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Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers

Turtle Cove Marina | Ocean Club Resorts, Providenciales
+1 649-946-4232
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Ranked #16 of 79 Activities in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Dive With the Oldest and Most Respected Dive Operation in the Turks & Caicos Islands....... Established in 1970, Provo Turtle Divers, Ltd. Is the... more » Owner description: Dive With the Oldest and Most Respected Dive Operation in the Turks & Caicos Islands....... Established in 1970, Provo Turtle Divers, Ltd. Is the oldest and most experienced dive operation in the Turks & Caicos Islands. For over 44 years we have explored the reefs and walls of these islands, discovering new dive sites and uncovering some of the most unusual underwater spectacles accessible to divers in the Turks & Caicos. We believe in small group diving with concierge level service - no "cattle boat" diving with us! « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My three sons and I did three days of diving with PTD. We were newly certified and were looking for a shop that would provide the kind of support that newbies typically require. I can't thank them enough! The dives were great (especially the Crack and the Aquarium) and the DM's were good guys. PTD were professional and the boat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went out with Dave the owner. It was a very special dive my daughters first time diving and she was in very caring hands. Dave and his crew were very fun to be with and made this dive the best I have had in many years. They even have a cool dog that helps take mooring lines off the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I'm a new diver. I was very impressed by the patients they had. I couldn't have had a better first experience of diving. It will be a life long memory. They make me feel safe and comfortable while allowing the more experienced diver to continue on so I didn't feel I was holding anyone else up. I will go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We've dove many times over the past year with Provo Turtle Divers and they are fantastic! Our 12 year old son was certified with them last November and Steve was amazing with him throughout the process. Melinda, Dave, Art and Gary are fun, professional, knowledgeable and very safety conscious. My husband, son an I highly recommend them!!

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had the pleasure to dive with Provo Turtle Divers last week. Myself and 4 others had never been diving before so we took the Discovery Scuba Course. On Thursday we did the pool lesson with Garey and Paul. Both were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job showing us all the proper ways to dive safely. The next day... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm actually writing this review in my husband Ned's behalf. "Dive masters Steve and Gary are excellent! I had equipment malfunction on next to last day. Steve came over, and fixed it in like 5 seconds. Captains Dave and Art were very friendly, helpful with dive gear and took us to some wonderful sites. Overall this is a top notch... More

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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

During a visit to Turks and Caicos in May this year, I had the good fortune to have 4 days of great diving with Provo Turtle Divers, conditions were really good allowing us to dive different sites each day. The Dive Masters, Steve (sense of humour) and Gary (artistic skills) were friendly, professional and knew their stuff, making sure that... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've had the opportunity to dive with a few different outfits on Provo, they are all good but I came to Turks & Caicos this time to dive with Provo Turtle Divers. Seriously, my trip was contingent on getting at least five days of diving with Provo Turtle Divers (PTD) during my seven days on the island. There are a... More

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Ringoes, NJ USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The boat and equipment are fine, and they operate a very organized shop. The issue is a lot with the boat captain,... we were 3 very experienced divers looking for a great time and at the very start we got the prison drill speech about where the cups go and where to put our stuff, etc. the dive briefing was... More

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ScubaTurtleTCI, Owner at Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers, responded to this review

DiverAl First of all I would like to like to say I am sorry you were unsatisfied with diving experience with us. For over 44 years we have taken pride in being a friendly, professional, and most importantly safety conscience diving operation. As the owner of the company I apologize that I was not able to live up to your... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I asked my husband to rate this group because he went out with them 3 days. "Turtle divers. Great group of fun loving Eco friendly professional divers. Very experienced and have the background history of the area to ensure your best experience. Good selection of equipment for rent at reasonable prices. Book early for discounts and to ensure your spot.... More

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