12/05/2020 - 12/12/2020
Where we are diving
A large area off the coast of Provo comprises of the Princess Alexandra National Park which no commercial or sport fishing is allowed. As a result, divers benefit from a profusion of marine life at the Turks and Caicos dive sites. Boat dives visit all the dive areas around Provo including Grace Bay, Northwest Point, West Caicos, French Cay, Pine Cay, and Sandbore Channel. Join trip leaders Aaron Parson and John Lewis for a tropical excursion this December where you can expect to find dolphins, hawksbill turtles, lemon sharks, and huge spotted eagle rays.
Where we are staying
For casual elegance and relaxation, Sibonne Beach Hotel is an intimate hotel directly on Grace Bay Beach – one of the best white sand beaches in the world. With room amenities of a modern resort – they offer comfortable accommodations, lush garden or ocean views, a fresh water pool and the best location on Grace Bay Beach. All 30 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators, microwaves, free WiFi, coffee makers, refrigerators, ceiling fans and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
- From Omaha: $2,880 per diver
- From North Liberty: $2,880 per diver
- From Springfield: $2,880 per diver
- From Madison: $2,170 per diver*
Deposit and payments
- $500 deposit due upon sign up
- $500 due July 1, 2020
- $500 due September 1, 2020
- Full payment due October 1, 2020
- Non-diver: $2,110 from Omaha; $2,110 from Springfield; $2,110 from North Liberty; $1,400 ground only 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
- Boat Diving
- Perfect buoyancy
- Mesh bag
- EXOWEAR Full Suit
What prior travelers say
“Provo is a great opportunity to see different shark species including the chance to witness the awesome Lemon Shark. This island also offers some great wall diving with dives starting as shallow as 45 feet which is what makes this a great place for beginner divers to advanced divers. Pair that with the Sibonne resort which is perfectly nestled in Grace bay on a naturally perfect white sand beach.”
– Aaron P
Know before you go
Water – In most cases, the piped water is safe to drink, yet bottled water is the common, and preferred, 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. No converters are needed.
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 accepted currency in the islands. We suggest planning ahead to avoid the ATM fees as they can be excessive. Many local businesses and restaurants accept credit cards.
Tipping – Tipping rates are similar to what they are in North America. However, it is up to your discretion how much to tip. For restaurants, you can check your bill, or ask the staff, whether or not a service charge is included. Many restaurants automatically charge anywhere from 10 % to 15%. Dive Masters and Boat Captains live off of tips therefore Diventures recommends $10 per tank dive tips.
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. The mosquitos aren’t a big issue but if it’s been raining recently, you’ll want to have insect repellent as there can be mosquitoes and sand fleas in the morning and at night.