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
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61 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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61 reviews
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Reviews

HC
This was my 4th trip with Blue Planet. They are my “go-to” group for diving trips. The Red Sea trip was on my bucket list and turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. We were originally scheduled for October 2020, but you know - COVID. Jonas and Heather kept us informed along the way on rescheduling, COVID requirements and other important information. I can’t say enough positive things about their customer service. It is obvious to all who deal with Blue Planet staff either in their shop, as a student or on a trip that customer service is their priority. I’ve already booked my next trip.
By Heidi C for Explore the Red Sea on 17 Sep, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Heidi! We're so happy you were able to join us on this trip and we can't wait until the next one with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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All aspects of this trip, both land and sea, were meticulously planned. Our dive boat and it’s staff were of highest quality. They accommodated all our requests in order to make this a five-star experience. We then participated in most of the land portion of the tour. Our guide was superb and, again, all details were well executed. We can’t wait to go back and look forward to future trips with Blue Planet Scuba!
By Carla S for Explore the Red Sea on 12 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much, Carla! We're thrilled to hear you two enjoyed the trip, both on the boat and the land tour. We look forward to diving with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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Another AMAZING trip with Blue Planet!!! Originally scheduled for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19. Heather and Jonas did a great job communicating changes, unique requirements due to COVID-19, and answering all questions. The dive operator was great. Really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and dive guides on the Blue Horizon. The Red Sea dives were amazing and extra special since fewer boats are operating than normal. The Red Sea was beautiful!! We even saw a Whale Shark from the boat! I joined the Cairo portion of the land tour, which was also great. Hassan, our guide, was very informative. 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for Explore the Red Sea on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you, Meryl! We're so happy you could join us and that you had a great time. We can't wait to dive with you again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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Relaxing Dives, great location. Blue Planet Scuba always delivers.
By Charles R for West Palm Beach Photo Trip on 20 Aug, 2021
Thanks, Charlie! It was a pleasure to dive with you again, as always. :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Aug, 2021
BP
Such a fantastic time! The folks at Blue Planet planned an excellent trip and Heather and Jonas were great leaders through it all!
By Joey B for Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach on 16 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much, Joey! We're so glad you could join us on the trip. We can't wait to see you underwater again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Aug, 2021
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