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

Oasis Divers/Osprey Beach Resort, Aug, 2004,

by Lee Schrader, OH, USA . Report 1245.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Florida Keys, British Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 to 110 feet on the first dive, 60-70 feet on the second dive. Dive the computer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Turk's Head Inn now closed and Arawak Inn gone (burned). Osprey Beach is remodeled and very nice. We had a standard suite with refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave and coffee maker. Bring along coffee and snacks to save a bit by eating in the room, grocery shopping is minimal on the island. All rooms face the ocean. Food throughout the island is basic but OK. Courtyard Cafe, across the street from the Osprey, has great breakfasts and lunches. Mooky Pooky Pizza has the best pizza and will deliver - it is downtown, off the beaten track; if you walk there, ask directions. Visit the museum, it is informative and well done. The island is very quiet, beaches are beautiful, but not much for non divers unless they want to just relax.

Diving was easy and beautiful. The reef is 5-10 minutes off shore, so boat trips are short and the surface interval is spent back on shore. Very healthy soft corals, hard corals a bit more damaged. Fish life in good shape, we saw a manta and eagle ray almost together, lots of turtles, a few sharks. Take the day trip to Salt Cay. We had lunch there in the Island Thyme Bistro, a cute little eatery with good food. 30 residents were on the island when we were there. Diving is not as good as it is off Grand Turk, though, because fishing was allowed until recently. Oasis Divers offered good service. I would love to go back to see the humpbacks with Everett, as he is apparently the expert on finding them (Jan, Feb, March). Dale is very helpful and set everything up for us (accomodations and flights to and from Provo).

We would definitely go back to Grand Turk and would dive with Oasis.
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