Grand Turk Diving
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Grand Turk Diving Company is a small locally owned business, offering Private and small groups for snorkeling, diving and Cay trips. For our overnight visitors, we offer sunset cruises and night snorkeling. We can customize tours for your specific needs, on a flexible schedule.
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos
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Tours and Tickets by Grand Turk Diving
Self-guided Tours
3–4 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 92% of travelers
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$150.00
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Norma T L
Providenciales101 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Kind people are my kind of people and these are definitely my kind of people!!
From all the preliminaries at sea level with booking my dives and bike rental, Chris, Al and Jason were all very informative, professional and helpful.
Chris is an amazing person who’s passion for her work, potcakes and the two legged animals is very heartwarming!
Thanks to her for helping this Solo traveler navigate your hometown!! JJ was sweet and introduced me to a diver’s hidden foodie spot that was both inexpensive and delicious!!! Jason was light hearted and is a great artist!!
As for below sea level:
Smitty was the right dive master at exactly the right time. To me he was a gift from Poseidon. On my 50th Birthday I choose to take a break from another dive company to take in a dawn dive with GTD, but due to ocean conditions, this was not possible. Luckily the morning dives were on.. I was introduced to the most Type B personality dive master with a passion for education!! His attention to detail from stem to stern was exactly what I needed to continue my life as a SCUBA diver..
A few days later I met Dive master Dan whose passion for marine life and love of his chosen professions were infectious!! His personality, education, and upbringing make his ability to communicate with utmost respect and honor something to admire.
All these people changed my life in different ways. And I thought these people only existed in my tight group of friends, family and in the movies of olde.
I am proud to call them my family in Grand Turk and will be diving only with them when I return...
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank you! We appreciate your review. Everyone at GTDC gives their all to each and every person to make sure that their experience is memorable. We treat all our guests like family as you stated.
Written February 14, 2020
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Explore603036
4 contributions
Apr 2022
My husband, two teen-aged sons and I spent 3 days diving with Smitty over spring break 2022. I was really impressed with GT diving. Weather-wise we had some challenges, but Smitty was out early every morning to find out where diving would be feasible under the circumstances. Once out on the boat, he was very safety conscious and really took the time to teach my boys the ins and outs of diving. Our dives were long and just amazing. Chris in the office was also very friendly and helpful with things that really were not her job at all like helping us figure out how to get our covid tests before our departure. She literally drove through a torrential downpour to figure out when the pharmacy opened and whether they took walk-ins!
I highly recommend GT Diving!
Written May 7, 2022
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Donna Germuga
Rochester, NY9 contributions
Feb 2020
The Grand Turk Dive Shop was amazing. The people are friendly, funny and sensitive to what you need. I was on vacation with an experienced diver and decided to try SCUBA. I ended up getting certified and having the most amazing experience of my life! I thought of myself as possibly too old, too heavy, not a good candidate for diving. They made me feel relaxed, confident and ready for a new experience. Can't rate them highly enough. I would go back tomorrow if I could!
Written February 23, 2020
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Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We are glad that we was able to help build your confidence and achieving something that you will never forget. Your experience with us means a lot to us equally. We are sure that we will see you again. Take Care!
Written February 24, 2020
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Arjen tB
Rijssen, The Netherlands11 contributions
Dec 2019
We had 2 dives with Jason, who did a good job in guiding us during the dive. Everything was easy going but still very professional. The wait between the dives was a bit long but since we went down to around 30 meters it was good to recover. Too bad the coral has had some bleaching.
Written January 6, 2020
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We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dives with us. The coral is actually coming back rapidly.
Written January 13, 2020
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JohnnyMack2018
Charleston, SC106 contributions
Feb 2022
I highly recommend these guys if your here to dive. All 4 of the dive sites they took us to were fantastic. Lots of sea-life and whale song. They even ran us back to Jack's to catch up with our group afterward. Dive with them, you won't be disappointed.
Written April 18, 2022
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Brigid S
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
First was with Smitty who is laid-back and lovely. We went to Gibbs Cay and swim with the stingrays..enjoyed this lovely deserted island. Then we went to two different snorkel sites, including the Wall, and had a great experience at both.
Second trip was to Salt Cay with JJ. He was a skilled skipper and great company.. would recommend both. The aquamarine water is incredibly clear so you can see for long distances. While reefs all over the world are in various stages of bleaching and dying off many of these were still lovely and loaded with fish.
Written January 8, 2020
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Hi Brigid, we are so happy that you enjoyed your tours with us. Thank you for your wonderful comment and we hope to see you back here someday.
Written January 13, 2020
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Christa W
Jacksonville, FL37 contributions
Dec 2011 • Friends
My family was stopping in Grand Turk for a morning while on a Holland America cruise. In looking for non-cruise ship sponsored activities to do, I came across Grand Turk Diving on Trip Advisor and saw that they could cater to the schedules of cruise ship passengers. I booked bicycle rentals (they come with snorkeling equipment and a map of the island) that were ready for us upon our arrival. The GT Dive office that is near the cruise terminal is just past the local village -- you can see it from the ship-- and it's well marked with a dive flag -- really easy to find.

