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Dive Review of East Bay Resort in
Turks and Caicos/South Caicos Island

East Bay Resort: "Good Caribbean Diving", Jul, 2017,

by Richard Bruch, NC, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9726 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Luggage arrived with us. Our carry on luggage was not weighed. The flight from Providenciales did not have accomodation for much carry on luggage.
The dive shop at East Bay Resort is on the resort property. Very skilled dive master who moved slowly in the water. Diving was completely safe, no need for a snorkel. Back roll entry and exit the water via a ladder at the rear of the zodiac.
Five dive sites are routinely used, all 5-10 minutes from the resort.
Our favorite site was The Arch with a school of Amberjack in the arch and the top of the arch with fans and good corals and a school of blue striped grunts.
Also saw a few turtles, a selection of southern sting rays, a school of 4 eagle rays, and many parrotfish.
No need for a wet suit, no thermocline, warm water diving.
The East Bay Resort has a small menu. Dining in town is an option. Our room had a beautiful view of the ocean and included a clothes washer and dryer. We did not return home with stinky dive gear!
Websites East Bay Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Extensive Fiji and French Polynesia diiving
Closest Airport South Caicos Airport (XSC) Getting There Twenty minute Non-stop from Providenciales (PLS)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Diving limited by one's air consumption.
This dive shop daily has a one tank dive at 10:00 am and a one tank dive at about 1:30 or 2:00 pm.
All dives are "led" dives, usually at a dive mooring, or anchor was dropped if needed. This meant we could always descend on while holding onto a line.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Basically dive from a zodiac with no rinse bucket. Dive master moved slowly and allowed for photographers to take their images.
Few divers in late July. We may return in late January or February to try and see whales.
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