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Dive Review of Oasis Divers/Osprey Beach Resort in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Lee Schrader, OH, USA
Report Number 1245
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Florida Keys, British Virgin
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 to 110 feet on the first dive, 60-70 feet on the second dive.  Dive the
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Turk's Head Inn now closed and Arawak Inn gone (burned).  Osprey Beach is
remodeled and very nice.  We had a standard suite with refrigerator,
toaster oven, microwave and coffee maker. Bring along coffee and snacks to
save a bit by eating in the room, grocery shopping is minimal on the
island. All rooms face the ocean. Food throughout the island is basic but
OK.  Courtyard Cafe, across the street from the Osprey, has great
breakfasts and lunches. Mooky Pooky Pizza has the best pizza and will
deliver - it is downtown, off the beaten track; if you walk there, ask
directions.  Visit the museum, it is informative and well done.  The island
is very quiet, beaches are beautiful, but not much for non divers unless
they want to just relax.  

Diving was easy and beautiful. The reef is 5-10 minutes off shore, so boat
trips are short and the surface interval is spent back on shore. Very
healthy soft corals, hard corals a bit more damaged. Fish life in good
shape, we saw a manta and eagle ray almost together, lots of turtles, a few
sharks.  Take the day trip to Salt Cay.  We had lunch there in the Island
Thyme Bistro, a cute little eatery with good food.  30 residents were on
the island when we were there.  Diving is not as good as it is off Grand
Turk, though, because fishing was allowed until recently.  Oasis Divers
offered good service. I would love to go back to see the humpbacks with
Everett, as he is apparently the expert on finding them (Jan, Feb, March).
Dale is very helpful and set everything up for us (accomodations and
flights to and from Provo). 

We would definitely go back to Grand Turk and would dive with Oasis.
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