The beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands are situated 575 miles south of Miami and 39 miles south east of Mayaguana in the Bahamas. The thirtysome flat, sun-parched islands, inlets, and cays of Turks and Caicos, a British crown colony, claim a 5,000-square-mile patch of ocean. Most of these sandy specks are uninhabited. Now, Grand Turk, Salt Cay, Pine Cay, Providenciales (Provo), and South, East, West, North, and Middle Caicos, are all expanding their tourist facilities. There are more than two dozen other small islands and cays scattered throughout the archipelago. These uninhabited rocks each exhibit a distinct personality. Today's treasure: miles and miles of reefs and some almost-virgin diving territory...one of the longest coral reefs in the world which attracts divers from all over the globe.
For divers, sun lovers, and of
course Honeymooners, the overall quality and value of Grand Turk is very high. The relaxed
feel of this tropical island hideaway comes as a welcome respite from the 'high pressure
pleasures' of some of the other Caribbean holiday spots.
Excellent viability, pristine
reefs, abundant tropical flora and fauna, fish and other marine life, quality diving
services and easy conditions make the Turks and Caicos Islands a world class diving
destination. There is exceptional wall diving starting in shallow turquoise water and
dropping off into the deep blue ives a thrill. Shipwrecks, old and new further increases
the multiplicity of the islands as an outstanding diving destination.