June 12, 2021 -
 June 19, 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 surrounding the island. 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 7,000 feet. Visibility averages 80-100 feet and the water temperature ranges from 78°-80°.

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. 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 leader Nolan Hardison on this tropical excursion!

Erika Roberts

Nolan Hardison, Trip Leader

Nolan has been diving since 1985 and an instructor since 1989. He has taught all levels of diving, wide range of specialties and been certified as an Instructor Trainer and Certifier.

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on April 11, 2021.

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 include cable TV, air conditioning, free wifi access, and a balcony or patio. The on-site restaurant specializes in characteristic local dishes and international-style cuisine.

Grand Turks

Learn more about the accommodations from the Osprey Beach Hotel.

Trip Details

 

Price

  • All locations: $2,540

Deposit and payments

  • $1,000 due upon sign up
  • Full balance due April 12, 2021

Other info

  • Non-diver: $1,730
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Recommended courses

  • Underwater Photography
  • Night Diving and Limited Visibility
  • Boat Diving

What’s included

  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Roundtrip hopper flights
  • Roundtrip VIP service within Customs and Immigration in TCI
  • 7 nights of accommodations in either King Beachfront or Queen Beachfront based on availability
  • 12 boat dives
  • 1 night dive
  • 1 Gibbs Cay tour
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

  • Airfare, Diventures will assist
  • Covid test to enter TCI
  • Covid test to return to USA, $60 per person
  • Travel and covid insurance required by TCI, ≈ $75 per person
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Gratuity and taxes, ≈ $140
  • Dive insurance (required)

Recommended equipment

  • SeaLife Micro 3.0 underwater camera
  • GoBe 800 wide underwater light
  • Mesh bag

What prior travelers say

“The safety protocols that have been put in place in Grand Turk were well organized and made me feel very at ease. The reception we received was heartwarming. They not only wanted us there, but they also needed us. We toured the island on golf carts and people came to meet us at the road and wave! This was much more than an outstanding dive trip, we became ambassadors of hope for people that have been struggling for almost a year. I didn’t want to leave!”
– Eric

Important Details

 

Know before you go

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. One gallon of water is provided in your room and a water fill station is within walking distance. 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 US Dollar is the only accepted currency on the islands. Most local businesses and restaurants accept credit cards. Many of the favorite spots only accept cash, so bring a little extra.

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.

Sunscreen and Bug Spray
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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