Less than 39 miles south of the Bahamas lay the island chain of Turks & Caicos. Although close geographically, there is a world of difference between these two island chains – both below the water and above! Why go scuba diving in the Bahamas when you can dive Turks & Caicos?
The surrounding waters of Turks & Caicos far exceed the best scuba diving in the Bahamas. The seas surrounding Turks & Caicos (84 to 85 degrees) are typically 5 degrees warmer than
most waters in the Bahamas, and our typical visibility of over 100 feet is better than the waters of the Bahamas. When scuba diving in the Bahamas you are diving true Atlantic Ocean waters, whereas Turks & Caicos’ waters more closely emulate the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Many people go scuba diving in the Bahamas for shark diving. Although there is one famous dive operator who has virtually domesticated some of his indigenous reef shark, our Turks & Caicos dive sites exemplify true shark diving. We see Caribbean reef shark on approximately 80% of our dives (there are no guarantees in nature, but read our testimonials for validation).
The best of all, our encounters with shark exploit their natural habitat…not a domesticated feed program! Read our Bahamas shark diving page for more details on true Turks & Caicos Shark Diving.
Go scuba diving in the Bahamas and take your chances on accommodations and island amenities. Dive Turks & Caicos Islands and stay at one of the world’s top ten beaches (Conde Nast Traveler) with all of its first class accommodations. Our island, Providenciales, does not have the riff-raff of many of the bigger Bahamas islands, while countering some of their top notch resorts, restaurants, water sports, golf, fishing, and shopping. Additionally, when you go scuba diving in the Bahamas from some of the smaller, outer islands, you will miss all of these tremedous accommodations. To get the best of both worlds, go scuba diving in the Bahamas at Turks & Caicos Islands instead! Read more About Our Island, Providenciales.