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Dive Review of Flamingo Divers in
Turks and Caicos/Provencials

Flamingo Divers: "Great Diving - Diving with friends", Jul, 2018,

by Eric Sternbach, CA, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10567 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 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Diving with Flamingo is like diving with friends. Most of the boat will be filled with repeat customers. The max divers are 8 and I have been on with as few as 4. The Flamingo Spirt is tight fit with 8 on board, but not uncomfortable. And with such a small number, you really do interact with other divers. A nice way to meet new people from around the US, CA, UK, etc.

The ride to dive sites is about 45 minutes - usually calm and unbelievable shades of blue. Two dives that last about an hour, with a 1-hour surface interval and another 45 minutes back. Jayne usually takes the first dive, Mickey the second. Fruit and cookies as snacks.

Flamingo leaves at 8 so usually the first boat to dive sites, and back for lunch. Water to drink. Option to snorkel. Photos/videos are sent to divers at no cost. Drop off your gear, and every morning when you return is cleaned and set-up for you. Excellent quality rental gear available. Because of depths, computer required.

Likely to see reef sharks (80% of dives) and good chance of turtles and occasionally eagle rays, dolphin, hammerheads. (I have seen all these with Flamingo) Plus all the usual Caribbean suspects - large and small. Reefs are very healthy. Reefs are 45'-60' deep, and then the wall drop off. Because of the depth, hurricanes have not impacted reef at all. Nitrox is a good idea see shallow reefs deep. But air works fine if you watch your depth.

I have gone diving with most of the other TCI operators, but Flamingo is the best because of Micky and Jane, and the max 8 divers. No cattle boats, and you really do feel like your diving with friends and family.

Websites Flamingo Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Palau, GBR, Thailand
Closest Airport PLS Getting There From West Coast need to connect through Miami, Charlotte, Newark, Atlanta - based on your preferred airline

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Good amount of freedom. Generally not to go below 100' (not much to see below) and 1 hour or until all other divers have surfaced. (Don't be below by yourself)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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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