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Dive Review of Ocean Vibes/Alexandra Resort in
Turks and Caicos/West Caicos, Providenciales

Ocean Vibes/Alexandra Resort: "Ocean Vibes", Nov, 2014,

by George Lynch, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8065.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Ocean Vibes provided easy-going, laid back diving with small groups when I was there in late November. Van pick up at hotels on Grace Bay, Providenciales, then short drive to south side of island (usually), followed by long, pleasant trip (45 minutes or so) to West Caicos where the diving was very nice. Lots of reef sharks, good array of reef fish and some pelagics. Heard humpback whale repeatedly on one dive. Nice wall a short swim from where we moored over a roughly 50 foot bottom of beautiful patch reef and sand with lots of large barrel sponges. With only 3 divers one day they took us off of Grace Bay, which is a very short trip from north side of island- offshore from hotel area, outside of reef. Visibility here is much less than off West Caicos, in fact was quite poor on one dive, but still lots of fish and several turtles, so not horrible diving. You didn't come here to dive this area though, so push for West Caicos if possible. Ocean Vibes did take just 3 divers over to West Caicos one day, so thanks to them for that. Crew very friendly, helpful, professional, but don't baby you or hover too closely. If you know what you are doing, they treat you as you'd like, but give help to those who need it. Easy-going about groups staying loosely together and coming up when we wanted, rather than herding and tight adherence to schedule. None of that constantly banging on the tank crap if you wander off a short distance (I hate that.) Only dived (no, it isn't "dove") with them three days, so limited experience, but really liked what I saw and I'm pretty particular. Boat was great. Sandwich, snack on boat between dives- adequate. Plenty of beverages. As far as I know, they do a two tank dive (which usually takes up much of the day - P/U 8 AM, back around 2:30 for West Caicos trip) but didn't appear to be any night diving or shore dives. Weather and water temp were fantastic - great time of year to go, wasn't crowded. Thanks to Curtis, Andrae, and Blue!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Egypt, Fiji, Bay Islands Honduras, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Middle Cayman, Kenya, Tanzania, Jamaica, Bonaire, Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Massachusetts, Malaysia, Indonesia
Closest Airport Providenciales Getting There easy to get there from US

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 20-75 Ft/ 6-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recommendations made, not intrusively enforced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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