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Dive Review of Grand Turk Diving in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

Grand Turk Diving: "Grand Turk diving still grand!", Nov, 2014,

by Susan M Fuchs, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7950 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 1 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Diving at Grand Turk is still amazing. The walls are in good condition, and go on forever! Lots of tangs, snapper, grunts, black durgeons, parrotfish, juvenile fish of many varieties and good sized grouper!. The dive operators have been spearing lionfish for several years, so only saw 3 in during the week. Smitty is still awesome to dive with. He found an octopus in a conch shell, did spear a lionfish-but it was taken off the spear by a grouper. On 2 dives, the groupers just followed us waiting for food, as they will not hunt lionfish, but are happy to eat them once you kill them. Saw some giant crabs and lobster on the night dive, and lots of bioluminescence in the water (you have to turn off your dive lights). Jason is a new dive instructor working with Smitty and is great- barely uses air, keeps track of everyone, and finds the dive boat!
Grand Turk runs 6 pack boats: go out for 2 dives in the morning, returning to the beach between dives for surface interval.
The cruises ships come in almost everyday, but Cockburn town is still very quiet at night. One thing I didn't miss- no crowing roosters at sunrise, but there are still wild donkeys around.
Websites Grand Turk Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Indonesia, Thailand, Palau
Closest Airport Grand Turk Getting There Fly via Intracarribean or Caicos Air from Provo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Depth depending on when wall starts. All dives were 1 hour (used computer)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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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