In accordance with the TCIG Covid-19 guidelines, Ocean Vibes has adopted the following safety and sanitation measures to minimize the risk of contamination and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Use of face masks and social distancing:

  • On the boats face masks are required while boarding and alighting the vessel, but once the safety briefing is done and we are underway, people are able to spread about the boat and masks can be removed.
  • Face masks must be used when using the head.
  • Although we are very happy to welcome you aboard, we must refrain from handshakes, fist bumps and high fives.
  • The maximum number of people on our public trips has been reduced.

The Boats:

  • Heads are bleached and cleaned with disinfectant every morning, between trips and sprayed down with 70% alcohol periodically during each trip and cleaned again at the end of the day.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the head, food areas and multiple locations around the boat.
  • Between trips and at the end of each day, high traffic areas are wiped with a bleach solution followed by the normal boat rinsing.

The Gear:

  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own snorkel equipment if they have it.
  • Masks and snorkels will be washed in a joy and bleach solution, then rinsed with fresh water at the end of every day.
  • All snorkel mouthpieces will be sprayed with listerine before handing to the guest.
  • Defog will be provided so please do not clean your mask with saliva.
  • To prevent bringing unnecessary mucus onboard when removing masks and snorkels, guests will be briefed in advance to remove these items in the water so that they can rinse this gear and their faces in the ocean before boarding. This may not be appropriate in all sea states, in this case its safer that guests keep their masks in place until back onboard.

Food Service:

  • In meeting with TCIG regulations, all food will be presented and served individually; all buffet style food service has been suspended.
  • Everyone will be required to sanitise their hands before eating.
  • When refilling cups from a cooler, staff and guests are instructed to make sure that the surfaces do not touch each other i.e. ensure space between your cup and the spout.

Health Checks:

  • Staff and guests who are not feeling well are asked not to board the boat.
  • Staff health and temperature is monitored regularly.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands, or sneeze/cough into your elbow.


The government have inspected our vessels and our protocols and certified us as being ‘TCI Assured’. You will see the stickers displayed on our vessels.


You need a TCI Assured Travel Authorization to board your flight. This is a free authorization and you apply online. You’ll need:

  • From 1 September 2021, all visitors 16 years of age and over must be fully-vaccinated 
  • A negative COVID-19 test result . The test must be taken within 3 days prior to travel in the islands (see below). Children under 10 are exempted from this requirement.
  • Insurance which covers COVID-19 

For up to date information on entry requirements please check the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board website