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

Oasis Divers/Osprey Beach Hotel, Apr, 2014,

by Samuel B Johnson, NC, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 7571.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving 95% Caribbean, some California, once North Carolina, once Mediterranean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Absolutely nothing on the boat, e.g., no camera bucket, no work area, no safe place to put camera or equipm ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments The Grand Turk reefs are in mediocre to poor shape. The trip was an experiment. My conclusion is that the place is simply not a worthwhile Caribbean dive destination.
With regard to Oasis Divers, the dive operator I patronized, their US contact person (actually the owner) as well as the on-shore staff were all delightful. However, I would not patronize the dive operation again. First, their primary divemaster, Mackie, is one of the poorest with whom I've ever dealt. His hands and fins destroyed the reef, and he pointed out nothing of interest. His dive briefings were just that, brief and worthless. One day we were led by Craig, who was excellent, e.g., he found and pointed out an octopus on a day dive(!). One other day we were led by Jason, who is enthusiastic and pleasant but inexperienced, and it shows, i.e., inadequate briefings and no interesting creatures p ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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