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and Trips for Cruise Ship Visitors:
Certified Scuba Diving with Skills
(max 6 divers): For certified open water divers who have not
been diving in more than 2 years.
of two certified divers. The dive cost is $160 per person for a
one tank dive
$200 per person for a two tank dive,
including tanks, weights, weight belt and dive guide. Gear rental, if
$30 per person including BCD, regulator, mask, fins and snorkel.
Wetsuits are optional, but are available for $10 per person.
Trip (includes mask/fins):
Requires a minimum of four
participants and we take a maximum of 16 snorkelers on any single trip.
All snorkel trips go to two sites, are two hours in duration, and
include snorkel gear if needed. The first site is in shallower water (depths of less
10 feet) which allows snorkelers to see the reef and marine life up
close. The second snorkel site is chosen from one of the over
sites along the famous Grand Turk "wall" in the marine park.
wall is actually a coral reef drop-off that begins in depths of 25-30
feet and plunges to depths of over 7,000 feet! The
cost is $60 per person.
*Please note that all rates quoted are exclusive of government tax. It is anticipated that the Turks and Caicos Islands government will be implementing a new tax effective 1 April 2014, which will impact the above prices. Also, please note that our equipment has a weight limit of 250 pounds per person.
We ask everyone interested in diving or snorkeling to please take the time to consider the following questions:
Certified divers should think about your most recent dive and ask yourself: Was I comfortable and relaxed in the water? Was my buoyancy well under control? Was my air consumption reasonable? Am I able to perform the basic underwater skills of clearing my mask and my regulator? Would I be comfortable in the water with my dive buddy if a dive instructor was not present? If the answer to one or more of these questions is "no" you should consider our "Introduction to Scuba Diving" trip or our Snorkel only trip. If any of the divers in your party have not logged a dive within the previous 2 years, they must take a refresher course prior to arriving on Grand Turk or book the Certified Scuba Diving with Skills Review trip in order to dive with us.
ANYone considering a snorkeling OR diving excursion should ask yourself: Am I in reasonable physical shape? Can I climb up a boat ladder to re-board a 24-28' skiff from the water without assistance? Are my health and physical condition both well suited to participation in an outdoor sport which is subject to weather and sea conditions? If the answer to one or more of these questions is "no" perhaps a different type of excursion would help you get the most enjoyment from your time on Grand Turk. It is not our intention to dissuade people from either diving or snorkeling activities, but simply to encourage careful thought about the type of excursion best suited to your needs and personal situation so you will have fun during your short time here on our island.
As we are a small operation, not every trip type is available every day, and departure times vary depending on the ship schedule. Please e-mail us with your date of arrival, cruise ship name, number in your party, and trip type preference so we can check specific trip availability for you.
Advance Reservations Are
Ship Passenger Frequently Asked Questions
Booking Terms and
All prices are listed in US $ and are per person
All rates quoted are exclusive of government tax. The Turks and Caicos Islands government is expected to implement a new tax effective 1 April 2014 which will impact the rates above..
A 50% deposit is required to hold a reservation
Full payment is required 24 hours prior to arrival
Customer cancellation 30 or more days prior to arrival: deposit refund less 10% of the trip cost
Customer cancellation with more than 15 days notice, but fewer than 30 days notice: deposit refund less 25% of the trip cost
Trips are non-refundable with 15 or fewer days notice. However, if you reserve a trip which you later cancel and we are able to obtain a confirmed advance booking from another party to fill your reserved space(s) on the same trip, we will refund your payment less 10% of the trip cost towards admin/bank expenses.
"No shows" (including late arrivals) forfeit the full trip cost
No refunds will be issued for unused or partially used trips or dives, including dives missed due to illness, ear problems, or customer deciding not to do any pre-booked dive. No trip substitutions or transfers. Each person must book the same trip type if multiple individuals wish to be on the same boat together.
Full refunds will be issued for trips cancelled by Blue Water Divers (e.g. in the event of severe weather which would make the trip unsafe)
If your ship cannot dock on Grand Turk as scheduled, full refunds will be issued less 10% of the trip cost to cover bank charges.
Prices and conditions subject to change without notice
Any children weighing less than 40 pounds must bring their own floatation device
All children on trips must be accompanied by a responsible adult
About booking a trip with us...
At Blue Water Divers we pride ourselves in what has kept us in business since 1983, and that is small groups and personal service. When booking a trip please take a moment to consider the following. Most of our customers book weeks or months in advance. We limit the number of trip spaces available for the benefit of our customers and also restrict the number of available trips so as not to rush our cruise ship guests. Once we make a reservation for you, that space on the boat is not available to other divers and snorkelers (not just from your ship), so we often have to turn away other business as a result of our obligation to you. In a business as small as Blue Water Divers that can be a very critical situation, as far as numbers of snorkelers/divers and the limits we put on the number of guests per trip. Our cancellation policy is intended to be fair to our guests and yet prevent significant loss of income to our small business.
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