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Diving, snorkeling & visitor"s guide to the Turks & Caicos Islands

Bob Gascoine

Diving, snorkeling & visitor"s guide to the Turks & Caicos Islands

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Published by Aquanaut in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Turks and Caicos Islands,
  • Turks and Caicos Islands.
    • Subjects:
    • Scuba diving -- Turks and Caicos Islands -- Guidebooks.,
    • Skin diving -- Turks and Caicos Islands -- Guidebooks.,
    • Marine biology -- Turks and Caicos Islands.,
    • Turks and Caicos Islands -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesDiving, snorkeling, and visitor"s guide to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
      Statementunderwater artwork, design, diagrams, text, sketches, and publication by Bob Gascoine ; photography by Cindy Lott.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV840.S78 G37 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination94 p. :
      Number of Pages94
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1619400M
      LC Control Number91163109


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Diving, snorkeling & visitor"s guide to the Turks & Caicos Islands by Bob Gascoine Download PDF EPUB FB2

Home to the Best Beach in the World, breathtaking hues from inviting waters, and legendary diving, snorkeling and fishing. World class Turks and Caicos Luxury Hotels, Spas, and Restaurants await, as do our famous stretches of uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs.

On land or below the water, you’ll relax in the unique serenity, hospitality and beauty of our islands.

The Turks and Caicos is fortunate to be home to an incredibly beautiful reef system. A vibrant barrier reef surrounds both the Turks Islands and Caicos Islands archipelagos, and many of the region’s top scuba diving sites are found here.

Providenciales and Grand Turk offer a wide range of professional dive shops, which regularly visit. Snorkelling is an easy way to see the reefs and sealife. Be sure to visit one of the excellent sites found off the north coast of Providenciales.

Many hotels and guest houses offer free use of snorkel equipment, or you can purchase your own gear at a local shop. Snorkeling is one of the most popular past-times of visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands and thanks to the Turks and Caicos Barrier Reef, the islands have an abundance of vibrant reef formations and relatively calm waters in which to enjoy viewing them.

Turks and Caicos Barrier Reef is the third largest barrier reef in the world and shields. Diving Turks and Caicos Overview This island group, south of the Bahamas and north of the Virgins, features awesome walls and clear water.

Provo, the glitzy tourist island, has spectacular beaches, but shallow water and it's an hour's boat ride. Diving, snorkeling & visitor's guide to the Turks & Caicos Islands [Gascoine, Bob] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Diving, snorkeling & visitor's guide to the Turks & Caicos IslandsAuthor: Bob Gascoine. Diving and Snorkeling. Scuba diving was the sport that drew visitors initially to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the s; diving here today is considered among the best in.

Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Turks & Caicos (LONELY PLANET DIVING AND SNORKELING TURKS AND CAICOS) [Rosenberg, Steve] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Turks & Caicos (LONELY PLANET DIVING AND SNORKELING TURKS AND CAICOS)4/5(6).

The Turks and Caicos are made up of two groups of islands – the Turks islands and the Caicos Islands. When you think about these islands, you may immediately think of Providenciales, or Provo as the locals call it.

Provo is the north-eastern most island in the Caicos and boasts some of the best snorkeling spots. When traveling to the Turks. Around Provo and the Caicos islands, the popular diving spots include Grace Bay, Northwest Point (a km/3-mile strip of excellent dive sites with a vertical drop-off to 2,m/6, ft.), Pine Cay, West Caicos (with miles of 1,m/6,ft.

vertical walls), and French Cay (more 6,ft. vertical drop-offs). The latter two are great spots to see large pelagics such as reef sharks, sea. PHONING THE ISLANDS To call the Turks and Caicos Islands from the U.S.

or Canada, dial 1 + + the 7-digit local number. Further Information Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, United States W. 35th St. Suite New York, NY Phone:() or () Explore the culture, marine life and natural environment of the Turks and Caicos islands on this 8-hour cruise from Providenciales.

Get views of the long strip of uninterrupted sand on Grace Bay Beach, go snorkeling around two vibrant coral reefs and visit the Caicos Banks to dive for conch. “ Ernacio was our guide for two great trips: the mangrove kayak with cliff jumping and the 1/2 day private boat tour including great snorkeling, iguana island and a bonus with Jojo the island.

Humpback whales migrate past the Turks and Caicos from January to April too, offering divers a spectacular display. The island is a popular spot for cruise ships to anchor, so the visitors change daily and the place will always be buzzing with tourist, but by night it becomes much quieter.

The three islands generally visited by divers — Grand Turk, Salt Cay and Providenciales — have three distinct personalities, but share one trait: awesome wall diving. The Turks & Caicos archipelago consists of two island chains that sit atop two limestone banks separated by the 6,foot-deep Turks Island Passage.

The Turks and Caicos Islands make an unusual and beautiful locale for a vacation, but, before you hop on a flight, there are a few things you'll have to take care of. Start getting Get More Info.

Visit Turks and Caicos for an unforgettable adventure. Discover the best hotels, restaurants and things to do with this highly curated Turks and Caicos travel guide. East Caicos is uninhabited. The Turks Islands are separated from the Caicos Islands by the Turks Island Passage. This is a trench that is approximately 7, feet deep.

The Turks Islands include Grand Turk, approximately square miles and Salt Cay, approximately square miles. The population of the Turks & Caicos Islands is 34, ().

A scuba diver’s dream, Turks and Caicos is a sparsely populated group of islands scattered throughout the turquoise blue Caribbean. The alluring turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands feature a vast, thriving coral reef ecosystem and lots of walls.

