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Dive Review of Flamingo Divers in
Turks and Caicos/Provo and West Caicos

Flamingo Divers, Jun, 2002,

by James Bolton, GA, USA . Report 269.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, BVI, Cancun, Fl Keys, New England
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Very few restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Good: Personal service. Liked that the operation issued a dive bag for gear. They kept the dive bag, cleaned the gear and had it ready on the boat for the next dive.

2 Boats: One in good condition and one in fair to poor condition.

It's a long ride out to West Caicos from Provo and a bumpy wet ride back into the prevailing winds.

During our stay in early June, we were often the only two people on the boat. The operators were flexible and allowed us to dive how we wished. Diving on the wall is astounding in the scale. In many places, the top of the wall is in 75 feet. Currents were light and navigation is straightforward, once you find the wall.

Despite the windy conditions, we were able to find sheltered waters to dive from.

One safety note: My partner began the week using the patch to prevent seasickness. On the first dive at depth, she felt dizzy and faint. We aborted the dive, removed the patch and had no problems the remaider of our dives.
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