There are many reasons for travel. Family, friends, beaches, memories, and sometimes just to get a glimpse of something new. When people come to Turks and Caicos, however, it’s normally all about the dive… and with good reason. To say that the number of dive pros in this area is notable is an understatement. The amount of shops, lodgings, and places to meet like-minded people is astounding as well.
Why? Well, it’s essentially bordered by dive sites.
Here are three regions that divers favor, as found on Planet Deepblu.
Providenciales, locally known as Provo, is a northwestern island in Turks and Caicos known for its wide stretch of coral reefs. Full of life, they can be accessed by both shore dive and boat excursion, and those in luck can even catch migrating humpback whales in the right season. The towns on the island house calm nightlife and great lodging, which means you can be up and ready for a dive a day.
Does one site with sharks, rays, dolphins, turtles, and barracuda sound good to you? Grand Turk is the place to fit these needs. The island is a perfect incubator for large wildlife, and not to mention their prey. Choose from one of dozens of sites in the area and get going.
With calm waters and great visibility, West Caicos is a great place to go out for a relaxing day of diving. While it plays host to several dive sites, the island itself is uninhabited, so you’re going to have to make an appointment with one of the companies in the area to get out to the island. The undisturbed waters of the region, and the care taken by those who visit, will make you glad you went.
What’s your favorite spot in Turks and Caicos? Let us know on Planet Deepblu.
- Todd Allen Williams, Senior Editor