The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Lucayan Archipelago and are a British Overseas Territory consisting of eight islands: West Caicos, Providenciales, East Caicos, South Caicos, North and Middle Caicos, Grand Turk and Saly Cay. Only East and West Caicos are uninhabited. Apart from a superb tourist destination, they are also well-known as an offshore financial center. The climate of the islands is classified as marine tropical, providing relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year.
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Scuba Diving in Devil’s Den, Tampa, Florida USA
The city is very well organized in regard to activities and recreational parks. According to Forbes magazine, it is the 5th best outdoor city in the United States. Not far from the city of Tampa, an incredible underground spring is located and it is called the Devil’s Den.
It is one’s of the North America’s most prehistoric spots and is situated inside a dry cave. This natural wonder is the perfect destination for cave diving in a place where remains of extinct animals were found as well as many impressive stalactites, caverns and openings to explore.
The temperature of the water is at 71.6°F /22°C all year round and when the weather is cold, you can see the steams coming out from the cave’s chimney. There are four underwater passages that spread under the pool on the opening, with minimum depth at 5 ft/1.5 m and maximum depth at 90 ft/27 m with good visibility.
Devil’s Den is a breathtaking dive, suitable only for divers holding an open water certification. There are sections marked with singes and lead you underwater and sections that are closed. Do not attempt to go through passages with danger singes or fences, because there is a good chance you get lost or stuck. It is best to book an organized dive and enjoy safely this truly exciting adventure. You can dive this spot all year round.
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