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Dive Provo & Ports of Call Turks & Caicos 20% Off Special

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Dive Provo

Dive Provo

Dive Provo: A member of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

For a limited time, Dive Provo guests are being offered a 20% discount off on nightly room rates at the Ports of Call Resort, the island’s premier value-priced property.

Dive Provo, a member of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, provides the best of the Turks & Caicos Islands diving with their three modern boats visiting the dramatic walls of West Caicos, French Cay and Northwest Point, and exploring the deep spur and groove coral formations of Grace Bay and Pine Cay. Owned and operated by Alan and Clare Jardine, both with over 30 years of dive industry experience, Dive Provo is dedicated to providing guests with convenient and trouble-free diving. Their all-Instructor level crew provide concierge dive service as dive guides or as teaching staff for those interested in becoming divers or advancing their diving certifications. 

For a limited time, Dive Provo guests are being offered a 20% discount off on nightly room rates at the Ports of Call Resort, the island’s premier value-priced property. The Ports of Call offers 98 spacious junior and balcony suites – all non-smoking – with a refrigerator, coffee maker, cable flat screen TV and sitting area with pull-out sofa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Only 300 yards away is a designated beach area on the awe-inspiring Grace Bay Beach complete with lounges, Tiki huts, standup paddle boards, kayaks, and floating beach chairs. A complimentary shuttle runs each hour. 

Seven night packages including the 20% discount are now only $1,387.00 in a Garden View Suite or $1,520.00 in a Deluxe Suite with Balcony or Terrace. Package prices include accommodations, hotel taxes, hotel gratuities, continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, 5 days of 2-tank diving and daily transfers to and from dive docks. All prices are per person based on double occupancy and are available for new reservations only. This special is available for travel May 1 – December 21, 2016, but it must be booked by March 31, 2016. Packages are customizable for any length of stay or number of dive days. Call our reservation specialists before March 31 for more options.

Price $1387

Package Validity – Start Date May 1st, 2016

Package Validity – End Date Dec 21st, 2016

Travel must be booked by Mar 31st, 2016

Website www.diveprovo.com

Booking Email Address diving@diveprovo.com

Booking Telephone 800.234.7768

World’s Best Destinations for Diving with Big Animals

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Underwater Photo Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas

Jon Cornforth

Atlantic spotted dolphins are one of the many big animals beloved by divers in the Bahamas

Why do the Top 100 Readers Choice Awards, now in their 23rd year, still matter to divers? Because these are your picks, based on thousands of votes from the most experienced dive travelers on the planet. Why do they matter to us? Because every month you hear from our editors on what we think matters in the world of dive travel. For the January/February issue of Scuba Diving we get to listen to you, and we’re taking notes.

Here, we proudly present the No. 1 ranking destinations in the Best Big Animal Encounters category of the awards. The full list of winning destinations is below.

Underwater Photo Hammerhead Shark Bimini Bahamas

Bill Fisher

Bahamas

Best Big Animal Encounters in the Caribbean and Atlantic

Everyone likes a sure thing. Thus the Bahamas continues to rate so highly for big animals. Unlike ultra-remote locales requiring liveaboards and overnight motors before day one begins, here, hammerheads or Caribbean reef sharks mug for your lens just as soon as you unpack and assemble gear. Plus, the variety of species calling these islands home or waypoint is incredible. The hammerheads of Bimini. Oceanic whitetips of Cat Island. Tigers off Grand Bahama. And the place that helped the nation become synonymous for sharks: Nassau. Hopscotch between a few spots and you’ll quickly amass a portfolio of species — plus learn the behavior not only of the sharks but of the goliath grouper that serve as shark-feed second acts. One more perk: Although not as reliably seen, wild Atlantic spotted dolphins regularly cruise Bimini and the Little Bahama Bank, creating an ideal opportunity for those who’ve been wowed by the main attraction but want the show to continue. — Brooke Morton

