02/22/2020 - 02/29/2020

Grand Turk – sold out

Spectacular wall diving

Where we are diving

Join trip leaders, Jim Hayes and Nolan Hardison on a breathtaking trip to one of the top scuba diving locations in the world! Grand Turk is acclaimed for its beautiful dive sites and clear blue water. We’ll be diving the world-renowned wall, which starts at depths of only 25-30 feet. Humpback whales are frequently seen along the wall in the winter. Spotted Eagle Rays cruise the reef and friendly Nassau Groupers are usually there to welcome you on every dive. The water is filled with turtles, stingrays, schools of horse-eyed jacks, puffers, trumpetfish, snappers and much more. Expect to see beautiful and colorful tube sponges, plate coral and soft coral cover the wall. The diving is easy, relaxing and beautiful. Perfect for all levels of divers.

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on November 25, 2019

Resort Details

Where we are staying

We are staying at the Osprey Beach Hotel, where you can enjoy the beautiful beach during the day and be lulled to sleep by the soft sounds of ocean waves at night. Each beachfront suite has a private balcony or patio overlooking the ocean and beach, plus free wi-fi. Enjoy the unhurried pace of island life, and treat yourself at the hotel restaurant or the Birdcage bar. Or relax by the beachside pool where you can watch the beautiful sunsets and look for the green flash.

Learn more about the accommodations from Osprey Beach Hotel.

Trip Details

Price

  • From Omaha: $3,030 per diver
  • From Springfield: $3,030 per diver
  • From North Liberty: $3,020 per diver

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due September 16, 2019
  • Full payment due December 16, 2019

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,320 from Omaha, $2,310 from Springfield, $2,310 from North Liberty
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • Round trip airfare, transfers, hopper flights
  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • 12 boat dives
  • 1 night dive
  • 1 trip to Gibbs Cay
  • 1 whale watching trip
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Night Diving
  • Fish ID

Recommended equipment

  • Gobe 850 light
  • Mesh bag

What prior travelers say

“Grand Turk feels like an undiscovered secret. I don’t know how the word hasn’t gotten out yet, but Grand Turk is still very authentic and lovely.”

– Christine H.

Important Details

Know before you go

Seasonal weather
The average high temperature is 85°F and the average low temperature is 82°F. The average water temperature is 77°F.

Passport/Visa requirements
All U.S. citizens must have a passport when traveling to the Island of Turks and Caicos. Please reconfirm the travel-document requirements prior to departure. All visitors need proof of onward passage.

Drinking water
In most cases, the piped water is perfectly safe to drink, yet bottled water is the common choice due to the poor taste of piped water. Piped water in the Turks and Caicos almost always originates from one of two sources: reverse osmosis desalination, and rainfall collection.

Electricity
On the Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Plugs – 120V, 60Hz, are used. Converters and adapters are only required for 220V European visitors.

Telephone codes
The country code is +1649.

Time zone
Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4).

Language
English is the official language of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Haitian and Dominican immigrants speak Haitian Creole (a French-derived) and Spanish, respectively.

Money
The U.S. Dollar is the only accepted currency in the islands. In addition, ATM’s are easily found on Providenciales. Many local businesses and restaurants accept credit cards.

Tipping
When you’re staying at a hotel or resort, there is a 10% service charge added to the bill. That is a baseline ‘tip’ for all service staff to share. If the service was extra good, leaving an additional cash tip in the room at the end of your stay/meal is a nice gesture but not required. For restaurants, check your bill or ask the staff whether or not a service charge is included. Many restaurants automatically charge anywhere from 10 % to 15%. Tipping rates are similar to what they are in North America. However, it is up to your discretion how much to tip. As far as tipping for diving goes, $10 per tank is customary.

Whale Watching
While the boat rides to the dive sites are short and calm, the whale watching tour will be more offshore, so the water may be slightly rougher. If you tend to get a little seasick or queasy, be sure to bring some Dramamine/motion sickness medicine for the whale watching tour. It’s a great experience, you don’t want to miss!

Sunscreen and insect repellent
Everyone knows to bring sunscreen, but few actually bring enough. You’ll probably require about twice as much as you’d initially expect. Higher SPF, such as SPF 30 is desirable, as is water-resistance. Please use biodegradable sunscreen. Conventional sun screens have been proven to cause long lasting damage to the reefs and environment. If it’s been raining recently, you’ll want to have insect repellent as there can be mosquitoes and sand fleas at times.

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