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Turks & Caicos, Caribbean

Turks & Caicos offer diving holidays and liveaboard diving with some of the best diving in the Caribbean including the sheer walls of Providenciales. A British Crown Colony consisting of 40 islands lying in the tropical Atlantic south east of the Bahamas. Only eight of the islands are inhabited. Providenciales is the most well known of the Turks and Caicos Islands and is the center of the tourism industry with a wide range of hotels, restaurants, attractions and facilities. The islands offer a glimpse into Caribbean history with great Bermudian architecture and a rustic charm as well as some of the best diving and stunning beaches.

Diving
The diving is some of the best in the Caribbean with the sheer walls of Providenciales, West Caicos and remote French Cay host to enormous Orange Elephant Ear Sponges, sprawling sea fans and an unmatched variety of life including eels, Orange Ball Corallimorph and anemones. Eagle Rays, barracuda shoals and turtles are seen year round and, on occasion, the odd humpback whale is spotted on its winter migration to the Caribbean. We recommend a liveboard diving itinerary to ge the most of the diving in the various dives sites cruising the best dive sites of Providenciales, West Caicos and south to French Cay. More >

Culture & Activities
Your flights will come in and out of Providenciales. Here you can take the opportunity to stay in a hotel for a beach based holiday before or after your liveaboard cruise. More commonly known as 'Provo', this small 38 mile wide islands is surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, with Grace Bay Beach ranked "Best Beach" by Conde' Nast magazine. As well as luxurious hotels, villas and condos, there are numerous restaurants, spas and shopping facilities, a championship golf course. Towards the south of the island you will find Chalk Sound, a large lake with striking turquoise water and an array of small cays. There are a variety of island tours and excursions including boat and fishing trips just along from Grace Bay from Turtle Cove marina.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

Best Time: April to December.

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 25-29°C
(78-84°F) 3mm wetsuit recommended

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites: French Cay - Double D, G-Spot, Rock & Roll. Northwest Point - Shark hotel & The Dome.West Caicos - Gullies & The Anchor.

Great Reasons to Dive in Turks & Caicos

  • Beautiful sheer wall diving with pristine corals
  • Abundant macro life ideal for photographers
  • Grey Reef & Nurse shark, Eagle rays,
  •  Huge Orange Elephant Ear Sponges, Gorgonians & Crimson Rope Sponges.
  • Eagle Rays, Angelfish, Snapper, Horse-eye Jacks, Lobster,  Garden Eels, Angelfish.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.