Scuba Diving

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Diving in TCI

Explore the Turks and Caicos Islands underwater with EDEN Yacht Charters. Turks and Caicos archipelago is blessed to be a part of the world’s third largest barrier reef. Turks and Caicos Islands are incredible for exploration, although geographically very small these unspoiled islands are vast in diversity.The multitude of marine life here is evident from macro subjects such as the Banded Coral Shrimp to the second largest marine mammal, the magnificent Humpback Whale.

Eden Yacht Charters explore some of the world’s most incredible sheer drop off walls starting as shallow as 40 feet and descending 6000 feet and beyond into the abyss. So whether you are a seasoned diver or have never dived before, you cannot truly experience the underwater world of Turks and Caicos at its very best, unless experienced privately with Eden Yacht Charters highly qualified team of Instructors.

DIVE SITE LOCATIONS:

• Grace Bay, Providenciales – Pine Cay
• North West Point, Providenciales
• Sand Bore Channel, located between Providenciales and West Caicos
• West Caicos
• French Cay
• West Sand Spit

Eden Yacht Charters will design a custom dive day to meet your requirements and explore the finest dive site locations available weather permitting!

SCUBA DIVING OPTIONS:

Eden Yacht Charters highly qualified English and Spanish speaking dive instructors endeavor to give you a guest experience and memories that will last forever. Whether you are not certified and would simply like to have an introduction to scuba diving and an underwater experience or you are a seasoned certified diver, our instructors are here to insure you have an amazing experience.

• Introduction to scuba diving (1 day experience for non certified divers, including ocean
dives)
• PADI scuba diving courses from Open Water Diver thru Dive Master on request
• Underwater guided tours at the locations of your choice
• Night diving on the reef or off the wall
• Closed Circuit Re Breather guided dives on request for certified Re Breather divers with
their own equipment.
• Tri Mix guided dives off the wall on request. Open Circuit and Closed Circuit Tri mix
guided dives available. Advance arrangements required. Must own your own equipment.

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SCUBA DIVING OPTIONS: In Depth……

Introduction to scuba diving

(1 day experience for non certified divers, including ocean
dives)

Eden Yacht Charters offer an introduction to scuba diving experience. This one day experience consists of some basic classroom tuition on board AQUATA by one of our highly trained instructors, followed by some basic skill evaluations related to scuba diving and then an open water dive in the ocean under direct supervision of one or more of our instructors. Depending on time restraints a second and third dive are possible, if requested. This experience is not a scuba diving certification, but is an experience to introduce a non diver to the underwater world.

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PADI Scuba diving courses from Open Water Diver thru Dive Master

Our highly qualified instructors are available to teach all PADI courses from Open Water Diver thru Dive Master at our guest’s request during charters. These courses take from 4 days and up and multiple charters days must be reserved to complete the course. PADI Open Water referral courses are available to those students that have previously completed their pool assessments, knowledge reviews and final exams. All documentation must be made available for our instructors review. The PADI Open Water Divers Referral Course takes 2 days.

Specialty diver courses are also available; these courses usually take 1-2 days depending on the specialty course desired. Our Instructors hold certifications in almost every specialty course.

Underwater guided tours

Eden Yacht Charters endeavor to take our guests to the most spectacular dive sites that Turks and Caicos have to offer. We explore all of the best dive sites, including Grace Bay, Pine Cay, North West Point, Sand Bore Channel, West Caicos, French Cay and West Sand Spit.

On any given day our captain will advise according to the weather conditions, wind direction and tides of the very best locations to visit. You can be assured of visiting the best locations with Eden Yacht Charters. Our underwater guided tours always include one or more dive instructors for your comfort and enjoyment plus surface support on board the yacht. Our small group diving makes the experience unforgettable.

Our divers use UWATEC Tec II console mounted dive computers and EANx 32% (ENRICHED AIR NITROX) for maximum bottom times and minimum nitrogen tissue absorption, and if you are not Nitrox certified don’t worry; we give you an introduction under direct supervision of our instructors included in your charter experience. Why use basic air and increase nitrogen absorption in your tissues and reduce your bottom times, when you have come all this way on vacation to experience as much time as possible exploring the reefs.

Dive the best breathing gas for recreational sport diving all inclusive in your private charter!

Guests of Eden Yacht Charters can choose to dive up to three times per day, time permitting, the choice is yours!

All the activities on board AQUATA are fully inclusive in the charter. How you want to enjoy your day is your choice. Eden Yacht Charters will customize your charter to satisfy all of your requirements!

FOR DIVERS BY DIVERS, EXPECT THE BEST!

Night dives available

Eden Yacht Charters offer Night Dives on request. For our certified and experienced night divers we offer a night dive experience visiting the sheer wall drop offs at North West Point or other locations. All equipment is provided. Night dives in Turks and Caicos Islands are spectacular with an array of teeming marine life active at night.
Experience night diving aboard Aquata, with Turks and Caicos Islands most luxurious diveoperation!

Closed Circuit Re Breather guided dives

dive-equipment-5On request and arranged in advance, we offer underwater guided tours for qualified Closed Circuit Re Breather Divers who own their own equipment. We offer guided CCR tours for both Air and Tri mix diluents certified CCR divers. Eden yacht Charters will customize an incredible dive day(s) for you to take home memories of the best deep wall diving in the Caribbean!

Gases, CO2 Absorbent, technical equipment rental and instructor/guide fees are not included in the standard charter rates. Guests must own their own equipment.
Tri mix guided wall dives Open and Closed Circuit

On request and arranged in advance, we offer guided wall dives into the abyss for qualified Tri mix divers. Eden yacht Charters will customize an incredible dive day(s) for you to take home memories of the best deep wall diving in the Caribbean!
Gases, CO2 Absorbent, technical equipment rental and instructor/guide fees are not included in the standard charter rates. Guests must own their own equipment.

DIVE EQUIPMENT:

Eden Yacht Charters utilizes the most modern and up to date dive equipment including:
• Cressi Focus low profile masks
• UWATEC Tec II dive computers
• Scuba Pro wet suits
• Sherwood regulators
• Cressi BCD’s with integrated weight systems
• Mares Avanti fins
• UK dive lights
• Tec reels with SMB’s for drift diving
• EANx 32% (ENRICHED AIR NITROX) for all recreational sport dives
• Inspiration Closed Circuit Re Breathers
• VR2 Technical dive Computers

Eden Yacht Charters has the most exclusive yacht in Turks and Caicos Islands “AQUATA”,
which in turn makes us the most comfortable and luxurious dive operation in the country!

tank-2DIVE SAFETY:

You’re in safe hands! EDEN Yacht Charters pride themselves on safety first!
ON BOARD:
• DAN O2 Extended Range oxygen administration system
• Commercial First Aid Kits
• Tec reels and SMB’s
• DAN Decal Identification Numbers
• EANx 32% (Nitrox)
• VHF Radios and Cellular phones
• Radar equipment
• Hydrostatic release automatic inflatable life rafts
• PFD Type 1 commercial life vests for adults and children with lights and whistles
• Commercial grade life rings
• Engine room fire suppression system
• Fire extinguishers

Our highly qualified dive instructors hold qualifications from Medic First Aid
First Responder to Hyperbaric Chamber Technician and Operator.
SAFETY FIRST!