One of the least populated groups of islands in the Caribbean, the best way to explore the Turks & Caicos Islands' fabulous diving is by liveaboard.
Up to five dives a day are offered on the sheer walls which begin in the shallows and plunge into the deep blue abyss. The crevasses and ledges are decorated with huge orange elephant ear sponges and gorgonians. Divers can also expect colourful reef systems with a bountiful tropical marine life.
The itinerary below is based on a seven night trip on board the Turks & Caicos Explorer II in a twin share cabin, flying directly from the UK.
Day1: Fly to Providenciales
On arrival you will need to make your way to your chosen resort in Providenciales for a two night stay prior to boarding your liveboard (departs on Saturday).
Day3: Join your liveabaord
Join your liveaboard this afternoon. Meet your fellow divers, settle in to your cabin and learn more about the trip from the Captain.
Days4-9: Dive the Turks & Caicos Islands
Make up to five dives per day, starting with the plunging walls that are a feature of the diving at Northwest Point. Expect to see Caribbean reef sharks, spotted eagle rays, turtles, jacks and plenty of other marine life. Favourite dive sites include Shark Hotel, Chimney and Black Coral Forest.
Diving continues along the spectacular walls of the uninhabited West Caicos island. Dive sites here include Elephant Ear Canyon, Magic Mushroom and Highway to Heaven. Expect to see colourful corals, rays, conch, morays, garden eels and the occasional nurse shark.
On day six, the boat transfers further south to French Cay where dive site highlights include the Double D pinnacles, eagle rays at Rock & Roll and the stingrays and vibrant marine life of the remote West Sand Spit.
Your final dive is a dawn dive after which the boat returns to port in Provo to enjoy an afternoon at leisure and dinner ashore (at your own expense).
Day10: Disembark liveaboard
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking by 9am and making your way back to resort for an overnight stay.
Day11: Depart Providenciales
Enjoy your last day and make your way back to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day12: Arrive UK
You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. It is based on direct flights from the UK, but is possible to amend and fly via USA. Ask our Dive team for further details.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 12 daysfrom £3,245 pp
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Affectionately known as ‘Provo’ this is the most visited island in the Turks and Caicos, and offers powder white sand beaches, traditional Caribbean villages and historical sites. Divers will enjoy a 20 kilometre long barrier reef with sharks, jacks, turtles, rays and dolphins.
Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, white-tip reef shark, black-tip reef shark, bottlenose dolphin, spotted eagle ray
Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Family diving, Snorkelling
Grand Turk is consistently ranked among the top diving destinations in the world, notably for its spectacular wall diving. Suitable for all levels, there is an outstanding protected coral reef and during whale watching season it is possible to see humpback whales.
Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below.
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This luxurious liveaboard departs weekly on a thrilling seven night adventure along the coast of Providenciales, West Caicos and French Cay. It moves to the Dominican Republic between Jan-Mar for humpback whale encounters.
Part of the Explorer fleet, this luxurious liveaboard cruises the waters of the Turks & Caicos Islands, offering up to five dives a day - including night dives - to see reef sharks, giant gorgonians and spotted eagle rays.
This all suite resort is located a short walk from the world-famous Grace Bay beach and adjacent to Dive Provo. Facilities include a swimming pool and bar, table tennis, a hot tub, fitness room and a private beach area.