Dive Provo is owned and operated by Alan and Clare Jardine, both SSI Platinum Pros with over 30 years of dive industry experience. Dive Provo knows it is not just outstanding diving that makes a great vacation - it is also the attitude and friendliness of the dive staff. TripAdvisor posts and guest feedback tells us time and again that it is our staff, along with our philosophy of diving freedom, that ensures a core repeat clientele and many word of mouth recommendations. We hope to be able to count you among our repeat guests in the future.
Planning and Reservations
Planning for and traveling as a group is made easy with Dive Provo. Whether working with our Reservations Specialists or your favorite dive travel wholesaler, our goal is to eliminate the stress of the planning process.
Step one will be to set up a dive itinerary that satisfies your group’s interest and activity level. When planning, feel free to invite your dive students! Simply provide us with a copy of your instructor insurance naming Dive Provo as an additional insured, and you’re welcome to conduct training on board.
We’ll help you select the best option for accommodations that fit your groups taste and budget. We offer reservations that include group comps of 9 paid 10th free based on double occupancy at two moderately priced properties: our neighboring property Ports of Call Resort and at Sibonné Beach Resort.
We work with four larger condo-style properties where comps need to be negotiated on a case by case basis. These properties, which include Ocean Club West, Ocean Club Resort, Royal West Indies and The Alexandra all offer options for multi-bedroom room categories.
We offer dive retailers 10% commission on all hotel and dive package reservations we make for groups or your individual dive clients.
Leading the Way
Dive Provo believes trip leaders should get as much enjoyment out of the holiday as the trip participants, so we work hard to ensure that everything goes smoothly for you and your group. We’ll ask you to call us shortly after your arrival to discuss arrangements for your groups pick up time the next morning, and to verify your dive plans. It is best if you bring your group by the dive shop at the Ports of Call Shopping Complex on your day of arrival to register, especially if any of the group needs to rent dive gear.
The ambience of the island is laid back and friendly and the beaches and waters we dive remain unspoiled. Our beautiful shoreline is protected by a continuous barrier reef with all of our dive sites on the exterior of the reef system. So all of our diving is boat diving.
Our islands are a wall diver’s dream. Sheer walls covered in corals, sponges, and gorgonians drop to hundreds of feet and pelagic life including sharks, rays, and turtles are seen in the blue. Some of the most spectacular and most often requested sites may be up to an hour boat ride away, but the distance of the reefs from major civilization accounts for its unspoiled beauty.
The best time to dive our waters is...anytime. Visibility is generally fantastic, averaging over 100 feet, while water temperature averages 75 - 77 F ° during the winter and in the summer it averages 80 - 86 F°.
Dive Provo Boats
Dive Provo operates 3 modern boats designed for customer convenience. They include such amenities as showers, camera buckets, comfortable seating, platform and ladders, as well as VHF radio and safety equipment. 80 and 63 cubic foot aluminum tanks are available for air and 80 for Nitrox.
The two Newton 36 boats, the Provo Conquest and Provo Crusader accommodate up to 16 divers, with the custom designed 32’ Provo Challenger Capacity accommodating 14 divers.
Diving as a Group
Every effort will be made to give dive groups their own boat; however during busy periods when the group size is less than our dive boats capacity this may not be possible. We will do our best to include divers on your trip who are self-sufficient and who will gel with your group. For guaranteed privacy, private charters are available.
Free transfers are provided in an air-conditioned van from most Grace Bay area hotels to our dive shop and on to the dive docks. Pick up time at the various hotels is 8:00 am for the morning two tank dives, returning to your hotel any time between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm depending upon the destination.
The dive boats depart from the docks at Turtle Cove Marina for diving along Provo’s north shore including Northwest Point and Pine Cay, and from our dock on the south side of the island for morning trips to West Caicos, French Cay and the Sandbore Channel and afternoon one-tank dives to Grace Bay dive sites.
After your first dive our staff will switch your gear to a fresh tank, leaving you free to take a fresh water rinse, have a snack and relax! After your second dive, pack your gear away, hang your wet suit on a provided hanger, and we’ll take care of rinsing your gear and having it set upon the boat for you for your next day of diving.
We do not pre-book afternoon boat dives as an add-on to your 2 tank boat dive schedule in advance as we are not always able to dive afternoons in the winter months or be back from morning dives in time if diving far south sites. Night dives are also best booked on island. We will go out any night your group requests (weather permitting) with a minimum of 6 divers. Departure times vary seasonally.