Aqua Tci was formed to encompass all the great dive practices that Steph and Bill Wallwork, the founders, have seen and experienced from diving around the world. The Turks and Caicos Islands diverse aquatic wildlife, clear waters, relaxed diving and chilled island lifestyle, provides the ideal location for them to share with you their passion for diving.
The idea is simple: the freedom provided by a small group of certified divers, combined with higher levels of personal service and professionalism, results in the best possible scuba diving in the Turks and Caicos.
Our boat Aquatic Safaris ii is a 30ft (10m) Island Hopper, custom built dive boat. She has a nice wide beam which makes for a comfortable and spacious dive deck. The boat is fully equipped with a marine head, fresh water rinse down shower, dry storage area, camera rinse tank, first-aid kit, emergency oxygen, a 15 man life float, EPIRB, life vests and other relevant safety equipment. Also, a tag line, 15ft hang bar, hookah regulator (emergency air) and two large dive ladders to make exit from the water as easy as possible.
Bill Wallwork is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor and a licensed TCI Boat Master, who has been diving for 20 years and lived and dived on Provo since 2008. Bill has a degree in Business Studies and a long history in the motor industry including running a Lexus dealership before he gave it all up to dive professionally. Having learned to dive in the English Channel, Bill experienced warm water diving in places such as Truuk Lagoon, Bora Bora, Egypt, Maldives, Mexico and Kenya to name but a few, and found he liked it! Having worked in Cyprus as a dive instructor he moved to Phi Phi, Thailand where he was the dive operations manager, before moving to Provo. Bill has been diving on Provo since 2008 and is the co-founder of Aqua Tci. Bill has a knack of finding cool small stuff! His favourite sea creature? Turtles!
Stephanie Wallwork is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, DAN Instructor, IAHD (International Association of Handicapped Divers) Instructor and a licensed TCI Boat Master, who has been diving for 20 years and lived and dived on Provo since 2008. Stephanie has a degree in Geography and is a CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor) who was an International Tax Director and ran her own business, before the siren call of scuba diving took over her life completely! She also learned to dive in the English Channel and experienced some great diving in places such as Galapagos, Palau, the Cenotes of Mexico, Great White diving in Australia and New Zealand to name but a few, and being a water baby found her “home”! Having worked in Cyprus as a dive instructor she moved to a private island off Andros in the Bahamas where she was the dive and watersports manager, before moving to Provo. Stephanie has been diving on Provo since 2008 and is the co-founder of Aqua Tci. She is also the creator of the PADI Invasive Lionfish Tracker Specialty.
We run a single owner operated boat, aiming to provide the best possible diving experience to a small group of certified divers and personalised scuba diving instruction here in the Turks and Caicos.
The best of our famed wall diving lies less than an hour from our Southside dock. The generally clear waters and consistent currents allow for relaxed diving along pristine reefs and breathtaking drop-offs. Frequent sightings of Eagle Rays, up close encounters with passive Sharks, and docile Turtles, as well as diverse reef life, make for a chilled and memorable adventure.
Our daily Two Tank Dives leave the dock soon after 8.15 am, and we are one of the first boats to arrive at Northwest Point, West Caicos, Sandbore Channel, or French Cay (Dive Sites). Each day’s sites are selected considering both weather conditions and guest preferences, and we aim to ensure that our divers get to experience the best diving by varying destinations as much as possible.
The 45 minute to 1 hour journey time allows for the crew to ensure all divers are comfortable with their kit and familiar with our diving procedures, their buoyancy control and share navigation tips, if required. A detailed briefing is provided once we have arrived at our dive site. Buddy pairs are free to explore the reef and wall at their leisure, (with navigation aided by our marker buoys), or to follow the dive guide. Those without buddies team up with the dive guide, and with our small sized dive group, this allows every diver to relax and enjoy each breath of air.
After snacks or a light lunch, we will dive a second site in the same area, and then chill as we head back to Provo, normally arriving at the dock around 1.30 – 2.00pm. Nitrox (Enriched Air) is available and recommended, to ensure you fully enjoy the spectacular walls with longer potential bottom times. For those not Nitrox certified, we offer easy and quick introductions (Try Nitrox) and courses. Complementary pick up is available from most Grace Bay Resorts and Hotels. If you have your own transport you are welcome to meet us at the boat.
Scheduled for every Thursday, or as required, our Three Tank Dives allow for small groups (8 or less) of experienced divers, to enjoy a more varied diving itinerary. More distant, possibly deeper, or less visited sites are explored, and using drift dives techniques when appropriate to investigate more of the reef. This is a full days diving, returning to the dock as late as 4.00pm on occasion. See Do you have any all day trips for our policy.
Lunch, snacks, fruit and refreshments are provided. Nitrox is available on all dives, and is complementary on the third dive. A Try Nitrox introduction and supervision is given to those not Nitrox certified.
If you have divers and non divers in your party, want the flexibility to plan your day or just want some privacy then a Private Charter is a great option. Our Full Day Private Charters allow for you to choose how many dives you want to do – 1, 2 or even 3 wall dives or maybe drift diving. Other options include a Private Guide, Resort Experience for those in your party not yet certified, snorkeling, cliff jumping or even visiting some historical ruins.
The full day Private Charter is exceptional value starting at $1500.00 per day for up to 4 divers, with additional divers charged at $110.00 per person. Included in our prices are: All equipment rental, lunch, snacks and refreshments.
Here at Aqua TCI we have many courses to offer our clients! Whether your looking to learn scuba diving or get advanced training we have it all. Here are some of our offered courses: Discover scuba diving, padi open water, padi scuba tune up, quick refresher, try nitrox, advanced open water and additional training. Here is the link to view our offered courses!