Turks and Caicos in a Nutshell
Offering the best of Caribbean wall diving, Turks and Caicos hosts a thriving underwater ecosystem and turquoise waters.
Intro to Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos is a group of 40 islands and cays located just 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. With its close vicinity to North America and the allure of white sand beaches, warm Caribbean waters, and colorful marine life, the Turks and Caicos group is a popular dive travel destination.
8 of the 40 cays and islands in Turks and Caicos are inhabited, but each offers its own unique character. Of these, 3 islands tend to be favored by divers:
Ahe most well-known, developed, and populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Providenciales, often referred to as simply "Provo," serves as the center of tourism.
Capitol of the territory, Grand Turk boasts topside history and cultural charm. Its turquoise waters and protected, plunging reefs make it a premier dive destination.
Boasting wrecks, caverns, and wall dives, not to mention humpback whales, Salt Cay offers a varied range of dive sites.
Diving is available year-round in Turks and Caicos. Topside weather is in the high 80s with an occasional shower between June and October, while November to May are in the lower 80s with no rain. Water temps range in the mid 70s to 80s yearlong. Visibility ranges from 50 - 150ft.
Underwater Video from Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos Topside Activities
Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities including kayaking, bird watching, snorkeling, whale watching, eco-tourism, golf, conch tasting, and cultural and historical exploration.
Several islands have unique characteristics and special attractions to explore:
Connected by causeway to Middle Caicos, North Caicos features historical ruins and excellent beaches.
Sparsely populated, Middle Caicos features intriguing natural sights, including the Caribbean's largest cave network, Conch Bar Caves.
This island is the Turks and Caicos fishing epicenter, known for its conch and lobster.
An island bird sanctuary, formerly a hideout for pirates.