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Turks and Caicos are a divers dream. The islands are surrounded by an enormous coral reef that is about 65 miles across and around 200 miles long.
Additionally, the island geography has created a 22 mile wide channel between the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands which has become a major migration area for whales, turtles, dolphins and manta rays. You can also find ship wrecks and other sites in close range of the island.
One of the best reasons to go diving in Turks and Caicos is the fact that the reef is close to the island, so you can actually do beach dives. This avoids the sometimes excessive costs of directed scuba dives off boats and other touristy type diving trips. So bring your gear, get some good directions from your hotel, pack a picnic and dive away!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|