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Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers

Address: Turtle Cove Marina | Ocean Club Resorts, Providenciales
Phone Number: +1 649-946-4232
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Ranked #17 of 89 Activities in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Dive With the Oldest and Most Respected Dive Operation in the Turks & Caicos Islands...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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