SMALL GROUP DIVING AT ITS BEST!
WE GUIDE NO MORE THAN 8 CERTIFIED DIVERS PER TRIP ON OUR CUSTOM DIVE BOATS
We operate and own two fully equipped custom dive boats, with a maximum of 8 certified divers per boat, with provision for additional divers with their own dedicated instructor on our larger boat. The addition of the second boat will enable us to provide our guests with the best possible public diving experience to a small group of certified divers and personalized scuba diving instruction here in the Turks and Caicos, along with the opportunity to provide personalized Private Charters and Closed Boat options.
The best of our famed wall diving lies less than an hour from our South side dock. The generally clear waters and consistent currents allow for relaxed diving along pristine reefs and breathtaking drop-offs. Frequent sightings of Eagle Rays, up close encounters with passive Sharks, and docile Turtles, as well as diverse reef life, make for a chilled and memorable adventure. (Picture Gallery & Fish and Fings)
Two Tank Dives $180.00
Our daily Two Tank Dives leave the dock as soon as all the guests have checked in,which is normally before 8.00 am, and we aim to be one of the first boats to arrive at Northwest Point, West Caicos, Sandbore Channel, or French Cay (Dive Sites).
Each day’s sites are selected considering both weather conditions and guest preferences, and we try to ensure that our divers get to experience the best diving by varying destinations as much as possible.
The 45 minute to 1 hour journey time allows for the crew to ensure all divers are comfortable with their kit and familiar with our diving procedures, their buoyancy control and share navigation tips, if required. A detailed dive site briefing is provided once we have arrived at our dive site.
We are happy for buddy pairs to explore the reef and wall at their leisure, (with navigation aided by our marker buoys), or to follow the dive guide. Those without buddies team up with the dive guide, and with our small sized dive group (8 maximum), this allows every diver to relax and enjoy each breath of air.
After our surface interval, we will dive a second site in the same area, and then chill as we head back to Provo, normally arriving at the dock around 1.15 – 1.45pm.
Nitrox (Enriched Air) is available and recommended, to ensure you fully enjoy the spectacular walls with longer potential bottom times. For those not Nitrox certified, we offer easy and quick introductions (Try Nitrox) and courses. (Nitrox Certification)
Due to COVID, complementary pick up is no longer available but we can provide details of taxi drivers we use. Alternatively, if you have your own transport you are welcome to meet us at the boat. (How to Find the Boat)
Three Tank Dives $255.00 – (Currently suspended due to COVID)
Scheduled for any Thursday where we have sufficient numbers, our Three Tank Dives allow for a small group (8 or less) of divers, who have already dived at least one day with us, to enjoy a more varied diving itinerary. More distant, possibly deeper, or less visited sites are explored, and using drift dives techniques when appropriate to investigate more of the reef. This is a full day’s diving, returning to the dock as late as 4.00pm on occasion. See Do you have any all day trips for our policy.
A packed lunch and refreshments are provided. Nitrox is available on all dives, and is complementary on the third dive. A Try Nitrox introduction and supervision is given to those not Nitrox certified.
Please note all the above prices are inclusive of air tanks and weights only. Equipment and 12% government tax excluded.
Resort Experience and Open Water Training
PADI Resort Experience (Discover Scuba Diving) or SSI Basic Diver $314.00
Learn to dive today –A briefing is given which covers the principles of diving, equipment and some basic skills with one of our friendly and experienced instructors. There is then some skill practice at a shallow depth off the back of the boat on a one to one basis designed to help make you feel more comfortable breathing underwater. Once this is complete you then continue on your first of two shallow dives from the boat, within arms reach of your instructor. (Maximum four divers per instructor but normally 2 divers, with a $95 single diver supplement) .
PADI or SSI Open Water eLearning Course $719.00
For children 10 and 11 (max 2), solo student or Private Instruction-add per class $299.00
Become a certified diver, learning skills to improve confidence and control underwater. Learn the dive theory at your own pace with PADI or SSI eLearning, then it’s into the pool (Day 1) to master the skills before moving onto 4 dives from the boat over Days 2 and 3.
All instruction, course materials, equipment hire, boat dives and all processing fees included. PADI and SSI eLearning fee not included.
Scuba Diver eLearning Course $499.00
For children 10 and 11 (max 2), solo student or Private Instruction-add per class $199.00
Alternatively, for those with only a few days on island we offer PADI Scuba Diver course. Using the same material as for Open Water this requires less study and only two dives to obtain this certification, which can be upgraded to Open Water at a later time.
This certification level does restrict the diver to a 40ft (12m) maximum depth and they must always dive with a diving professional.
