Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos – archipelago consisting of 30 small islands in the Atlantic Ocean with a total area of 403km²/155mi² and it is considered one of the most interesting places for diving in the Caribbean basin. The islands form two groups: Turks at the east and Caicos at the west. The islands are covered with varied plantings – mangrove jungles, pine tree forests, small bushes and cactuses. The waters near the archipelago’s islands are the home for numerous representatives of marine flora and fauna. From December to April it is possible to observe the migration of humpback whales. The currents at the dive sites can be rather strong, that’s why Turks and Caicos are recommended for more experienced divers. Check prices for all Turks and Caicos liveboards!

Location: Central America, the Caribbean basin

What to see: At large coral reefs it is possible to find mantas, Caribbean, reef and Bluntnose sixgill sharks, turtles, barracudas, eagle and stingrays and colorful nudibrachs.

Depth: 15-40m/49-131ft

Currents: 1-3knots

Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft

Season for diving: All year round. The climate on Turks and Caicos is marine tropical. The average water temperature is 28-29C/82-84F in summer and 23-26C/74-78F in winter. The best period for visiting this place is from mid-December till the end of July. From August till September the hurricanes are possible.

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