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Art Pickering's Provo Turtle Divers

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Address: Turtle Cove Landing | Ocean Club Resorts, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales
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Dive With the Oldest and Most Respected Dive Operation in the Turks &...

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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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... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2014
J M
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Orlando, Florida
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Ringoes, NJ USA
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29 reviews
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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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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
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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
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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
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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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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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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I did a 2 tank dive with turtle divers and it was great. I am not a certified diver but my husband is and the staff was very accommodating about letting him go on one of the dives with me so that we could be together. My instructor, Gary, was awesome. He was very helpful and made... More 

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North dakota
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had an awesome time with PTD! I was completing my open water referral dives. Everything was very organized from the start to the end of the day. My dive instructor was Steven, can't say enough good things about him. He was very thorough in his examination, but also explained the exercise required prior to entering the water, with also doing... More 

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