02/20/2021 - 02/27/2021

Grand Turk

Spectacular wall diving

Where we are diving

One of the top scuba diving locations in the world with the most beautiful blue water surrounds the Island of Grand Turk. Clear and warm, the turquoise blue turns a deep dark blue, just a few hundred yards from shore, where the wall drops. All of the dive sites are on the leeward side of the island, with the reef starting in just 30 feet of water. The reef gently slopes until it reaches about 40 feet then dramatically drops to 7000 feet. Visibility averages 100 feet and the water temperature ranges from 74°-78° in the winter.

During our excursion, we will be diving with Oasis Divers. Oasis dive guides have been diving these waters for years and have an astounding knowledge of the reef and dive sites. The divemasters take care of all the details to ensure your time with Oasis Divers is everything you’ve dreamed of in a dive shop. From setting up your equipment each day to detailed dive site descriptions and briefings. Diving with Oasis allows you to interact with the amazing aquatic life that surrounds Grand Turk. Here you have a good chance of an encounter with many exciting creatures including; turtles, dolphins, sharks, spotted eagle rays, and friendly Nassau groupers not to mention the humpback whales! The water is also filled with stingrays, schools of horse-eyed jacks, puffers, trumpetfish, and snappers. Expect to see beautiful and colorful tube sponges, plate coral, and soft coral that covers the Magnificent Wall. Join trip leaders Erika Roberts and Ryan Oestreich on this tropical excursion!

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on November 21, 2020

Erika Roberts, Trip Leader

Erika has over 12 years of experience in dive operations and is also an Advanced Open Water Instructor. Erika loves helping our teams continue to provide exceptional customer service every day.

Ryan Oestreich, Trip Leader

As a level 5 diver, I enjoy helping teach students about the awesome sport of diving. Diventures is the reason I am a dive professional, have developed skills, and gained experience diving. I love being able to share what I learn with our customers.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

Osprey Beach Hotel is nestled right on the beach and a short walk to the dive shop and many of our favorite destinations. You will enjoy an outdoor pool, restaurant, and bar all with an ocean view. The accommodations here will provide you with cable TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, and a balcony. You can enjoy a view of the ocean from all the rooms. The on-site restaurant specializes in characteristic local dishes and international-style cuisine.

Learn more about the accommodations from Osprey Beach Hotel.

Trip Details

Price

  • From Omaha: $3,660 per diver
  • From Springfield: $3,590 per diver
  • From North Liberty: $3,650 per diver
  • From Madison: $2,625 per diver*

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due October 5, 2020
  • Full payment due December 4, 2020

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,840 from Omaha, $2,760 from Springfield, $2,830 from North Liberty, $1,805 from Madison
  • 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

  • Deep Diving
  • Stress and Rescue
  • Night and Limited Visibility

Recommended equipment

  • SeaLife Micro 3.0 camera
  • Mesh bag

What prior travelers say

“It’s my favorite place to dive, it has a true island atmosphere. From diving to the island and resort, it’s an unforgettable experience.”
– David 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.

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 it!

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 sunscreens 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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