Turks and Caicos

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Turks and Caicos

Explore beautiful beaches and a unique culture, dramatic limestone landscapes and the Turks and Caicos’ superb diving - complete with thriving reefs, plunging walls, and sharks

Diving Highlights

  • Incredible reef and wall diving with sites suitable for all skill levels
  • Encounters with nurse, lemon and reef sharks, and migrating whales
  • Kilometres of wild Caribbean coast waiting to be explored
  • Idyllic tropical island vibes, without the huge resorts and tourist crowds

Due north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos boast a unique Caribbean culture and identity, with each island home to its own distinct vibe. Split in two by the Turks Islands Passage, this archipelago is home to two separate halves - the Turks Islands and the Caicos. There are over 40 islands in the chain, but only eight are inhabited - leaving the rest in the hands of dramatic and unspoilt nature.

Destinations in Turks and Caicos

  • Turks Islands
  • Caicos Islands

Top Turks and Caicos experiences

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July to September

Encounter French Cay's nurse sharks

Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive alongside these docile bottom feeders as they gather en masse to mate. Dozens of sharks can be spotted at a time during this annual event.

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December to March

Search for migratory humpback whales

Each year, humpback whales migrate through this region as they head to their seasonal mating and calving grounds. Whale watching and even snorkelling with these impressive animals is permitted off Salt Cay.

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Year round

Explore plummeting walls

This islands’ world-class wall diving features plunging drop-offs and excellent visibility. Plus, up-close encounters with turtles, eagle rays, and sharks, as well as fascinating giant elephant ear sponges.

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Year round

Drift amidst beautiful coral gardens

Grace Bay offers some of the best scuba diving in Turks and Caicos with reefs, sand channels and chutes, grottos, and deep walls - the perfect place to enjoy laid-back reef diving.

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Year round

Cruise the Sandbore Channel

This deep channel between Providenciales and West Caicos is a superhighway for marine life, including pelagic sharks and rays. Be sure to keep an eye on the reef’s edge, as you never know what might pass by!

Turks and Caicos diving seasons and weather

The Turks and Caicos enjoy an arid tropical climate with warm days, clear skies, and less humidity than the southern Caribbean. You can expect sunny afternoons and daytime temperatures between 29 and 32°C, with a slight dip during the mild winter. Between November and April, overnight temperatures can drop to 23°C and occasionally below, but the days remain warm and sunny. Then, from June to October, the rainy season brings warmer temperatures and a few days of precipitation per month.

The visibility is great all year round, with 25 to 30 metres on most days. Water temperatures fluctuate slightly by month, with lows of 26°C in January and highs of 30°C in August.

This region can also be impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms between June and November, with a peak in storm risk during August and September.

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