Perched on the very edge of a diving adventure As one of the best places in the world for wall diving, Grand Turk can't be missed and Oasis Divers is the dive operation to show you all the secrets of the wall. They offer a variety of dive vacation packages for people who demand good service and enjoy unique reefs and wall diving. With walls starting only 300 yards from shore, you're at the dive sites in minutes, and the farthest site is only 15 minutes away. Grand Turk -Grand Turk is part of the Turcks & Caicos, located 575 miles southeast of Miami. The Turks and Caicos Islands are well known for its unspoiled beauty, world-class scuba diving, and the friendly local people. Grand Turk Diving -The most beautiful blue water you can imagine surrounds Grand Turk. Clear & warm, the turquoise blue turns a deep dark blue just a few hundred yards from shore where the wall drops. Most of the dive sites are on the west side of the island with the reef starting in just 30 feet of water. The reef gently slopes until it reaches about 40 feet then dramatically drops to 7000 feet. Visibility averages 100 feet and the water temperature ranges from 82°-84° in the summer to 78° in the winter. Grand Turk Marine Life -In Grand Turk you have a good chance of an encounter with many exciting creatures. Giant manta rays are frequently seen along the wall during the summer and humpback whales in the winter. Spotted eagle rays cruise the wall and friendly nassau groupers are usually there to greet you on every dive. The water is filled with turtles, stingrays, schools of horse-eyed jack, puffers, trumpet fish, snappers and much more. Colorful tube sponges, plate coral and soft coral cover of the wall. Grand Turk Dive Sites -Some of the dive sites that will amaze you include the Amphitheater, where the coral rises extremely high between deep sand channels and McDonald's, appropriately named for the coral covered arch that two or three divers can swim through. For night divers and macro photographers, the Library, in only 20-30 feet, is rich with coral and fish life and five species of coral can be seen at Black Forest. The Coral Garden is a series of broad ridges covered with healthy corals, particularly hard corals such as brain coral. Sea plumes and searods grow here as well and there are are frequent sightings of hawksbill turtles. Grand Turk Whale Watching -Combine the adventure of scuba diving and the thrill of whale watching during the winter months. Oasis Divers offers visitors the rare opportunity to see and possibly snorkel with the amazing North Atlantic Humpback Whales as they migrate south through the Grand Turk Passage to the Silver Banks and return again. Your guide with the whales, Captain Everette Freites, has years of experience tracking the whales and studying their behavior as they migrate. Inquire about our whale watching packages available January through March. Oasis Divers -Whether diving on the breathtaking wall or exploring on a night dive, you will always be comfortable with the gear handling services and the short rides to the dive sites. Offering accommodations in a handful of charming hotels and inns, Oasis Divers provides the captivating hospitality you expect on a small island. Your hosts at Oasis Divers are Captain Everette Freites and Dale Barker with over 13 years experience diving the beautiful walls of Grand Turk. Their knowledge of the best dive sites and marine life, coupled with Everette's unique knowledge of the migrating patterns of humpback whales and local history, makes Oasis Divers the perfect tour guide. Catering to small groups, divers are taken on comfortable 28' dive boats to the dive sites. Services on the boat include guided dives, fresh water, drinks, towels, and snacks served between dives. There is adequate shaded area for divers who do not wish to soak up too much sun. The diving is made easy with our boats picking you up on the beach in front of your hotel.Nitrox Courses & Dives -Whether you're already certified in Nitrox diving or curious about trying it, Oasis Divers has everything you need to get started. They offer mixes of 32% and 36% so you can enjoy your diving longer. For those who wish to learn more about Nitrox Diving, they offer the PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty to qualify you to dive with Nitrox. The course includes manual, nitrox tables and 2 nitox tanks - all for $200. More Information -For more information about resort accomodations available at your choice of five different resorts, click on the home page below. For general information on the Turks & Caicos, click here.
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