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Dive Review of Reef Divers/East Bay Resort in
Turks and Caicos/South Caicos Island

Reef Divers/East Bay Resort: "Enjoyable diving in South Caicos, diving cut short", Jan, 2023,

by Fred Dinkler, ID, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12324 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments East Bay resort is in transition. Later this year (2023) it will be renovated into a high-end resort with expanded restaurants, multiple pools with saunas and a large dive shop. The current plans are to reopen in 2024 under a new name "Saltera" managed by Marriott. Diving will continue to be operated by Reef Divers.

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Websites Reef Divers   East Bay Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport South Caicos Airport (XSC) Getting There Intercaribbean Airlines and Caicos Express fly to XSC from Providenciales ($135 round trip)
Flights into Providenciales from MIA, DFW, JFK, Charlotte, Toronto and UK on British Airways, American, United and Delta.
South Caicos airport is expanding to accommodate direct flights. A new terminal building is under construction. The new tower, admin offices and firefighter garage were just completed the day we left.
The current XSC terminal is a white wedding tent with a gate agent and folding chairs

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Diving is in a marine reserve, so no gloves, no fishing, no touching
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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