After some route advice from the office, we headed out on a very nice day of cycling around the island. It was great to just drive through regular neighborhoods and see normal, everyday sights -- which is something you don't often get to see if you stay with the cruise excursions. We rode north, through Cockburn Town, and stopped at a beach to snorkel (not super amazing snorkeling, but a beautiful beach with a bar). The roads are a little rough -- and it seemed like the wind was always at our faces -- but the scenery was decent and it was fun to get out and about.

Grand Turk Diving was very professional and helpful from start to finish --timely responses to my emailed questions, outfitting us for our day, and even speedily bringing a replacement bike when the tire on one of ours busted. I would highly recommend GT Diving when you're coming in on a cruise and want to make the most of your short time on the island.

Must sees: If you have the stamina and the time, try to go out to the road out towards the lighthouse (the donkeys are awesome! ); go to Jack's Shack and have a drink before you go back to the ship; check out the pool at Margaritaville.
Written January 9, 2012
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JimTonra
Wilmington, MA51 contributions
Apr 2012 • Friends
This review is for all the cruise ship visitors considering booking a dive with Grand Turk Diving. I did a bunch of research prior to my recent trip on the Carnival Valor and chose these guys based on reviews here as well as Cruise Critic and other places. They were always quick to respond to my emails and were very accommodating to my large group which was made up of both divers and snorkelers. As it turns out, we were unable to dock due to high winds in Grand Turk the day we were scheduled to be there. One of the big concerns cruise ship passengers always have when booking an independent excursion like this is "what happens to my deposit if we're unable to dock for some reason". I was reassured by Grand Turk Diving that in the event that happened, they would refund the deposit and that's exactly what they did and they did so promptly. We were VERY disappointed not to be able to dive with them but I still wanted to post a "review" to reassure those who are looking to book in the future that you CAN rely on these guys to do the right thing if the unexpected happens.
Written May 11, 2012
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webtravelreview
Centennial, CO1,069 contributions
Mar 2011
We booked this for our day on Grand Turk from Carnival Liberty. We are a family of 4 with elementary aged kids. We wanted a snorkeling trip that kept us from the larger excursions from the ship. We wanted some time with sting rays and to see some reefs and Gibbs Cay. Everything we hoped for was delivered.

I really do recommend this trip. We were at the same area as the Oasis boats from the ship, only we watched them come and go several times with large groups. We had the freedom to hang out on the beach, Alan and his crew set up a shade tent or go in the water and see the rays. Then they took one boat at a time and went out to 2 different reef areas. They were really incredible. At one of the reefs a staff member gave us a "guided" tour of the reef. It was so nice. At the other they gave us some recommendations on where to head out.

It was a perfect day with just the right amount of activity and relaxation. Oh, and the lunch on the beach was just perfect. Ribs, chicken and some sides.
Written March 27, 2011
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Stuartsher
Westlake Village2 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
When I arrived at Grand Turk Diving, Chris was the only bright spot. She was nice and pleasant. However, they dive instructors were very unorganized and the equipment they give you to rent is old, not serviced, and, quite frankly, they did not seem to care. Diving is a dangerous sport and having proper and functioning equipment is of obvious importance. The BCD they first gave me was broken and would not inflate. They then told me they have others on the boat. I then asked if they had any BCD's that had integrated weight pouches. They had none. Hence, we had to use the uncomfortable weight belt.