Whether you’re looking for breathtaking walls or wrecks, scuba diving in the Turks. The Turks and Caicos Islands’ Top 14 Experiences From gorgeous sunsets to luxury resorts, the Turks and Caicos offer terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Fodor's Editor. At Osprey Beach Hotel you will find a garden and a terrace.

Other facilities offered include a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including windsurfing, diving and snorkeling/10(43).

Often also called the Turks & Caicos Channel, the passage reaches a depth of over feet. Visitors to the islands will find a relaxed environment with an atmosphere that conveys a local feel.

Simple accommodations are the most common. In this page you will find more detailed information about scuba diving in Turks & Caicos.3/5(). Grand Turk, is the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and boasts lovely white secluded beaches as well as healthy wall diving just 10 minutes from Turk is only 7 miles long by miles wide.

This small, unique island is one of the Turks Islands, located approximately 75 miles from the island of Providenciales and can be reached by a short 25 minute commuter. The Turks and Caicos Islands is comprised of 40 islands and cays and are only 37 miles long, of which eight are inhabited.

The two main islands are the Grand Turk (Turks Islands) and the Providenciales (Caicos Islands). The islands are located miles south-east from Florida and just below the Bahamas chain of islands. The waters that surround the islands are from the.

The Turks & Caicos Islands are popular for diving, but there are risks. Make sure to receive proper training, check the weather conditions and never.

This guide is to give helpful information on how you can make a memorable vacation with your family by living, diving and snorkeling on one of two liveaboards in the Turks & Caicos Islands. I talk about their islands, dive locations, give reasons to dive and snorkel on the islands and have some great videos for you to enjoy watching.

After exploring many islands, a scuba diving friend told us about Turks and Caicos. On the spur of the moment, we made reservations and found ourselves on Providenciales in August After doing our usual look/see with an agent, we were inspired to go out on our own.

Turks and Caicos scuba diving is a great vacation adventure for those living in the United States. Only a short 1 hour and 20 minute flight from Miami, Turks and Caicos is an ideal vacation spot for scuba diving aficionados, resort vacationers, golfers & fishermen.

Snorkel and Dive the Caribbean Turks & Caicos Islands with experienced scuba diving and small business organizational familiarity. There are many seasoned good divers out there who don’t know how to balance a checkbook, cater to a guest’s needs, manage employees or fix a water pump on a diesel engine.

Intro to Turks & Caicos. Turks and Caicos is a group of 40 islands and cays located just 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.

Flights from Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and South Caicos Airport (XSC) are approximately 25 minutes.

Ferries operate from Providenciales to South Caicos and the trip is approximately hours each way TCI Ferry – Departing Sunday, Wednesday and Friday from Walkin Marina, Leeward Provo to South Caicos (schedules may vary based on time of year.

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Turks and Caicos scuba diving is all wall diving with some of the most spectacular and most often requested sites up to an hour boat ride away. The shortest boat ride is about 15 minutes. However, the distance of the reefs from major civilization accounts for its unspoiled beauty.5/5(1).

Scuba diving vacations to Turks and Caicos. WestJet Vacations works hard to offer countless options for your ideal scuba diving vacations to Turks and Caicos. All of our vacation packages are backed by WestJetters who care, which means they have been carefully assembled in order to offer you top-notch hotels and resorts at a great value.

The Turks & Caicos Islands are a British dependency; Planning a Wedding on Providenciales. Many visitors seek out the Turks and Caicos to enjoy snorkeling, diving, paddling, or to simply relax on the beach.

However, the Turks and Caicos have also developed a quiet reputation as the setting for the most romantic weddings in the world. The Turks and Caicos Islands are quickly becoming one of the most popular vacations spots in the Caribbean.

Sitting east of the Bahamas, this picture-perfect tropical destination is more than just a place to sit around lying on the beach. While the population of Turks and Caicos is o, these islands see over  Just below the surface of the turquoise waters surrounding the Turks and Caicos Islands lies the Turks and Caicos Barrier Reef, the third largest barrier reef system in the world.

The reef keeps the waters of our award-winning Grace Bay Beach crystal clear- in addition to offering some of the best snorkeling opportunities in Providenciales. Top 5 Dive Sites In The Turks and Caicos Islands Salt Cay Migrating Humpback Whales pass through the Columbus Passage during the winter months.

Salt Cay is located within the Columbus passage and is part of the group of islands that makes up the Turks and Caicos. Turks and Caicos, BWI (J ) - Turks & Caicos Islands, a burgeoning luxury Caribbean destination featuring world-class beaches, invites visitors to enjoy the last few weeks of summer in the tropics-far away from rising gas prices-with its "Our Coast is Clear" promotion for travel July 1- Sept.

30, The Tourist Board has partnered with a range of properties to offer the. Snorkeling is a great way to enjoy the salty, warm waters of the Caribbean while vacationing on the Turks and Caicos Islands, the perfect way to get your feet wet and even experience a close encounter with the region's aquatic life.

Get your free Tahiti Travel guide from Tahiti Tourisme. Feel free to download a copy, or have us mail you a visitors guide to prepare for your Tahiti trip.Calm, azure waters.

Golden beaches. Stunning coral reefs and the world's best diving. The Turks and Caicos is perfect for travelers more interested in hearing the wind rustle through Grace Bay's casuarina trees than thrumming steel drums, and for visitors more interested in seeing Bight Reef's multicolored fish and coral than fancily-costumed show girls.Scuba diving in Turks & Caicos.

Turks and Caicos are growing in popularity due to their calm water and famous Caribbean visibility. Huge elephant ear sponges and sea fans cover the sites but most come for the nurse, reef, hammerhead and tiger sharks.

Grace Bay and Columbus Passage, where humpback whales visit, are considered some of the best.