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. From pick up at your hotel (for select resorts) to dropping you off at the end of the day the staff will do their utmost to make sure you 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 reasons 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 30’s (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.
You are most likely to meet Jo-Anne Charman in the shop, setting the schedule. She and her partner worked at Beaches then left and ran their own dive shop for a few years in The Philippines. A sailing trip brought them back to Provo where they decided it felt like home,so they stayed. Hopefully, you won’t meet Ric Fimio! Ric is the old man of the team with many years of diving and boating experience. He now spends most of his time maintaining the equipment and our Turks and Caicos dive shop and is greasy on a daily basis.
Justin Hinks has been with us the longest. He came from Dive Tortola in the BVIs and worked at Brendal’s in Abaco before moving to Provo. Justin met his wife, Katie, on Provo and they now have twins making for a very busy life.
Jon Ward, our operations manager, who also worked with Brendal’s in Abaco and in St. Maarten, has been with Dive Provo 10 years. Once a passionate freediver and cave diver his life changed after meeting Nives. Now Jon’s wife, Nives exchanged a research laboratory for the underwater world and joined the Dive Provo team 8 years ago. They are happy to call Provo home and spend any spare moments with their lovely daughter Maia.
Anna Proudfoot has been with Dive Provo almost 7 years. She upped and left the Prison Service & Criminal Justice service in Wales in 2011, moving to Thailand to become a Dive instructor, quite a change of career! Anna, as well as working on the boats; is now the retail buyer for Dive Provo, we just have to stop her ordering everything in pink!!! She loves to travel & spends all her spare time with her dog child ‘Princess Leia’.
Most of our staff have worked in Thailand at some point and Kate Yarwood is no exception. Kate escaped the financial rat race in the UK in 2012 when she moved to Thailand to become a diving instructor. Hailing from Manchester England she can often be found humming Oasis songs and scouring the island for gravy based dishes.
Clare and Alan met Ali Patterson whilst vacationing in Palau. Her bubbly personality attracted them, and when not scuba diving she likes to sing. If you are lucky you might catch her one evening singing with a local band.
Mauro Palladino has worked in many dive locations as a boat captain and scuba instructor since leaving Italy. Like Italian cars, he is good looking, zippy and efficient.
Our 2019 additions include Peter Everitt. Hailing from the UK he is not only an accomplished instructor but also a boat captain and all-around handyman. Prior to joining Dive Provo, he spent a season teaching and supervising groups of teenagers aboard a liveaboard yacht. He has a calm, laid back personality, perfect for students of all ages.
Tim Verhoeven comes all the way from the land of chocolate, beer and waffles – Belgium! While working as a wine maker in Australia, as a tour guide in Thailand and organizing a Music festival in Belgium he became addicted to scuba diving. He decided to become an instructor and found his way to Dive Provo. Diving in cold murky waters in Belgium for the past 3 years teaching and guiding made him really confident under water. His hardworking and easygoing personality makes him a perfect fit for our team.
Joe Jardine joined the team in 2019 as well. As the name might suggest Joe is Alan and Clare’s older son. Brought up in the dive business his first career as a captain was working on luxury yachts. Next on to Civil Engineering and now he has made the move into the family business. Joe works on the boats as a captain and instructor but used his engineering skills to design the pool we built in 2019 specifically for the purpose of teaching divers. The pool is sizeable and deep enough to allow students to swim around practicing their buoyancy and equalizing techniques.
Our newest team members are Constanze and Marco. Marco and Constanze joined Dive Provo in January. Originally, Marco is from Italy and Constanze from Germany, but they came to Provo from Iceland in the far north of the Atlantic ocean. Having an academic background in ecology and marine biology, they are happy to observe all kinds of marine life in the beautiful waters around Provo