Oasis Divers first opened their doors in August of 1996. Started by Captain Everette Freites and Dale Barker, Oasis Divers goal was simple: provide scuba divers with a top-notch dive experience in one of the Caribbean’s best diving places, the Turks and Caicos Islands. With only Everette, Dale, and one boat, they began offering tours and training to divers from all over the world.
Over the next few years Oasis Divers became an island mainstay and earned itself a strong reputation in the diving community. Everette and Dales’ passion for Caribbean diving and love of the ocean was evident as they continued to grow and expand their business. More staff and boats were added to the Oasis Divers team and experienced diving instructors were brought in from international backgrounds.
As the years passed on and tourism to the island continued to grow, so did Oasis Divers. With the help of their amazing team, Everette and Dale were able to expand Oasis Divers into a full-fledged watersports operator. Grand Turk snorkeling tours, deep sea fishing, Grand Turk kayaking, whale-watching, and sailing were added to the repertoire. Oasis Divers was also recognized as an industry leader and won multiple awards including “Top Dive Operator” and “Top Tour Operator”.
Today Oasis Divers has two shops located on Grand Turk, a variety of boats, and employs over 50 people from a variety of backgrounds. The company strives to stay at the top of the diving and watersports industry with a continued emphasis on unique experiences, safety standards, and personalized service. Everette and Dale still run the company on a day-to-day basis and enjoy meeting people from all over the world and introducing them to the underwater realm. People come to Grand Turk Island to experience its beauty and they come back to Oasis Divers again and again because, as we say around here, “We are in the amazing business!”