were terrific - every reef species important to divers and cameramen - shark, eel, turtle, flamingo tongue, etc. As desired, they would load your equipment on/off the boat, rinse setup/breakdown, etc. The dive leaders were knowledgeable and helpful - pointing out various critters. I should add they proceeded at an excellent pace - slow as molasses! The dive and safety briefings were to-the-point and well done. The dive shop even addressed the inconvenience done to the group by a very unprepared diver.
The beach was excellent - my wife doesn't dive and spent the mornings there. We chose this over Grand Turk because of the availability of non-diving activities - restaurants, shopping, tours, etc.
Wish I'd known: Grace Bay is the go-to dive site - we went 2 of the 4 days I dove. Now, mind you - the Bay is much nicer than the quarries I usually dive in - but it's spur-and-groove diving, not the true - and more spectacular - wall diving that the islands are known for. I expected more robust coral and was struck at the seeming lack of reef fish in a couple sites. I would ask how much diving in French Cay or West Caicos you'll be guaranteed.
I'd go back, but if you're strictly into diving, you may want to consider another island or operator who can get you to the walls more often.
Websites Dive Provo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Historically, mostly cold-water, but have been on Florida's coasts and Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Providenciales Getting There flew AA from Charlotte

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 2: Solo divers were buddied with the dive leader, and 55-minute max dives. Neither were a problem for me
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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