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Dive Review of Sea Eye/Island House in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

Sea Eye/Island House, Feb, 2005,

by Cathy Mack, DC, USA . Report 1829.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments February is chilly and windy and rough on Grand Turk. We had never been there that time of year. That being said, the island is so laid back and friendly that you sort of don't even care, particularly when you are there for several weeks, which we were. SeaEye was going through a rough time because the only dive master got sick and so we just went diving with the boat driver, who really knew all the dive sites and is a great diver but he is not a dive master. No problem because we were all experienced divers and we had lots of fun together. The weather improved as it got later in the month and I kept putting on more wet suits to get used to the cold water. Diving was terrific as usual. Island House is a particularly wonderful place to stay because it offers small apartments. Although it is not on the beach, the owner (Colin Brooker) gives each guest a truck/van and you can drive all over the place, including the beach, whenever you want. There is a pool and he is always around to help you out. So although I dont think I would go back in February (this was a rare opportunity because my husband was on sabbatical) I would go back to Grand Turk in a minute. It's not for everyone because it is so laid back without much to do other than explore, dive, swim, lay in the sun, eat, drink and read good books. But if you like doing those things, Grand Turk is for you. There is a self-selection process that goes on so only serious (and really nice and friendly) divers go there. Grand Turk has a brand new international airport and we are hoping that USAir will start flights directly there in the near future.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real limits. Use common sense.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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