Magnificent Views and Sandy Beaches
Where we are diving
Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on November 21, 2021!
Mary Stanford, Advanced Open Water Diver Instructor
As a child, Mary was always near the ocean and spent much of her time swimming. She has been diving for 36 years and feels like she “can’t live without it.” Mary has been an active instructor for 28 years and loves teaching scuba. She and her husband, Dwain, have owned and operated Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop in Columbia, Missouri, for 36 years, introduced thousands of people to scuba, and have conducted close to 100 escorted diving trips to the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. Her boundless energy comes from a passion for introducing new divers to the beauty of being underwater and “getting them hooked on not just getting certified, but becoming a diver.
Dwain Gardner, Assistant Instructor Trainer
Dwain took his first scuba class when he was 19 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. After the first day of scuba class, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. For four and a half years, Dwain helped teach a course at the University of Missouri, then continued to teach scuba and managed several dive stores before starting Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop 36 years ago. Now, 42 years after that first scuba class, Dwain enjoys giving newcomers the same inspiring experience he had in his first lesson, teaching beginning students and helping over 2,000 divers become certified.
Where we are staying
Want a room with a view? Say no more. Osprey Beach Hotel is nestled right on golden Grand Turk sands. Let the ocean waves lull you to sleep each night, or spend some downtime with your feet up, taking in the view right from your beachfront room. Of course, the mouth-watering and tempting local and international dishes will eventually draw you to the restaurant on site. Or you may want to wander down to the poolside to sip on a tropical cocktail or cool drink.
There is so much to do for non-divers here as well! Explore the island and shore on horseback, snorkel through the colorful shallow waters, or even head out on a dune buggy adventure!
Welcome to your next diventure in Grand Turk!
- $4,520 per diver
- $4,550 per diver
From North Liberty
- $4,380 per diver
- $4,380 per diver
- $3,100 per diver
Deposit and payments
- 1st deposit: $500 due upon sign up
- 2nd deposit: $1000 due October 1, 2021
- 3rd deposit: $1000 due November 15, 2021
- Full Balance: Due December 15, 2021
- Non-diver: $3,670 from Omaha; $3,710 from Springfield; $3,530 from North Liberty; $3,530 from Columbia; $2,360 ground only
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- 7 nights of accommodations your choice of King Beachfront or Queen Beachfront
- 12 boat dives
- 1 night dive
- 1 whale watching tour
- 1 Gibbs Cay tour
- Roundtrip airfare/transfers
- Roundtrip hopper flights
- Roundtrip VIP services in Provo
- Continental breakfast
What’s not included
- Lunch and dinner
- Gratuity suggested $190
- Covid test to enter Grand Turk and U.S.
- Dive insurance (required)
- Travel insurance (required by Grand Turk)
- SeaLife Micro 3.0 camera
- Mesh bag
- Deep Diving
- Stress and Rescue
- Night and Limited Visibility
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!”
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.
On the Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Plugs – 120V, 60Hz, are used. Converters and adapters are only required for 220V European visitors.
English is the official language of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Haitian and Dominican immigrants speak Haitian Creole (a French-derived) and Spanish, respectively.
The US Dollar is the only accepted currency in the islands. Most local businesses and restaurants accept credit cards. However, two of the favorite spots (sand bar and poop deck) only have cash, so bring a little extra.
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.
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 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 resistant. 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.