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Dive Review of Provo Divers/Royal West Indies in
Turks and Caicos

Provo Divers/Royal West Indies, May, 2005,

by Rod Dingess, NC, USA . Report 1723.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Roatan, Bonaire, Cayman Brac, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola, Bahamas, Florida , North Carolina, San Diego,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression dives, try to stay less than 100 fsw, back on boat with 500 psi,
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I made 10 dives total. Sites ranged from below average to outstanding. The site called "Aquarium" in Grace Bay area is world class for variety of intermediate sized species. French Cay has spectacular walls, and coral. Dive Provo has wonderful staff. Special kudos for Claudia, Lucy, Chris, David and Jules. Boat was comfortable, snacks were above average, lots of choices for hydration between and after dives. Well organized, and made double checks on all roll calls. Dive shop was way too retail oriented, quite lacking in gear, over loaded with T-shirts. One diver went off by herself, the infraction was picked up within 5 minutes of the beginning of the dive, and an immediate recall and search was commenced. The lady was immediately found, quite professionally and nicely reminded to stay with a buddy, and the dives continued. Being a dive professional myself, I was quite favorably impressed. I would dive with Prove again, and I would most definitely stay at Royal West Indies again.
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