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

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Mark Segal, CA, USA
Report Number 1739
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
We decided to go to Grand Turk because it's a relatively undeveloped,
small, low-key, tropical destination.  Only after we began investigating
did we discover that it was a top-rated diving destination.  Having never
dived before, and since there was little else to do there, we decided to
get certified.

We ended up with Oasis Divers.  Dale was our instructor, and she was great.
 She adjusted the pace of the classroom work to our ability to absorb it,
and it went by very quickly.  The same was true of the confined water
training, and we were out doing open water dives in no time.  Her attitude
was low-key and very positive.

This attitude extended to the rest of the staff at Oasis.  All the
divemasters we spent time with were knowledgeable, fun to dive and be on
the brief boat rides with, and even inspiring.  Safety was taken seriously,
but not obsessively so.  And they went out of their way to accomodate us,
always with a smile.

Having never dived before, I can't compare the diving to anything else, but
it was fantastic.  We'll definitely try it now near where we live in
California (although I have a feeling we've been spoiled).

The rest of the Grand Turk experience was also really fun.  The tourist
area is small and free of commercialism, accomodations are simple but
charming (we stayed at the Salt Raker Inn), and the few small restaurants
were friendly with good food.  Actually, everyone
on Grand Turk was friendly and helpful, including the non-tourist-industry
locals.  But if you're looking for tacky souvenirs, five-star restaurants,
or hopping night life, Grand Turk probably isn't for you.
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