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Dive Review of Oasis Divers/Island House in
Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk

Oasis Divers/Island House, Oct, 2003,

by John and Sandra Quick, MI, USA . Report 828.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving South Pacific, Hawaii, Caribbean, Central America, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Our third visit in three years to Oasis Divers and Island House on Grand Turk. We enjoy the quiet atmosphere and laid back
diving. The folks at Oasis divers have always been friendly and accommodating. Their operation rates a B+ from us. Island
House is not on the beach. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking North Creek and the Sea. It is a small family run operation with
a handfull of suites and apartments. With your room rate you get a vehicle which allows you to commute ( 5 minutes or so,
maybe longer if there are donkeys or horses in the road) to the dive shop and to explore the island after your day of diving is done.
No restaurant or bar at Island House. You can drive into town for dinner and nightlife. The rooms at Island House have refrigerators
and limited cooking facilities so you can take meals in if you like. Island House gets a B+ from us.
Grand Turk is one of our favorites because of the ease of diving. Short boat rides to dive sites. Lots of little stuff out there. We
never fail to find juvenile trunkfish here. Lots of turtles this trip. Quite unafraid and approachable. This is the only spot in the
Caribbean that we have seen Quill fin blenny. We have seen them every trip. An amazing number of large Groupers considering
they are on the menu every night every where!

Govenors Beach is a short drive from Island House. Its a nice public beach.

The dining options on Grand Turk are limited. Not great and somewhat pricey.
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