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Dive Review of Ocean Vibes Scuba/Royal West Indies Resort in
Turks and Caicos/West Caicos

Ocean Vibes Scuba/Royal West Indies Resort, Jul, 2013,

by Daniel Fazekas, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7071.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The staff of Ocean Vibes is first class. We handed Andre and Curtis our gear and never had to worry about a thing. A dive light flooded on our second day, and it was repaired overnight. They are professional, friendly, fun, and safe.

The wall dives on West Caicos were excellent. The coral at 50' atop the wall ranged from stressed (by algae) to healthy. The dive boat, Island Beauty, is twin outboard with a stern ladder, head, and lots of bench seating for a comfortable one hour ride from Turtle Cove Marina. The dive operation provided a complimentary shuttle from our resort in Grace Bay to the marina and back. We will happily dive with Ocean Vibes on our next visit.

The lion fish have decimated the parrot fish population in some places, thus the algae is growing in those places. Overall, the reef is very healthy. Royal West Indies Resort is a beautiful property with an excellent on-site restaurant, and the beach at Grace Bay is the best we have ever seen. Front desk staff not very friendly, but rest of the staff is very nice. We had a spacious one bedroom unit with full kitchen, large balcony and ocean view. We would stay here again.
Websites Ocean Vibes Scuba   Royal West Indies Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Exuma Cays Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Florida Keys, Roatan, Kona, St. Croix, British Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-120 Ft/ 24-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100' max first dive, 70' max second dive, turnaround at 1500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh water in large bucket for cameras and computers.
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