All instruction, course materials, equipment hire, boat dives and all processing fees included. PADI eLearning fee not included. (Allow 2 days on island).
PADI or SSI Open Water Referral Dives $599.00
For children 10 and 11 (max 2), solo student or Private Instruction-add per class $275.00
For those that have completed all academics and pool work at home and quite sensibly want to complete the open water training dives in Provo’s tropical waters. We are happy to supervise the dives for divers from PADI and SSI as we have instructors on staff from both agencies.
Includes equipment, instruction and dives. Certification fee of $40.00 is not included where academic training has been completed with a paper manual. (Allow 2 days on island).
PADI ReActivate Course $250.00
For those that have been away from the sport for an extended period and want a refresher, this PADI ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional where you can practice your skills and enjoy a supervised dive. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.
Not included:The cost of the dives, equipment and PADI fees (currently $59.95 plus applicable taxes).
Quick Refresher $175.00
Opportunity to review your dive skills, in a pool, with an instructor and re-connect with the water before you jump off the back of the boat. (1-2 Hours)
Try Nitrox $25.00
Dive the second dive with Nitrox and experience the benefit of longer bottom times. No tests to take, just listen as the instructor explains the principles and benefits of Nitrox diving and assists you in analyzing your tank. This cost will be credited to your Nitrox certification if you go on to to complete the course with us.
Dive and equipment not included in price.
(with paper manual) $175.00 or (eLearning $175.00) or (self purchased eLearning $50.00/$90.00)
The potential for longer bottom times provided by Nitrox, combined with the simplicity of modern dive computers, have made diving with Nitrox more accessible than ever before. Easy self study; either with a manual or PADI or SSI eLearning, a simple quiz, analyze 2 Nitrox tanks before your next dive under the supervision of an instructor, and you are a certified Nitrox diver!
Course includes instructor review, 2 Nitrox tanks and PADI or SSI registration fee. Dives not required.
Where eLearning already purchased the fee is $50 if affiliated with Aqua Tci or $90 if affiliated with a different company.
Advanced Open Water Course
Improve your dive skills and knowledge, whilst enjoying Provo’s excellent diving – no exams and no pool time – achieve your Advanced Open Water Certification with 5 dives over either 2 or 3 days. Self-study can be completed at home with PADI or SSI eLearning or pool side with a manual.
The course requires a Deep Dive and an Underwater Navigation Dive, then a choice of three from a list of adventure dives. We recommend the Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive, whilst the Underwater Imaging Dive can help capture those memories and introduce you to a new life long obsession! Alternatively, for the shark lovers amongst you, increase your knowledge with an AWARE Shark Conservation Dive. We can also offer; AWARE Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Boat, Drift, or Nitrox.
|Advanced Open Water Course 5 dives||(2 days)||$566.00|
|+ 1 Pleasure Dive||(3 days)||$776.00|
|Advanced Open Water with Nitrox Specialty||(2 days)||$616.00|
|+ 1 Pleasure Dive||(3 days)||$826.00|
|Advanced Open Water with Digital|
|Underwater Imaging Specialty||(3 days)||$810.00|
|Advanced Open Water with other 2 tank Specialty||(3 days)||$826.00 – 916.00|
All instruction, additional course materials, equipment hire, Nitrox gas if required, boat dives and all processing fees included.
Slate, camera if required,and PADI or SSI eLearning fee not included.
( Single Student supplement $90 for 2 day course and $180 for 3 day course).
We also provide Specialty dive training for a number of topics including;
AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty- $299.00
Mad about Sharks???
Why not come and take your AWARE Shark Conservation Diver certification with Aqua TCI and our certified instructors – not only do you learn all about Sharks but Aqua TCI also donates some of the certification fee to Project AWARE….win win for both you and the environment !!!!
The course includes your 2 dives, equipment, all processing fees, the on line manual and a donation to Project AWARE.
Invasive Lionfish Tracker Specialty- (minimum 2 people) $385.00 per person
Gain your certification from the author of the course, learn some new skills and help the local ecosystem. The course includes your 2 dives, equipment, Nitrox for the second dive and all processing fees, manual and a donation to the TCI Reef Fund.
* For more details on all our Specialty courses, Rescue Diver Training, Dive Master and Assistant Instructor Programs, please contact us.
PRIVATE CHARTERS, CLOSED BOATS & GROUPS
If you have divers and non divers in your party, want the flexibility to plan your day or just want some privacy then a Private Charter is a great option.
Our Private Charters allow for you to choose how many activities you want to do – 1, 2 or even 3 wall dives or maybe drift diving. Other options include a Private Guide, a Private Instructor or a Resort Experience for those in your party not yet certified, snorkeling, cliff jumping or even visiting some historical ruins.
