Most of our scuba diving is based on FiFi Kunz’s 3 decades of exploring outer reefs and walls of Turks and Caicos since 1988. He has spent these years diving Turks and Caicos’ virgin dive sites, and privately mapping these pristine and/or sometimes radical spots in his knowledge bank and sometimes in his satellite GPS (with FiFi you really don’t need a GPS, his knowledge of TCI dive sites is surpassed by none). So, most of our daily dive excursions involve pulling up to an intersection of a turquoise reef and the deep blue ocean – with no visible land in sight – and parking our boat. Now, a typical vacationing diver thinks that there is no science to this choice in location, that we have randomly dropped anchor at any old spot. To their chagrin however, when they plunge under the waters, there will always be a “specially” selected wall profile, reef formation, or unique site characteristic that has been carefully depicted by FiFi during his pre-dive briefing. It is not random; it is his knowledge from years of daily scuba diving Turks and Caicos and exploring these waters that has ability to share this unknown location with vacationing scuba divers.
West Caicos – Walls & Walls (35 to 40 minute boat ride!!)
This uninhabited island is situated on the west side of Providenciales, about 35 minutes from our dock. There are six miles of protected leeward side walls, approximately 100-150 yards from shore with more than 2 dozen dive sites. The wall starts from 35-45 feet, dropping to approximately 6,000 feet. You will see incredible sponges, coral formations, large grouper, Caribbean reef fish and stingrays. There are great spots to encounter large pelagic such as sharks, spotted eagle rays and turtles. On some occasions you will see manta rays and hammerheads. Scuba diving conditions are excellent for all levels, as visibility levesl are rarely less than 100 feet. We offer 2 or 3 tank daily trips as well as night dives. During the interval we always provide a tasty lunch, either served beachside or within a beautiful coves.You can relax, enjoying the tranquility, or if you are feeling energetic you can explore the island by visiting an 1800’s plantation ghost town or Lake Catherine. Snorkeling near the shore, provides more opportunities to enjoy a variety of marine life in the warm, clear water.
Sandbore Channel (30 to 35 min from our docks)
The Sandbore Channel is the channel that opens up between the north point of West Caicos to outer West Reef. The tops of the different sites start as low as 28 ft to 30 ft, with some of the most pristine diving available, from vertical drop offs, to sandy bottoms with giant stingrays. We have many dive sites to choose from. These waters are especially great for larger pelagic like eagle rays, sharks, and occasionally Manta and Hammer Head. There are also very vibrant reef lives, and we have sites where we see Octopus during day dives, large lobster, large Nassau, grouper and Jewfish.
Southwest Reef (35 to 40 min from our docks)
1-1/2 miles of reef located on the east side of West Caicos. This reef is exposed to tide winds most of the year, which makes the top condition pretty bumpy. However, it is a perfect destination when the weather turns around and winds blow from the North & Northwest. The 1-1/2 mile reef protects these pristine vertical walls, which are very vertical, with a hard bottom and sandy canyon. At Southwest Reef, there are incredible barrel sponges and great chances of seeing eagle ray, sharks and other large pelagic. We normally dive these walls a dozen of time during winter months, February and March. The reef protecting these walls is spectacular, thus making it a great location to anchor for exploration in between dives. There you will find some unspoiled elkhorn coral formations with their abundant life.