We then walked to the dive boat, about 6 of us, and Smitty was our dive guide. He looked completely disinterested, never went over a dive plan or hand signals should any of us have a problem. This is very important since depending on schooling and certification teachers, some learn hand signals that may be different than what other fellow divers learned.

During our first dive, my the equipment worked properly. However, during my second dive, and at about 40 feet down, I inflated my BCD to attain better neutral buoyancy. Unfortunately, the deflator valve became inoperative and air would not deflate. Needless to say, I began to rise to the surface. Being unfamiliar with the BCD (nor was anything shown to me as there was to pre-dive equipment check) I began to rise to the surface. Smitty, was so busy and concerned about killing Lion fish with his spear gun, he took no notice of my troubles. When I gave a fellow diver a hand signal that I was having a problem, he had no idea what I was telling him (hence --- the importance of a pre-dive meeting to go over hand signals). Luckily, this all occurred to me at the beginning of my second dive so decompression sickness issues were not a problem and my rise to the top was not overly fast. When I got back onto the boat, I informed Smitty about the issue and he simply showed no interest. What was also troubling for me is that this dive operation gave a fellow diver a prescription mask, who obviously have trouble seeing under water. When he surfaced after the first dive, he obviously was disgusted with GT Divers (and I don't blame him}.

Now I know why many fatalities occur in the Caribbean with dive shops. For those who read this review, make sure you demand a pre-dive plan and a meeting so that all the divers are on the same page. If you see Smitty with his spear gun, take note that he will be more concerned about killing Lion fish than being concerned about your well-being and/or showing you the marine life.
Written April 26, 2012
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Thank you for contributing to TripAdvisor and for reviewing our business. If I may please add some comments and observations : All our gear is regularly serviced on an as needed or bimonthly basis, whichever comes first. Most of our BCD's are less than 2 years old, and quite a few are less than a year old.. They may look weathered but rinsing it out and hanging it up to dry at 21* N latitude makes it look a lot older than it is. All our gear is checked before leaving the shop as was your first BCD which was immediately taken out of service and put in the repair or replace bin. We regularly replace our BCDs every 2 to 3 years or as they become unserviceable. The BCD you used (Sherwood Silhouette) has exactly the same inflator/deflator set up your own BCD (you mentioned in one of your e-mails you have a SeaQuest) and has, as does virtually every other BCD with the exception of some Dacor models, one button that puts air in, one button lets it out. Pull on it and it opens the dump valve. The location and operation of these buttons are identical to your own BCD, deflate button on the end, inflate button on the side. How to operate a BCD is covered in your certification and we do not feel it necessary to go over this in briefings unless asked to. Since you stated that you had 35 dives we did not feel it necessary to go over basics with you and everyone else. All the divers that day represented that they were experienced, certified divers. It should be noted that on your second dive, there was you, Smitty as divemaster and one other diver or 2 divers, 1 Instructor. You were diving in 35 to 40 feet of clear (120' vis) water with no current and no wind or wave. At no time were you further than about 400' from the boat. Smitty recalls seeing you at the beginning of the dive submerging, being on the surface briefly and then returning. He didn't think much of it and you completed the second dive with the "defective" BCD. There was no reason to believe you were in any sort of trouble, or that there was any major problem. When you were back on the boat you made mention of the equipment problem, Smitty looked at BCD and found no fault with it. We note that the person that used your BCD before you and also the person using it after you reported no fault with the BCD. If I could respectfully suggest that you may have over inflated the BCD and the air did not dump out of it because your left shoulder has not high enough. Once you were on the surface (and at a more vertical angle ) the air dumped out and you could then submerge. We note that although "defective" you used the same BCD for the entire second dive without any further incident. If at any time you are on a dive boat and feel that your pre-dive briefing is insufficient or that you would like to go over hand signals or other items you should feel free to voice them. If we have done a briefing on your first dive about exits, entries, go out, turn around, how we dive, etc. we do not feel it necessary to go over it again an hour later for your second dive. If you are ever in doubt about how to operate equipment or have any questions you should feel free to confer directly with the Divemaster or simply ask questions during or after the briefing or at anytime. Yours, Al Miegel Co Owner, Grand Turk Diving Co. Ltd.
Written April 28, 2012
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