Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Caicos Islands

Ready to check out the best sites in Caicos Islands for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 17 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Caicos Islands to suit your needs.
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Smith Cove and Bright Reef

#1 - Smith Cove and Bright Reef

Turks and Cacos, Caribbean

Unrated
(5)
Near the Turtule Cove Inn
The Warhead

#2 - The Warhead

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

beginner
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This site gets its names from a large conical metal object that sits around 30m on the first ledge down the wall. The object is neither a Bell nor a Warhead, but rather the nose cone of the plane from the adjacent site. The plateau provides ample diving for open water divers, but the wall is the real attraction. This is probably the most impressive section of drop-off in the area. Straight out from the buoy to the right is a nearly dead vertical wall with impressive sponges. Along the drop-off to the left, you will find the "Warhead." The Warhead is also known as The Bell.
Black Coral Forest

#3 - Black Coral Forest

Turks Caicos, Providenciales

beginner
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Great wall dive. Excellent for wide angle photography. Northwest Point, east side of West Caicos
Stairway

#4 - Stairway

Turks Caicos, Providenciales

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Northwest Point, east side of West Caicos Stairway is also known as Stairway To Haeven.
Yankee Town

#5 - Yankee Town

Turks and Caicos

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Yankee Town is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Turks and Caicos which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Whiteface (aka The Anchor or Spanish Anchor)

#6 - Whiteface (aka The Anchor or Spanish Anchor)

Turks and Caicos

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Whiteface (aka The Anchor or Spanish Anchor) is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in West Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands. This dive site has an average rating of 4.57 out of 5 from 7 scuba divers. The maximum depth is over 150ft/46m. The average visibility is 101-110ft/31-34m. The name Whiteface comes from the appearance of the ironstone shoreline cliff that is directly inshore from this site off West Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The name Anchor or Spanish Anchor comes from the old shop anchor that is embedded in the coral within a swim through at the edge of the wall. Watch carefully, as the anchor has been there so long it is completely encrusted with sponges and corals. You can see a video on this dive site at www.ScubaVisions.TV, episode #4 (www.tinyurl.com/osl8zy).
The Dome

#7 - The Dome

Turks Caicos, Providenciales

beginner
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The dome was originally built as a prop for the set of a French reality TV show. Although the show is now off the air, the ruins of the dome remain and provide shelter to schooling fish and other organisms. If you like tiny creatures then you're in for a treat, as this dive site is home to countless gobies and tube-dwelling blennies
Crack

#8 - Crack

Turks Caicos, Providenciales

beginner
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Somes sharks, Green Murray, Litle walk Crack is also known as Crack.
Amphitheater

#9 - Amphitheater

Turks Caicos, Providenciales

intermediate
(0)
North West Point area.
The Grotto

#10 - The Grotto

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

intermediate
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Go out towards the drop-off from the mooring, turn left at the wall and continue for 10 minutes to the Grotto. Large coral structures make up the environment. Schools of Horse-eye Jacks are common, as are sharks and eagle rays. From late January to mid March the occasional Humpback Whale passes through. This a dive site from a permanent mooring and buoy.
Spanish Chain

#11 - Spanish Chain

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

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Immediately left from the buoy is a ridge that provides shallower reef environments for less experienced divers. Straight out towards the drop-off, across a flat sandy area, leads to an area of impressive coral blocks. These blocks sit on a ledge at 30m (perfect for advanced open-water training). There are more beyond 30m. Left from the drop-off is the chain (whether or not it is truly from a Spanish ship is unknown). Also to the left you will find an anchor and an underwater cable leading towards Grand Turk. There's not much to the right along the drop-off from the coral blocks.
The Plane

#12 - The Plane

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

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This site is the wreckage of a cargo plane that went down just short of the South Caicos runway (contrary to stories about it being a drug plane that was shot down). It was towed to its current location to create a dive attraction. Currently all that remains are the wings. The plane sits at about 15m slightly out and left from the buoy towards the drop-off. The wreckage also provides an excellent reference point for night diving. More experienced divers will enjoy the impressive wall.
The Maze

#13 - The Maze

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

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Turtles are quite common at this site. There is a small "swim through" or cavern formation on the wall - go to the wall, turn right, and find the entrance around 30m deep after a 5 to 7 minute swim. Divers can stay reasonably shallow (10-15m) by going immediately left from the buoy along a ridge.
Troys Dream

#14 - Troys Dream

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

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The plateau area is shallow enough for novice divers, while the wall provides ample diving for more experienced divers. Go left at the drop-off to find a small arch formation.
Fish Bowl

#15 - Fish Bowl

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

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The first plateau provides a great area for novice divers. The second plateau is good for advanced open water divers. The drop-off is quite far from the mooring but can be reached.
The Arch

#16 - The Arch

Turks Caicos, South Caicos

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This a natural coral arch feature. It is relatively low risk to swim through the arch, which is approximately 7m wide, 2m tall, and 3m long. The arch can be found about 25m to right of the mooring (when facing away from the shore) and about 10m out. In typical wind and wave conditions, the buoy and boat float even closer to it. The arch is at about 14m. There is a second plateau slightly deeper, at about 25m. The drop-off is a longer swim, but is reachable.
The Gulley

#17 - The Gulley

Turks Caicos, West Caicos

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Reef diving The Gulley is also known as Gully, Gulley, Gullies.