Turks and Caicos Water Sports
The islands of the Turks and Caicos are famous for the pristine reefs, abundant tropical plants and fish, excellent visibility and quality diving services that make them an award-winning diving destination. The islands are surrounded by a 200-mile by 65-mile coral reef system, which is relatively close to the shore, making for accessible beach dives. There is also exceptional wall diving and a number of shipwrecks.
Diving equipment is available for rent, and diving instruction is available to visitors who want to learn to dive. Contact one the many dive companies, such as Dive Provo (800-234-7768 (in the US), 954-351-9771 (all other countries), or 649-946-5029 (once you’re on island), www.diveprovo.com) or Caicos Adventures (649-941-3346, www.tcidiving.com).
You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy the breathtaking underwater beauty surrounding the Turks and Caicos. Snorkelling equipment is available for rent and for purchase, and most dive operators and boat charter companies offer snorkel trips. Or, simply rent some equipment, find a beach, and wade offshore. Grace Bay and Smith’s Reef are good bets.
Sailing is another way to take advantage of the sparkling waters. Sail away for a day, explore an uninhabited island, or go on a sunset dinner cruise. Again, there are a number of operators who do sailing trips. Try Sail Provo (649-946-4783, www.sailprovo.com), J & B Tours (649-946-5047, www.jbtours.com), or Turkoise Excursions (649-946-5379, www.turkoiseexcursions.com).
If you prefer another type of boat, whether it’s a kayak or a powerboat, or even if you just want to rent a jetski, call Sun & Fun Sports (649-496-5724, www.turksandcaicos.tc/sunandfun).
Windsurfing is available for our more adventurous guests. Windsurfing Provo (649-946-5649 or 649-946-5040) offers equipment and instruction.
Sport Fishing Magazine has raved about sport fishing in the Turks and Caicos. Find out what all the fuss is about! Fishing experiences include bonefishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing. Contact Silver Deep (649-946-5612, www.silverdeep.com) or Gwendolyn Fishing Charters (649-946-5321, www.fishtci.com).