WHO WE ARE

At Ocean Vibes, we believe that size matters, safety first and service is key.  We absolutely enjoy what we are doing and it shows.  We assure you that you’ll have fun too. What we enjoy most is making our guests happy.

Read a few of our customer testimonials and you will appreciate our commitment to our guests.

HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT

We’ve earned our record of customer satisfaction by exceeding the highest standards of quality and safety. Escape the real world with us as we snorkel pristine reefs, explore powder soft beaches and coves, explore underwater ledges and tunnels, refuel with awesome local food prepared fresh on the beach whilst you watch. A day with us will leave you trying to get more days off work for a vacation extension.

Our list of fun and exciting adventures includes but is not limited to Snorkeling excursions; full and half days Catamaran Sailing and Snorkeling excursions, with a group or have us customize a private adventure just for you, your other half, family, friends, to celebrate a graduation, incentive reward, anniversary, or whatever the special occasion. Dream it and we will make it happen.

MEET THE TEAM

Our team of international and local nature enthusiasts boast years of experience exploring the areas you will be visiting. With our dedication to safety and service combined with our local knowledge and experience we’re confident that we can share with you the heritage and natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands like no one else.

Wayne Hall

Owner & Operator

PADI/NAUI instructor, boat captain, tank filler, gear rinser, van driver, boat washer, and Kayak tour guide extraordinaire. Originally from Grand Turk, Wayne grew up around the Caicos Islands and has been sharing his love of the sea and the natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands ever since. Wayne began professionally guiding scuba divers in 1995 and has served as a Scuba Instructor since 1996. In 1999, he became the first (and still only) Turks and Caicos native to own and operate a scuba diving operation in Providenciales.

Stefano Smith aka Capt Ross

Boat Captain, First Mate, Conch and Lobster Diver, Comedian, Tour Guide etc.

Capt Ross is an experienced conch and lobster diver who supplies some of the local restaurants with fish conch and lobster and also moonlights as a private cook at some of the private villas around Provo. He has worked with us part time over the years and learned the Ocean Vibes way, he is now one of the best snorkel guides/ boat crew on island and is an absolute master at grilling local fish and lobsters on the beach for our beach barbecues.

He is a genius at entertaining kids and you will frequently see him sitting up front on the bow nets surrounded by kids in a trance listening to his fish tales or a line of kids and adults following him across half moon bay or on the trails at Iguana island laughing their heads off to his educational briefings.

Captain Tony Mendez

Boat Captain

Captain Tony, Originally from the Dominican Republic has spent most of his life in and around the waters of the Turks and Caicos, His is the only staff member that has lived on North Caicos, Providenciales and Grand Turk. Tony is no stranger to boats and excursions, he has been working on sail boats, power boats, parasail boats and banana boats for many years. If it floats, he can drive it. He is the Captain of the Reef Peepers snorkel boat at our Grand Turk location and Runs our famous “Rays Conch & Reef Snorkel Tour” He is also the Sting Ray master, conch diver and makes one of the best conch salads we have ever seen. If you see disappear over the wall and vanish into the blue, don’t worry he is just doing his daily meditation exercise and will be back in a minute or two.

Joanne Buddle

Manager

Manager Jo, originally from the North East of England is a former Tax Consultant who decided to follow her dream and travel the world. After much backpacking and working as a Dive Instructor in Asia she discovered the beauty of Providenciales and joined the Ocean Vibes Dive Team. However, she spends more time these days above water in Grand Turk from where she manages the company. She handles all reservations so any queries, she is your point of contact. For all guests arriving into Grand Turk on Cruise Ships then she will be found at the Ocean Vibes booth in the Cruise Centre, greeting you with a smile and making sure you have the best time on your shore excursion.

Angelo Williams

Mate

First mate Angelo, an original Turks Islander, works on our ‘Rays, Conch & Reef’ Snorkel Adventure in Grand Turk. He is an experienced Conch diver who will make sure you don’t go hungry on our tour, helping you locate the Conch which Captain Tony will later turn into the fresh Conch Salad. Don’t be confused when you see him standing on the front of the boat and pointing in a direction that you follow with your eyes and see nothing but the same colored water, he is pointing to where the conch are, without using a GPS, he says he can just feel it when he is in the right place. Angelo will demonstrate how to knock the Conch and if you ask nicely he may also let you try the Conch Pistol aka Island Viagra! He is quite an acrobat too so when you reach the snorkel stop, watch him somersault into the Ocean in his own unique way.

Troy Cox

Mate

He may be our youngest crew member but born on Grand Turk, Troy, knows these waters well. Under the guidance of Capt Tony he works alongside Angelo on our ‘Rays, Conch & Reef’ Snorkel Tour. Don’t be deterred by the fact he is a bit quiet and usually found in a wetsuit, the water isn’t really cold, he even wears it in the middle of summer! He will guide you around the reef and is also an experienced Conch diver. Watch him methodically put a hole in the conch shell and pull the animal out, clean it, slurp down the worm and magically transform it into a tasty island delicacy right in front of your eyes.