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 ARE 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 full and half day catamaran sailing and snorkeling excursions, sunset sails, glow worm and stargazing cruises, whale watching (in season) and parasailing.  Join a group trip or have us customize a private adventure just for you, your other half, family, friends, to celebrate a graduation, incentive reward, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, 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.

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

Captain

Captain Angelo, an original Turks Islander, works on our ‘Rays, Conch & Reef’ Snorkel Adventure in Grand Turk. He has grown up with Ocean Vibes, having begun his career as crew before working his way up to Captain.  Ocean Vibes prides itself in promoting local talent and Angelo is one of the successes of our extensive training programme.   He will make sure you have fun on your tour whilst at the same time ensuring our top safety standards are adhered to. He doesn’t get wet as much as he used to but don’t be fooled, he was a fish in a previous life and will be to you in an instant if needed.  He is also one of our best conch divers so will have dove enough fresh conch for you to enjoy this local delicacy on your tour.

Manuel Misick

Crew

First mate Manuel, an original Turks Islander, works on our ‘Rays, Conch & Reef’ Snorkel Adventure in Grand Turk. Manuel grew up on the beach and is at home in the Ocean. Over the years when he wasn’t at school, he would be out on one of our boats helping the Captain and Crew and gaining valuable experience. Now he has graduated, he is one of our full time crew members and a Captain in training.  He is an experienced Conch diver who will makes sure you don’t go hungry on our tour as he will have previously dove your conch and is responsible for preparing the fresh Conch Salad on your tour. At Gibbs Cay, he will demonstrate how to knock the Conch and if you ask nicely he may also let you try the Conch Pistol aka Island Viagra!

Jayson Smith

Crew

First mate Jayson, an original Turks Islander, works on our ‘Rays, Conch & Reef’ Snorkel Adventure in Grand Turk. He is the loudest of the crew members and will introduce himself as Mr Hype as he makes sure you all have as much fun as possible on our tour! He is quite an acrobat too so when you reach the snorkel stop, watch him somersault into the Ocean in his own unique way.  He is the stingray whisperer, so when you reach Gibbs Cay watch him call the stingrays so that you all get a chance to interact with these beautiful creatures and get your perfect photos with them. He is also the rum punch mixologist so will ensure you finish your tour with a taste of the Caribbean!

Romaine Cunningham

Parasail Captain

Parasail Captain Romaine, is originally from Jamaica. He has many years of experience, flying thousands of fun seekers and you can be confident that you are in safe hands. He will make sure you receive full instructions so even if you have never parasailed before, you need not worry as before you know it you will be flying like an Eagle, 500 feet up.

Melissa Prospere

Dispatcher

If you are visiting Grand Turk on a Cruise Ship then Melissa will be the person to welcome you to your Grand Turk Ocean Vibes Adventure.  Located at Booth number 8 in the Cruise Centre (end of the pier), she will sign you in for your excursion, give you your wristbands and take you to your boat.  Whether it be Whale Watching or Rays, Conch & Reef Snorkel adventure she will ensure you are all set for a great day in Paradise. Any questions on the day then Melissa will be your point of contact.

Jordan and Eden Hall

Trainee Crew

If you are visiting Providenciales when school is out, you will meet our youngest crew members Jordan and Eden Hall. Don’t let their size fool you, they are at home on boats and are natural born swimmers.   You will find Eden somersaulting off the boat before leading you on an epic snorkel adventure, pointing out the many species of marine life in our waters. Jordan is just at home in the water but is often to be found operating a drone and capturing your experience from above. They are not old enough to serve you a drink yet but will be hoisting the sails and making sure you have the best possible experience on your sail and snorkel adventures.