Turks and Caicos Islands

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Diving in Turks and Caicos—steep drop-offs and sharks

Not far from the Bahamas, there is an archipelago that is an absolute diving paradise. There are about forty-some islands bathed in an almost permanent sun, seemingly floating on warm translucent water, and whose seabed alternates between coral gardens and walls inhabited by a rich and diverse sea life! Turks and Caicos, a.k.a. Turkish and Caicos, do not form an independent territory like their neighbor the Bahamas. They are British overseas territories.

Lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the plots of land that constitute the Turks and Caicos Islands are split into two main groups. The first includes the Caicos islands, the biggest of which is Providenciales and West Caicos. The second includes the smaller Turk islands: Grand Turk, Salt Turk, to name a few. The archipelago is famous for its drop-offs, sometimes right off the coast. And, don’t miss the Columbus Passage! It’s a 32-kilometer long channel between the Turks and the Caicos. It’s a fabulous area to explore during one of the “Two-Tank Dives”, an outing where you do two morning dives non-stop—so frequent it’s almost a tradition here. Finally, ahhhh, the shipwrecks, the treasures of the sea-- you just have to fin over to the HMS Endymion, General Pershing, or DC3, for example, to mix things up a bit. Between the diversity and accessibility of the sites, Turks and Caicos have everything to delight beginners and keep the more experienced divers interested.

Turks and Caicos are on Caribbean latitude, so expect a hot tropical climate, i.e. hot and dry. With their coral reef, kilometers of white sandy beaches lapped by fading waves, and their marine biodiversity--including different species of sharks—this destination is perfect for SCUBA divers, snorkelers, and other water babies (paddle boarders, kayakers, etc.). Lastly, for the land lovers, here you can find the best nature has to offer—flora, fauna, a vast network of caves in Middle Caicos, and impressive stalactites and stalagmites on the banks of the salted subterranean lakes.

Diving in Turks and Caicos—steep drop-offs and sharks

Not far from the Bahamas, there is an archipelago that is an absolute diving paradise. There are about forty-some islands bathed in an almost permanent sun, seemingly floating on warm translucent water, and whose seabed alternates between coral gardens and walls inhabited by a rich and diverse sea life! Turks and Caicos, a.k.a. Turkish and Caicos, do not form an independent territory like their neighbor the Bahamas. They are British overseas territories.

Lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the plots of land that constitute the Turks and Caicos Islands are split into two main groups. The first includes the Caicos islands, the biggest of which is Providenciales and West Caicos. The second includes the smaller Turk islands: Grand Turk, Salt Turk, to name a few. The archipelago is famous for its drop-offs, sometimes right off the coast. And, don’t miss the Columbus Passage! It’s a 32-kilometer long channel between the Turks and the Caicos. It’s a fabulous area to explore during one of the “Two-Tank Dives”, an outing where you do two morning dives non-stop—so frequent it’s almost a tradition here. Finally, ahhhh, the shipwrecks, the treasures of the sea-- you just have to fin over to the HMS Endymion, General Pershing, or DC3, for example, to mix things up a bit. Between the diversity and accessibility of the sites, Turks and Caicos have everything to delight beginners and keep the more experienced divers interested.

Turks and Caicos are on Caribbean latitude, so expect a hot tropical climate, i.e. hot and dry. With their coral reef, kilometers of white sandy beaches lapped by fading waves, and their marine biodiversity--including different species of sharks—this destination is perfect for SCUBA divers, snorkelers, and other water babies (paddle boarders, kayakers, etc.). Lastly, for the land lovers, here you can find the best nature has to offer—flora, fauna, a vast network of caves in Middle Caicos, and impressive stalactites and stalagmites on the banks of the salted subterranean lakes.

Diving in Turks and Caicos—steep drop-offs and sharks

Not far from the Bahamas, there is an archipelago ...

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