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I'll be hitting Grand Turk on a cruise at the end of April. Our arrival time is 1pm so would even miss most afternoon boat dives and the ship dive is way too much. That along with the fact that my wife has been having issues lately with boat dives means we are looking for a shore dive.
I see in searched that "Governors Beach" is a good location for a shore dive.
What I need to know is if there is any dive shop near by that has tank and weight rentals.
Yeah Grand Turk is more of a cruise ship port and thats about it. Oasis is contracted with Carnival and at least one other cruise line ( I think RCCL) so if you tell them your on a ship they will not book a tour with you as it would breach their contract. Tell them no next time
I had to book my dive with my cruise line. We dove at a location a couple hundred yards off shore...it was amazing! We were between 35-50' the entire dive and seen lots of really neat marine life.
Grand Turk hasn't always been just a cruise ship port, that is a somewhat recent thing (2006?) Used to be there were a few small hotels and dive ops and people went there to dive (and get away from it all.) I assume these places are still there though I don't know about the logistics of using them when on a cruise.
(I've only been to T&C once, but dove Grand Turk, South Caicos, and Salt Cay from a liveaboard, and West Caicos from day boats, all on one trip. I have to say Grand Turk was my least favorite diving of those.)