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

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Robin Masson, NY, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 4338
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
all over the Caribbean, Thailand, Australia, Baja 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
make sure the dive lasts longer than an hour, take it slow and enjoy!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Big dunk tank on shore;  fresh water bucket on boat.  no film processing on
island.  surface intervals taken back at dive shop, so plenty of room to
fiddle with cameras as  needed when back on shore.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
This is a fabulous operation!  I sigh as I write this, since we only had
two days of diving before Hurricane Hanna hit, followed closely by
Hurricane Ike.  Now I hear that all boats have been destroyed and 80% of
houses damaged, so I don't know how long they will take to recover.  But
when they do, PATRONIZE THEM AND YOU WON'T BE SORRY!  Mackie, veteran dive
master, is the best I've ever had. He loves to dive, and wants to squeeze
the most out of every one of them. He goes verrrrrrrry slow, so you can see
all the little critters and appreciate the beauty of the walls, which start
at about 50-60 feet and plunge way down.  No need to go below 80 feet for
most dives, yielding a long dive -- each of ours was more than an hour, and
one was an hour and 26 minutes!  Boats are small, but roomy enough for the
6 divers they take on each one.  They have 63ci tanks for those of us who
like the little ones.  Reefs are healthy and full of fish, turtles, and
even some swimming nurse sharks.  The wall is just off shore, so the boat
rides to the dive sites are, at most, 10 minutes.  Surface intervals are
taken back at the shop, where you can stretch your legs, hang out on the
beach, or whatever.  You leave your gear after your first dive and never
handle it again till you leave.  Good quality rental gear, as well. 
Pricing is fair.  They will arrange night dives if you want, even for just
two people,but we didn't get a chance to do so before all H**L broke loose
with the hurricanes.  I'll definitely go back, but not during hurricane

Osprey Beach Resort is/was a nice little hotel on the beach, just a couple
hundred yards down the road from the dive shop.  The rooms are clean and
airy and full of light, well furnished and many of them have kitchenettes
with 2 burners, microwave, toaster oven & coffee maker.  The staff was
accommodating to our needs, and put out yeoman effort when Hurricane Hanna
caused the power to go out -- they fed 20 hungry bored divers out of a tiny
kitchen on generator power with alacrity and good humor.  They had a
beautiful beach, which washed away during Hurr. Hanna, but maybe the next
storm will bring it back.  If they recover from Hurr. Ike, they're a nice
place to stay on the island.
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