Liveaboard Diving in the Turks and Caicos Islands offer divers a variety of dive types ranging from shallow reefs to sheer walls, and everything in between.
Divers benefit from 33 protected areas within the Turks and Caicos islands. These regions and parks ensure that the marine life remains healthy.
Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory, lie at the south-eastern edge of the Bahamas island chain.
The 2 island groups, consisting of 40 islands, that make up the Turks and Caicos are spread over just 500km² of ocean. The islands are low-lying and formed of coral limestone.
Caicos islands lie on a extensive sand bank, making it a good dive destination for learner divers. There are deeper reefs and drop offs to the west so more experienced divers have options.
The Turks islands, to the east of Caicos, is considered better diving with sheer walls that descend to the trench below. This trench, the Turks Island Passage, is around 2,000m deep and separates the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands. This deep channel acts as a subterranean highway for pelagic species. Humpback whales can be sighted from December through April each year as they migrate.
Caribbean Reef Sharks, bull sharks, tiger sharks, many types of ray, including manta, and numerous turtle species all patrol the reefs of the area.
Best Time To Dive
The Turks and Caicos islands are a year round dive destination.
Water temperature ranges from between 76 degrees in February to a high of 84 degrees in August. The Visibility is consistently between 60 and 100+ feet.