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Scuba Diving in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Located simply an hour's plane experience from Miami, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a favourite vacation spot among scuba divers searching out scuba diving locations that are not filled packed with travelers. The Turks and Caicos Islands are made of extra than 40 islands and cays observed in the North Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Bahamas. While the islands themselves are not renowned for awe-inspiring splendor like that which can be located within the Bahamas, the beauty that can be found underwater greater than makes up for the lack of it above.

 

It is this splendor and the pristine circumstance of the marine surroundings surrounding the Turks and Caicos that induced the readers of Rodale's Scuba Diving mag to apprehend Grand Turk/Salt Cay as a pinnacle diving vacation spot. In the 12 months 2004, the Turks and Caicos Islands have been voted primary inside the global for having the healthiest marine surroundings; wide variety two for the high-quality marine lifestyles; and range 3 for having the quality wall diving. With extra than two hundred miles of coastline, the Turks and Caicos offer plenty of prime scuba diving sites. Here you'll discover pristine partitions, reefs, and caves teeming with an abundance of coral, sponges, and fish. You can even explore an 18th century shipwreck.

Salt Cay, one of the maximum famous scuba diving locations of the Turks and Caicos, on my own has extra than a dozen scuba diving sites. Here is a quick listing of the scuba diving web sites of Salt Cay and a bit of what you could expect:

 

Endymion - In the shallow waters of this pinnacle scuba diving spot rests the stays of an unsalvaged 18th Century British Warship. Submerged in some locations by best 10 ft of water, this spot is a fave of beginners and superior divers alike.

 

Point Pleasant - Another exceptionally shallow dive spot within the Turks and Caicos Islands may be located at Point Pleasant. While depths at this favored spot can attain up to 130 toes, a remarkable deal may be visible at handiest 15 ft beneath the surface. This scuba diving spot is recognized via caverns, huge corals, noticed eagle rays, African Pompano, and nurse sharks.

 

Black Coral Canyon - Black Coral Canyon is a popular scuba diving web page this is famous for the massive gorge this is carved into the wall face. Depths of this dive can variety anywhere from 50 to 130 toes. Here you may see black coral, yellow tube sponges, rope sponges and a vertical ledge at a sand shelf.

 

Turtle Gardens - This is some other awesome scuba diving spot of the Turks and Caicos. Here you'll find fields of breathtaking coral interspersed with sand. This spot is frequented via hawksbill turtles so a sighting is sort of assured.

In addition to these few scuba diving web sites, there are various other sites within the Turks and Caicos to pick out from. There are so many, in fact, that a variety of human beings have selected to extend their holiday simply so that they could see extra of what the place has to provide.