Weekend Getaway to Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Feb 16 - 20, 2019
Group size: 9 - 18
Weekend Getaway to Turks & Caicos
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
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51 reviews

Feb 16 - 20, 2019
Group size: 9 - 18

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for the perfect winter weekend getaway to Providenciales, known as Provo, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Still relatively undiscovered, Provo offers warm weather, clear water, white sand beaches and miles of barely explored reefs.


PROVO

Just south of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos are actually 40 different islands and cays, but only eight are inhabited. The Columbus Passage, a 22-mile-wide channel, separates the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands. 


A jewel in the Caribbean, the island of Providenciales offers some of the most spectacular beaches and ocean water in the world. From the unparalleled and internationally acclaimed Grace Bay Beach, to the sheltered and secluded Taylor Bay and Sapodilla Bay beaches, you’ll realize you’ve found paradise. 


The alluring turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands feature a vast, thriving coral reef ecosystem. Scuba diving in the Turks and Caicos is both accessible and impressive with breathtaking walls. With protected reefs dropping well past recreational dive limits just offshore, it’s easy to see why this is a diver’s paradise. 


THE DIVING


Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners. A great spot to complete your Open Water Diver certification, Advanced Open Water Diver and more.

 

A large area of the coast of Provo comprises the Princess Alexandra National Park within which there is no commercial or sport fishing allowed. As a result we can see a profusion of marine life at local dive sites, much of which remains undisturbed in its reef habitat by visiting divers. Even outside the boundaries of the Princess Alexandra National Park, the dive operators all happily support a policy of reef preservation and conservation.


We'll be diving with DIve Provo, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center catering to experienced divers as well as novice divers and dive students. Dive Provo is dedicated to providing guests with convenient and trouble-free diving. The staff will even set up your gear for your dive and break it down and rinse it at the end of the day. Just pack your bag, leave it on the dive boats and it will be ready for your next dive. 


PORTS OF CALL RESORT

The Ports of Call Resort is located within the beautiful Grace Bay area, a short 15 minute drive from Providenciales airport. The property layout comprises of a central building featuring a welcoming reception, business center, breakfast room, fitness room, and poolside bar. Rooms are located in two three-story buildings (no elevator) surrounding a lush tropical pool area that creates an intimate boutique setting. All rooms feature new furniture, upgraded bathrooms and a sitting area with full-size sofa bed and more. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the property and all stays include complimentary continental breakfast.


TRAVEL

Fly into the Provo airport (PLS) any time on Saturday, February 16th. You can fly back on Wednesday, February 20th — just be sure you give yourself 18-24 hours after your last dive! 


Please check in with Blue Planet staff before booking flights. If you need assistance with flights, just let us know!

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodations
    Single or shared rooms available
  • 6 boat dives
    3 x 2-tank boat dives with Dive Provo
  • Breakfast daily
  • Airfare
    Book your flight to Provo
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew

Available Packages

Garden View Room, Double Occupancy
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Double occupancy in a Garden view suite. All new furniture. Upgraded bathrooms. Glass-walled, large walk-in shower. Sitting area with full-size sofa bed, 2 chairs and activity desk. In-room wifi and continental breakfast are included in the rate. Available with a King Bed or 2 Double Beds. 


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1300
Deposit: $500
Garden View Room, Family of Four
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Quad occupancy in a Garden view suite. All new furniture. Upgraded bathrooms. Glass-walled, large walk-in shower. Sitting area with full-size sofa bed, 2 chairs and activity desk. In-room wifi and continental breakfast are included in the rate. 


This rate includes diving for 2 people only.

$2904
Garden View Room, Double, 3 Night Stay
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Double occupancy in a Garden view suite for 3 nights.. All new furniture. Upgraded bathrooms. Glass-walled, large walk-in shower. Sitting area with full-size sofa bed, 2 chairs and activity desk. In-room wifi and continental breakfast are included in the rate. 2 Double Beds. 

$1050


Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Provo

Fly into PLS airport. Check into hotel and dive shop. Dinner with the group.

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Blue Planet Scuba
51 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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