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Dive Review of Flamingo Divers in
Turks and Caicos/Providenciales

Flamingo Divers, Jan, 2008,

by Greg Norman, IL, USA ( 1 report). Report 3817.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Great operation...8 divers max. The 28 ft. boat was great on the day I dove but there is limited shelter on a rainy day (who cares, suck it up!). Mickey and Jayne (principals) are attractive, professional, gracious and very competent hosts and crew. The boat is very well maintained and has full safety gear -- O2, radio, etc. Good boat briefing.

I usually prefer to set up my own gear, but didn't object when Mickey schlepped my gear aboard and set up my rig. Valet diving at its best. Both Jayne (hottie, BTW) and Mickey are quietly yet obviously competent -- reassuring.

The diving was great! Sunny, flat seas, and great vis. The NW point of Providenciales had great walls, lots of reef sharks, very healthy coral (no bleaching or algae cover) a couple of friendly turtles, and a whale that other boats reported off our stern that we unfortunately didn't see! Short and sweet site briefing w/ emphasis on navigation landmarks for an easy return to the boat for those going off on their own. Perfect. Profile is up to you, as long as no deco and you come up w/ 500 psi. I poodled around in the shallows for 20 min. longer than the others on my 1st dive w/ nary a comment other than a cheerful "how was the dive?" from Mickey.

I recommend Flamingo unreservedly, which is rare FWIW. I'll dive with them again.

Oops, battery is dieing!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Coz, Grand Turk, Bonaire, Dominica, St. Croix, Tobabo, Cay Sal, Belize, etc. in Carib
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77-78°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression, on boat w/ 500 lbs
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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