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Dive Review of Oasis Divers/Island House in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Charlotte Ware, TN, USA
Report Number 1719
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
San Salvador, Bahamas; FL Keys; Hawaii; Pacific NW
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
500 psi at completion of dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Oasis Divers and Island House, Grand Turk

We chose Oasis Divers based on Undercurrent reader reports, and we couldn't
be more pleased.  Oasis Divers is a professionally run dive operation where
our enjoyment seemed to be their first priority.  They rinsed our gear
nightly and had it set up on the boat for the next dive in the morning. At
the conclusion of each dive, we just had to hand up our fins and weights
and Mackey, our DM would take the BC up into the boat for us. He was very
knowledgeable and wanted us to have a good time.  All sites were only
minutes from shore and gorgeous.  Amazing walls every dive, and once Mackey
got to know us we dived our own profile.  The only restriction was to come
up with 500 psi. We never had a dive that was less than an hour long.  We
saw turtles on most dives, numerous HUGE lobsters, several eels and even a
few juvenile spotted drum.

We took a day trip to Salt Cay and ate at a little bar called Island Thyme
which was a delight. Porter the proprietor was fun and very entertaining.

The Island House was perfect.  Collin, the owner, immediately greeted us
and took us for a tour of Grand Turk, pointing out places to eat and shop
during the week and then giving us a truck to use for the duration of our
visit.  I cannot stress enough what a plus having a vehicle is.  We were
able to explore the rest of this quaint, charming island on our own time. 
The one bedroom suite we stayed in had a kitchen (two burner stove,
microwave, and refrigerator), a deck and a porch with a hammock.  Several
readers have commented that the food is expensive; it is per U.S. standards
but considering the cost to import food it is to be expected.

Waters Edge had excellent conch (cracked and salad) and Mookie Pookie had
delicious pizza.  The Osprey Hotel had good food and really nice ambiance;
dining alfresco by the pool and the ocean at the same time.  By far the
best food was at the newly renovated Pillory Beach Hotel, now called
"The Bohio".  The chef delights in creating marvelous dishes and
is available for feedback (and praise!) often in the dining room.  The
desserts especially are to die for.

A cruise ship dock is currently under construction, with expected arrivals
in 2006.
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