Caribbean and Atlantic

1. Bahamas

2. Turks and Caicos

3. Belize

4. Cayman Islands

5. Mexico



Diver and Sand Tiger Shark Underwater Photo North Carolina

Scott Johnson

North Carolina

Best Big Animal Encounters in North America

They’re big, and they’re slow. Sand tigers, the predominant shark species off North Carolina, lack a swim bladder but manage near-perfect neutral buoyancy thanks to an ability to gulp air at the surface. It explains why they’re among the least hurried big animals, good news for photographers or any diver who simply wants to prolong face time with these snaggletoothed scavengers. — Brooke Morton

North America

1. North Carolina

2. Florida

3. California

4. Washington

5. British Columbia



Galapagos Sea Lions Underwater Photo

Doug Perrine

Galapagos

Best Big Animal Encounters in the Pacific and Indian Oceans

You could go to Galapagos just to see table-size black-blotched rays, quizzical sea lions, tornadoes of barracuda and jacks, turtles and manta rays galore. But really, you’re deluding your- self if you go for any other reason than sharks — clouds of hammerheads and whitetips, solitary tigers and packs of burly Galapagos. — David Espinosa

Pacific and Indian Oceans

1. Galapagos

2. Palau

3. Hawaii

4. Costa Rica

5. Maldives



How We Got the Numbers Thousands of Scuba Diving subscribers and online users rated their experiences at dive destinations in a variety of categories on a scale from one to five. Final scores are an average of the numerical scores awarded. A minimum number of responses was required for a destination to be included in these ratings.

Dive Provo and Royal West Indies offer SUITE Deals in the Turks & Caicos Islands

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Dive Provo

Royal West Indies

If you are looking for a great fall vacation, Dive Provo and Royal West Indies are offering some super savings!

Dive Provo guests staying at the Royal West Indies are being offered 35% off nightly Suite rates for all Studio and One Bedroom Botanical View, Ocean View and Ocean Front Suites. Talk about SWEET! This special is available for new reservations only for travel September 1 – November 15, 2015 and must be booked by August 31, 2015.

Seven night packages in a Botanical View Studio Suite are now only $1,215.00; seven nights in a One Bedroom Ocean Front Suite are now only $1,824.00. Both package prices are per person based on double occupancy. Package prices include accommodations, hotel taxes, hotel gratuities, free Wi-Fi, 4 days of 2-tank diving and daily transfers to and from dive docks.

Royal West Indies features oversized suites, all tastefully appointed in classic Caribbean Colonial style and offering spacious indoor-outdoor living space and convenient kitchen areas.

Located directly on the white sands of the Caribbean’s most stunning beach, the mesmerizing waters of Grace Bay Beach Turks and Caicos are just steps away.

Explore all that this affordable and intimate condo-style resort has to offer, including a popular restaurant on site, in-suite spa services, tour desk, concierge services and extra bonuses like free watersports equipment and bicycles for you to use and complementary internet access. Within walking distance is island shopping, a casino, local pubs and other nightlife, a golf course and miles of white sand beaches.

Dive Provo provides the best of the Turks & Caicos Islands diving with their three modern boats visiting the dramatic walls of West Caicos, French Cay and Northwest Point, and exploring the deep spur and groove coral formations of Grace Bay and Pine Cay. Owned and operated by Alan and Clare Jardine, both with over 30 years of dive industry experience, Dive Provo is dedicated to providing guests with convenient and trouble-free diving.

For a limited time, certified divers can purchase the PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox course for the discounted price of $150.00 per student. You can choose to take this short course one of two ways: purchase the E-Learning module directly through Dive Provo and study the academics online at your convenience or we’ll give you the course Manual for your reading once you arrive. Once you have completed the academic portion, your next step is to review the material with our instructor and take an exam. Once done simply analyze 2 tanks before your next dive and we register you as an Enriched Air Nitrox diver. The $150.00 course fee includes either the manual or E-Learning option, 2 Nitrox tanks and PADI certification card fee. Boat dives are not included. This course must be booked by December 22, 2015 in order to get the special rate.

Details

Price: $1215.00
Package Validity – Start Date: September 1, 2015
Package Validity – End Date: November 1, 2015
Travel must be booked by: August 31, 2015
Booking Email: diving@diveprovo.com
Book by phone: 800-234-7768
Website: www.diveprovo.com