Weekend Getaway to Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

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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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$1300
Deposit: $500
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
$1300
Deposit: $500

Garden View Room, Double Occupancy
Past Trip

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
36 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

The trip was fantastic! A great group of divers, an amazing leader, Andrea, from Blue Planet, the fold at CRF were wonderful - we learned a lot and had four beautiful and productive dives.
Trip was great, and coral restoration education and experience was fantastic. Andrea is the best leader and organizer. Unfortunately, weather prevented us from diving 2 out of 3 days, and our room was small for 2 single people, had little annoyances like nowhere to plug in cell phones near the bed and only processed carbs for breakfast, and had lots of little things not working that made the accommodations less than satisfactory.
MD
The diving was great! Sharks, wrecks, and schools and schools of fish! We also saw eels and octopuses! Josh and Heather were very approachable and easy going organizers who made space for everyone to opt-in to the group dinners but definitely gave no pressure. They addressed any problems immediately and with grace, and generally added to the experience. While the staff were all very kind and friendly, the NC dive shop (Olympus) offers very little in terms of included amenities and services. You do everything yourself: analyze and record your own EAN, put your tanks on the boat, set up your equipment, and the dives are self-guided. Lunch and refreshments are not provided on board (but there is plenty of space to put your own in the coolers and minifridge, plus a toaster oven and microwave). This was all fine and communicated ahead of time, but is quite different from my experiences elsewhere, so worth noting, especially since the prices were higher than I am used to. Most sites were about 2 hours offshore, so I assume much of the cost can be attributed to fuel. Two of the three days, we did both dives on the same site. The first day, the other Olympus Dive Shop boat was anchored on the stern of the huge wreck and our boat was anchored on the bow. It seems to me that we could have at least switched locations of the two boats during our hour plus surface interval to get a somewhat different dive in for the second tank, but instead we did the exact same dive twice (which albeit was a great dive). Only two people from our group stayed in the dive lodge, which I highly recommend for those with a tolerance for hostel living. It was very well located, an easy walk to most of the restaurants and (crucially) to the dive shop. Lots of space in the fridge and a chill living room area, plus the bathrooms were clean. I could see it getting a little crowded if at capacity, but we only had 6-9 people staying there any given night. Definitely a good budget option! Plus you get to meet some other divers, hear their stories, and get their advice on the sites. All in all, a great trip! I would definitely recommend it to experienced divers who like sharks, wrecks, and fish galore!
Another great Caribbean dive trip with Blue Planet. Dive shop, dive masters, and the BP staff made sure we had fantastic dives and fun as a group. Was a good value for the money too!
Awesome trip! Delicious food! Amazing crew! Great group! Well equipped vessel! Diving was good. 5 dives a day - sweet! Got to see the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, manta rays, tiger shark, many frogfish, nudibranchs and much more. Completed many night dives, including a Blackwater dive. All crew were highly knowledgeable, caring and interactive 24/7. I will never forget being covered with a warm towel post every dive :). Super trip with an awesome dive team and divers.
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