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About Us

Dive Provo is a nine-time recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and a member of the TripAdvisor Certificate Hall of Fame. The professional Dive Provo staff is dedicated to providing guests with convenient and trouble-free diving. They do their utmost to make sure your only “job” is to have a good time.

No lugging heavy gear! The staff will set up your gear for your dive and break it down and rinse it at the end of the day. Just pack your bag, leave it on the dive boats, and it will be ready for your next dive. We also have a full inventory of rental gear for those traveling light.

Meet Our Turks and Caicos Dive Shop Staff

At Dive Provo, we know it is not just outstanding diving that makes a great vacation. It is also the attitude and friendliness of the dive staff. Dive Provo customer surveys continually rank our staff as “Number One” in why they would return. Dive staff moves around the resorts from one end of the world to the other, so you may well meet people you made friends with on your last vacation somewhere else. By and large, Dive Provo’s staff are in their 30s (or older in some cases), and they all have a great variety of life experiences to share with you. Nearly everyone has been with Dive Provo for at least a year.

2022 was a fantastic year of change for the Dive Provo Team, the biggest being the official retirement of Dive Provo founders Alan and Clare Jardine.

Twenty-six years later, they are ready to move on to a new chapter. For Clare, that means spending time in the garden and with her 3 grandchildren, Ira, Jack, and Lizzie, who keep her busy with swimming lessons, bike rides, babysitting, and never-ending demands for play!

Alan, known as Papa to the grandkids, now works his way methodically through the “honey-do” list that Clare regularly updates. Renovations to the kitchen, living room, new doors, windows, etc.

They are also getting to spend time at their second home in Spain and pursuing their wunderlust for travel.

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Ben Jardine

Longtime employee Jon Ward and Alan and Clare’s son Ben Jardine now own and operate Dive Provo. Ben will likely be one of the smiling faces you see in the shop.

Ben grew up in Provo and lived in Bonaire from 2013 to 2020 working in hotels. He moved back to Provo in 2020 to join the family business. He spends his days teaching on a boat, answering the phone in the shop, or making reservations. In his free time, he likes going to the beach and working in his garden.

Jon keeps busy concentrating on all things mechanical, keeping the boats and compressors running in tip-top shape. Jon has been with Dive Provo for over 10 years. Once a passionate free diver and cave diver, his life changed after meeting Nives. who exchanged a research laboratory for the underwater world, joined the Dive Provo team and married Jon. Nives manages all of the critical, behind-the-scenes administration.

Ben and Jon are also supported by TJ, who runs the day-to-day operations on the dive boats and organizes the staff duties. TJ is a dive instructor and boat captain with over 12 years of diving experience under his belt. His infectious laugh guarantees a fun day aboard the dive boat.

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Will comes from France, but he has been surrounded by the ocean all his life; Freediving, Spearfishing, or Scuba diving have been his passion since he was a kid. He’s been working as a Dive Instructor in the Turks and Caicos for the past 5 years, and he loves every moment of it.

Lande (Waiselande Toussaint) grew up in the beautiful Turks and Caicos. She works in the Shop as our Sales Receptionist.  Landi tells us that working with the Dive team has been nothing but laughs and support. Not yet a diver, she is looking forward to starting her own diving experience.

Jason was born in Grand Turk but spent many years in Florida. Jason tried scuba diving to get over his fear of the water. He instantly fell in love with it and continued training to become an instructor. He is a fantastic captain who knows our local waters. Jason spends his free time going to the gym, watching sports, and playing with his son.

RJ started his diving with the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund. He completed his Rescue Diver course and then Dive Master with Dive Provo. RJ is now an Open Water Scuba Instructor and has joined the team full-time. His wealth of local knowledge and passion for the ocean makes him a great part of our team. If you hear the loudest laugh on the dock, guarantee you’ll see RJ’s smiling face!

Mariann is from Montreal, Canada. Mariann came to Dive Provo on vacation and fell in love with the island so she quit her job as a flight attendant and spent some time off travelling Canada and then did her instructor development course. You;ll find Mariann teaching courses, guiding dives and even working in the shop!

Reagan is from Mississippi! She moved to Provo after becoming a dive instructor in South Africa!

You’ll find Reagan helping in the shop or on the boat teaching courses!

In her free time, she enjoys snorkeling, going out to eat and hanging out with her boyfriend Vasili.

Vasili is from South Africa! He moved to Provo with Reagan to become a dive instructor.

You can find Vasilios on the boat or helping Jon do maintenance.

In his free time, he enjoys borrowing Ben’s inflatable and exploring the islands and cays.

Shaina is from Wyoming and just joined our team after becoming a dive instructor in Indonesia.

She is excited to learn and work in the industry! She loves to travel and spends her free time at the yoga studio.

US-Based Support Team

Our reservations & marketing staff have supported us for more than 20 years; Cheryl, Carol, Crystal, and our long-standing reservations representative Betty are ready to answer our 800 number.

Why Dive Provo

All our staff is fully qualified scuba instructors with years of experience who can evaluate diver skill and comfort levels quickly.