The 2 activity ( diving, snorkeling, etc) Private Charter is exceptional value starting at $1800.00 per day for up to 4 certified divers or snorkelers, with additional certified divers charged at $199.00 per person and snorkelers at $109 per person. All these figures are subject to 12% government tax and 10% service charge.
The 3 activity Private Charter starts at $2100 per day for up to 4 certified divers or snorkelers, with additional divers charged at $257.00 per person and snorkelers at $167 per person. All these figures are subject to 12% government tax and 10% service charge.
Included in our prices are: All equipment rental, lunch and/or snacks and refreshments.
Closed Boat (Bare Charter)
- Start time will be the same as a public boat, i.e. be at the dock no later than 7.30am
- Chilled filtered water and a juice mix will be provided.
- No snacks or other food items will be provided.
- Equipment is not included in the costs and is $30 per day plus tax for a full set of equipment or $10 and $20 plus tax respectively for 1 or 2 items.
Getting together a group of divers for multiple days diving? Want your own private boat and a flexible schedule? Then our group option may be for you.
We will ensure that you, the group leader gets to enjoy your vacation by taking care of the equipment, storage, diving and transportation to and from the boat for you. If you have students with you that is also not a problem, we will just need a copy of your instructor insurance naming Aqua Tci as an additional insured.
Give us a call or drop us an email to discuss further and don’t forget to check out our News Page, where any valid specials are shown.
|Nitrox||$15.00 per tank.|
|Gear Rental||$30.00 per day plus tax for full rental equipment ( 3 items or more out of BCD, regulator, computer, wet suit, mask, fins & snorkel).
One item $10.00 per day, two items $20 per day plus tax.
|Go Pro Camera
|$40.00 per day plus tax for 2 tank dives. Pictures uploaded to One Drive.|
|Private Guide or Private Instructor||Private Guide – $250.00 and upwards plus tax for a 2 tank dive in addition to the charge for the dive and equipment.
Private Instructor – please contact us for the package price inclusive of dives, equipment and instructor.
Government tax is currently 12%
* Please review our Cancellation policy.
Boat and Crew
Custom Dive Boats
Aquatic Safaris ii is a 29ft (10m) Island Hopper, custom built dive boat. She has a nice wide 12ft beam which makes for a comfortable and spacious dive deck.
Chucks Mate is a 36ft(12m) Newton “Dive 36 Special”, custom built dive boat.With a convenient equipment table and comfortable seating on the bow and the upper fly bridge this boat design is the recognized as the industry leader.
The boats are fully equipped with a marine head, fresh water rinse down showers, dry storage area, camera rinse tank, first-aid kit, emergency oxygen, a 15 & 20 man life float, life vests and other relevant safety equipment. Also, a tag line, 15ft hang bars, hookah regulator (emergency air) and large stable dive ladders on the stern to make exiting from the water as easy as possible.
Bill Wallwork is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor and a licensed TCI Boat Master, who has been diving for 20 years and lived and dived on Provo since 2008.
Bill has a degree in Business Studies and a long history in the motor industry including running a Lexus dealership before he gave it all up to dive professionally. Having learned to dive in the English Channel, Bill experienced warm water diving in places such as Truuk Lagoon, Bora Bora, Egypt, Maldives, Mexico and Kenya to name but a few, and found he liked it!
Having worked in Cyprus as a dive instructor he moved to Phi Phi, Thailand where he was the dive operations manager, before moving to Provo. Bill has been diving on Provo since 2008 and is the co-founder of Aqua Tci. Bill has a knack of finding cool small stuff!
His favourite sea creature? Turtles!
Stephanie Wallwork is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, SSI Instructor, DAN Instructor, IAHD (International Association of Handicapped Divers) Instructor and a licensed TCI Boat Master, who has been diving for 20 years and lived and dived on Provo since 2008.
Stephanie has a degree in Geography and is a CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor) who was an International Tax Director and ran her own business, before the siren call of scuba diving took over her life completely! She also learned to dive in the English Channel and experienced some great diving in places such as Galapagos, Palau, the Cenotes of Mexico, Great White diving in Australia and New Zealand to name but a few, and being a water baby found her “home”!
Having worked in Cyprus as a dive instructor she moved to a private island off Andros in the Bahamas where she was the dive and watersports manager, before moving to Provo. Stephanie has been diving on Provo since 2008 and is the co-founder of Aqua Tci. She is also the creator of the PADI Invasive Lionfish Tracker Specialty.
Her favourite sea creature? Sharks!!!