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Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers

Address: Turtle Cove Landing | Ocean Club Resorts, Providenciales
Phone Number: +1 649-946-4232
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Ranked #22 of 95 Activities in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Dive With the Oldest and Most Respected Dive Operation in the Turks & Caicos Islands...
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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!

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alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We used Provo Turtle Divers for 3 days of diving for our first time in Turks and Caicos in December. Overall, we had a really good time. The diving itself is really good with lots of fish, sharks, and interesting walls of coral. The dive boat was the nicest we've ever used - spacious, clean, and a pleasure to ride... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife is a very novice diver -- OW certification and about 7 dives to date -- and was a little concerned about the deeper dives required by most sites in Turks & Caicos. After visiting a couple of operators, she decided on Provo Turtle Divers, mainly based on the smaller group sizes and possibility of a little more attention... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

While this was the first time we dove in T&C (so not much to compare it to), we were very happy with the dive sites the staff chose. We arrived at the scheduled time and they were very organized and we were off the dock shortly thereafter. We went to West Caicos both of the days we went with them... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My two boys (aged 13 and 16) completed our PADI Open Water certification with Provo Turtle Divers. We had a fantastic experience. Our instructor, Gary, was very knowledgeable, experienced, and patient; this made our training a very pleasant and successful experience. The training in the pool at the Ocean Club Resort went very well, but the best part was the... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am an Open Water Scuba Instructor from Maple Ridge British Columbia and have had the pleasure of diving on a number of dive boats, with different divers around the world. As a PADI professional I have often been disappointed with the safety on boats and for sure disappointed with my husbands training on a dive boat and at times... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about PTD. I actually spent about 15 minutes reading the 7 poor and average reviews and honestly if you read them you will see one glaring theme, freedom. My wife and I are AOW and more over we know what we are doing, so one thing I look for is a safety 1st operation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Top notch operation!!! Booking with Melinda was super convenient, she replied very quickly to all emails, and was really friendly & helpful in recommendations. Dave, Art, and Gary were all very well experienced and displayed impeccable customer service!! I had only dived in Grand Cayman and hadn't dived in over a year and Gary was incredibly patient with me, which... More 

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Santiago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I have been diving for 20 years. This place has been around for 40, and the previous owner, Art Pickering and his aging Jack Russell terrier are still driving the boat as employee/mascot (contractor maybe?). We had a good experience and would dive with these folks again. Highlight of our trip.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I am a recently certified diver, and Provo Turtle Divers was my first dive experience. I dove 8 times with them over the course of my vacation. I am so grateful for divemaster Dave's attention and care. He made sure that I was comfortable and safe. He was knowledgeable and approachable. Helpful in the water, on board, but also more... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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