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

Oasis Divers/Osprey Beach, Aug, 2006,

by Richard Rigg, ID, usa (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3490.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Provo, Grand Cayman, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco, but let us do our thing
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No rinse tank on boat but at dive shop large clean sink. All shore intervals were at dive shop as dive sites 10 to 15 minute boat ride

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Osprey Beach (the best hotel on Grand) is a divers hotel, my wife a non diver found the pool non inviting as the restaurant surrounds the pool. The beach is nice but no umbrellas. Room was comfortable but not the Royal West Indies on Provo. Provo has more restaurants and better hotels but the diving on Grand Turk makes up for any shortcomings in the hotels. Michael's has a great breakfast and dinner. I would not stay in the garden rooms of the Osprey as no view. Mario and Sara the two dive masters we had from Oasis Divers are world class! They asked us what we want to see and how we dove, they watched us and once they knew what we were capable of they adjusted. Mario video-taped 11 of our 13 dives and made us a CD for $80. What a great way for my 16 year old son and I to remember a world class dive with great dive masters. Would I go again, in a heart beat! Skip the temptation to visit the cruise center!
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