Diving is a wonderful experience and something you shouldn’t miss when you are in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It’s truly a magical experience to explore a beautiful and mysterious underwater world that’s filled with shimmering sea life. This activity is quite easy and most people that try their hand at it find that they are able to pick it up very quickly.
We at White Villas, encourage guests to consider diving at the Turks and Caicos Islands. These stunning islands are part of the Lucayan Archipelago in the vicinity of the Bahamas and offer an amazing choice of diving spots. Take a look at 5 advantages of Turks and Caicos diving:
- The best beaches
The beaches in the Turks and Caicos Islands are the major tourist attraction and have been consistently rated as the best across the planet. Grace Bay Beach has bagged the best beach award a number of times by TripAdvisor as well as Conde Nast Traveller. This and beaches like Salt Cay, West Caicos, and Grand Turk all offer outstanding diving opportunities for divers of all levels.
- The reef off French Cay
The world’s third largest barrier reef is located here and there is an endless number of stunning wall dive sites. The Turks and Caicos Islands sit on a massive underwater plateau that rises 3000m (10,000 feet) out from the ocean floor surrounding it. In a number of spots, the gradual transition from the shallow areas to the deeper ones is spectacular. This combined with the superb sea and coral life makes Turks and Caicos diving one of the major attractions of these islands.
- Easy access
The islands are situated only two and half hours from New York by air and a little over 1 hour from Miami. This means you can access this beautiful diving destination very easily. There are also direct flights from Miami, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Charlotte, London, and Toronto. So, if you have a few days off for your vacation, why would you spend over 20 hours flying all the way from NY to Bali? Aside from this, American, EU and UK citizens don’t need a visa to visit the islands.
- Superb weather right round the year
The weather here is always in the range of 80°F to 90°F throughout the year. The region doesn’t receive too much rainfall. Hurricanes rarely if ever hit the area, as they a generally pass the Turks and Caicos Islands and hit Eastern US, Bahamas or Hispaniola. The islands have sun practically right around the year.
- Smaller dive groups
In addition to all these things, Providenciales is very fortunate in having numerous dive operators. Unlike various other dive destinations, you will find that smaller dive boats are always the norm, with the dive groups rarely exceeding eight people. The dive operators offer a comprehensive range of recreational diving equipment that you can rent at very competitive rates. The gear is almost always in excellent condition. All of the primary diving companies in the Turks and Caicos Islands offer Nitrox.
As you can see, there are a number of distinct benefits to consider Turks and Caicos diving for your next beach vacation. You won’t find a place more beautiful than this to get the adventure and relaxation you want.