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

Oasis Divers/Osprey Beach , Jan, 2012,

by Robin A Masson, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 6511.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions come up before you run out of air; be safe and prudent; dive your computer. They treat you like grownups and don't rush you.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 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 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments there's a dedicated rinse tank at the shop, where you also spend the surface interval, and a table to work on cameras. A fresh water barrel on the boat for cameras.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We love Grand Turk, Oasis, and Osprey. We've been coming there, diving with them for more than 10 years. The reefs and the island have recovered well from the devastation of the hurricanes three years ago (we were there during Hurricane Hannah, and left just before Hurricane Ike). Oasis gives great individualized service. They have DM's that have been with them forever, know the reefs really well, and are still enthusiastic about what they're doing. Only 6 people or fewer on a boat, and they try to make groupings of similar skill/experience. Rental gear is top quality, and boats are in good shape. Safety is well taken care of, but they don't coddle the divers (at least the experienced ones!). You are allowed to dive your own profile, stay down as long as your air/computer will allow, dive solo, with a buddy, or follow the DM. Good wide angle and macro subjects. Lots of lion fish on each dive, unfortunately, but still plenty of fish including lots of groupers and the usual reef denizens. They'll do a night dive on request for 2 or more divers. The wall is only a couple hundred yards from the shore, so you only have 10 minutes on the boat to the dive site, and come back to the shop for the surface interval. Can't wait to go back.
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