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#1 Evil Bill

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Posted 25 February 2003 - 01:49 AM

Looking at a Turks & Caicos Trip in Aug. and was interested in getting feedback on experiences there. The trip is to the Allegro Turks & Caicos, an all inclusive resort. Haven't gotten the dive operations yet. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks. Looking forward to a totally digital trip!! B)

#2 donauw

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Posted 25 February 2003 - 06:20 AM

I can't speak to the larger islands, but we just got back from a week on Grand Turk and it was great! Vis in the 150 range, great reef life. Dive sites all within about 10 minutes.

It is my understanding that the main island is much more like Grand Cayman with condos, hotels, all inclusives and that the trip to the better dive sites can be long.

Photos from Grand Turk at http://www.dixonphotos.net

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#3 scottyb

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Posted 25 February 2003 - 03:30 PM

I was in Provo two years ago. We used Provo Turtle Divers and was pleased with the quality but not the quantity. We like to dive lots and found this difficult due to their (everyone's) laid back attitude and distance to the better diving. They offer a 3 dive day, 1 day a week and two dives the other days. Unfortunately it was the day before we were to fly. We only managed 10 dives in a week, partially due to our night dive getting rained out.

The better diving is at Northwest Point or West Caicos. Grace bay, their version of seven mile beach, is mediocre for diving. You should insist that they take you elsewhere after 1st day checkout dives. The walls are spectacular. You have to see the beach with the Tiki Huts at Northwest Point. It's the best beach I have ever seen. You will probably get to do your surface interval there while diving Northwest Point.

I was only at the Allegro at the casino (not my usual cup of tea). Most of the restauraunts on the island are very good but very expensive.

As you can see the resorts are sparsely located, unlike Grand Cayman. I will defenitely go back but probably on a live-aboard.