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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 #17 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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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Orlando, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

What a great crew! First and foremost, this is a very well managed and operated dive shop. They are focused on safety as they provided individual dive computers for each diver. They were well organized and all your items are kept together in a provided (and labeled) dive bag. The boat was spotless, comfortable, and very nice. We dove with... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I (both advanced divers) dove 2 days with PTD. We were impressed by the professionalism of the crew. The dive masters (who also drove the PTD van) picked us up at our hotel promptly on both days. Dave, the boat captain (also a dive instructor), took the time to draw each dive site on a board and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I did 3 days of diving (6 dives), and it was all spectacular. The mix of sites were great, giving me a solid variety of stuff to see from sharks, rays, walls, schools of fish, and great coral/sponges. Really what struck me with Provo Turtle Divers is just how great the staff were. Really competent, when I showed up they... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Art and his staff are AWESOME! I did 2 two-tank dives with them. I am an advanced diver have experienced every kind of dive op you can imagine from the cattle car boats of Florida to the little outriggers in the Philippines. One of the best things about PTD is the boat.It's well maintained and CLEAN! It's small enough to... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Art and his crew do an excellent job at everything. Very professional and you will not be disappointed. We had a private dive master, Gary, who I would recommend highly. We will be back diving with them soon.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After a not so great experience on another local dive boat, we checked with one of the larger shops who was booked for the next morning. They recommended we try Provo Turtle divers. Art and his crew (including Dewy the terrier!) were great. Very professional. Very personable. We loved the on-board art work the crew did to lay out the... More

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