The Turks & Caicos Islands are a British Oversees Territory, part of the British West Indies and lie in the Atlantic Ocean at the end of the Bahamas chain in the Caribbean, just a 75 minute flight from Florida.
This island paradise is surrounded by one of the most extensive coral reef systems worldwide. Excellent visibility (up to 150 feet), pristine reefs, abundant tropical flora and fauna, fish and other marine life, quality diving services and easy conditions make these islands a world class and award-winning diving destination. There are 8 inhabited islands, of which the two below are the best known and easiest to access. Diving Turks and Caicos leaves you wanting more!
PROVO (officially: Providenciales)
The main island is the most developed and offers the most services, and many luxurious hotels. It is also the gateway to the smaller islands. Choose from all-inclusive resorts to units with kitchenettes.
Famous Grace Bay Beach features 12 miles of beautiful white sand beach and has been voted one of the best beaches in the Caribbean for many years.
Our partner on Provo is Dive Provo, located at Ports of Call Resort.
Even though this is the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, time seems to stand still on this quaint and peaceful island. The streets of Cockburn Town on Grand Turk are shared between a few cars, horses and donkeys. Even the addition of a cruise ship terminal on the south end of the island has not changed this.
This tiny island (seven miles long and about a mile and a half wide) is perfectly set up for divers. There are spectacular wall dives just a few hundred feet off the white sandy beaches. A turtle encounter is a given on almost every dive. During the winter (Jan-March) humpback whales migrate through this area. The entire west side of the island is protected by a National Park. If you want great dives, a relaxed and casual atmosphere while mingling with the locals and superb beaches, Grand Turk is the perfect dive getaway for you.
Our Partners on Grand Turk are Oasis Divers (various accommodation choices), and Bohio Dive Resort.
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