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

November, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by George Lock, PA, USA
Report Number 3216
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Palau, North Atlantic, North
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Had to stay with dive master.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Needed to request a rinse tank for cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
The 28' dive boat was loaded from a beach without the benefit of a pier, so
dive equipment and cameras had to be carried through the surf to the boat. 
The boat was stocked with snacks and freshwater.  There was little room to
stow dry clothes, towels, etc.

The prepaid dive plan consisted of two dives each morning.  The boat
returned to shore between dives to replace tanks while we waited on the
beach.  In addition, we had the option of an afternoon or night dive, each
day, if a minimum of four were signed up. 

The boat captain served as the dive master, so the dive boat was unattended
during dives.  There was no radio on the boat, and no dive flag flown
during dives.

The small flimsy ladder made reboarding the boat with dive equipment in
choppy water a challenge.  

The dive shop personnel and dive masters very helpful and friendly.
The dive masters were eager to point out unusual sights and photo

Don't buy a prepaid meal plan; instead sample the different restaurants
which are within easy walking distance of the Saltraker Inn, Osprey Beach
Hotel, etc. 

A new cruise ship pier has been built on the south end of the island and
appears to have little impact on the diving. However, when a shipload of
tourists appears at the dive shops to snorkel, jet ski, etc., albeit
infrequently, the dive shop is somewhat overwhelmed for a brief period.
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