from 4 reviews
PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort
Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers
PO Box 219
Turks and Caicos Islands
3rd May 2011 by mkappus
Excellent time diving with Provo Turtle Divers
Visit Date: April 2011
I just spent 2 days diving with Provo Turtle Divers and was incredibly impressed. The boat was excellent, spacious, and well laid out for diving. The crew was incredibly helpful and attentive to all our needs. We were diving with 2 younger divers aged 14 and 11 and our divemaster was amazing with them.
I highly recommend Provo Turtle Divers. Be aware that diving in Turks and Caicos seems pricier than other places I have been to. Provo Turtle Divers is competitive with local rates, but more than I was used to paying.
1st March 2010 by geauxtigers318
fantastic experience with turtle divers
Visit Date: January 2010
This is the second time I have visited Provo and the second time that I have dived with Provo Turtle Divers. I completed my PADI Advanced over three years ago and on this occasion I managed 2 days of diving. Great experience by staff that are well organized and knowledgeable. If you bring your own equipment, they will store it for you have it set up for diving. I used mine, with the exception of a computer, which I had to rent as mine died, but my buddy rented their equipment, which was all in good order.
The dive groups were small and we did not visit the same sites twice. On one occasion, there were just two of us and on another, there were three. On one of our dives, I was very fortunate in being able to see a pair of Humpback Whales!!
Of all the places I have travelled in the Caribbean, such as Antigua, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Grenada, this is by far my best experience and I am looking forward in returning
28th March 2009 by malter
provo turtle divers
Visit Date: February 2009
did 2 tank dive at west caicos site with these guys. i thought they were pretty professional and courteous. reasonable support for cameras too!!!
it was a small group, captain and one DM and 7 divers. i really enjoyed it.
long boat rides seemed to be the norm at turks and caicos, but it is worth it. if you have sea sickness issues wear a patch.
22nd March 2009 by jcoley2
TLC is the name of the game at PTD
Visit Date: December 2008
I read some of the negative reviews of PTD, and quite frankly, am shocked as it did not sit squarely with my families experiences. We used PTD for almost our entire 10 day stay, diving every day but travel days. We also used Dive Provo (DP) and we recommend both highly. They are different, so you should read my review of DP to see which you want to use. Or else be like us and dive with PTD and they can book you thru to DP and handle all the billings.
What you get with PTD is a family oriented business run by husband and wife Dave and Melinda. Dave is an excellent dive master and quite frankly I found him the most knowledgeable of all the dive masters we used on our trip over December/January 2009.
Our family of five divers had 3 get their final ocean check out dives and 2 others already certified. We completed the checkouts with PTD, and in fact, had such a hard problem with our youngest son (12) clearing (due to a cold), that it took two additional trips to get him finally certified. Not only did PTD not charge us for the trips he did not dive, but the 12 year old went out on the boat by himself those days as the rest of the family was on DP and we had no issues!!!
What I like about PTD is the TLC they give you, and I think they are perfectly suited for those that want to learn (2 teaching instructors were excellent and warm and very good with kids), those that are maybe not as confident diving since Dave makes sure you dive with him. (DP let's you go off on your own.) I also like their boat better as it is a little more comfortable.
The only negatives between then and DP is DP serves sandwiches (as opposed to just snacks on PTD), and since PTD only utilized one boat right now, you are forced to go on shallower anchorages if they are teaching that day, thereby limiting your sites to dive.
Bottom line: if you are a novice or intermediate, go with PTD, but if you are experienced and do not want the warmth and TLC, feel free to go with DP.