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 False Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Scuba diving at False Bay is mainly recommended during winter, that is during the months of March through September. Water temperatures normally range between 12 and 18°C/53.6-64.4°F with visibility at 6 m/19 ft but after south-westerly winds, visibility can get to 15 m/49 ft.
Marine life includes invertebrates, typical reef fish and soft corals. Some of the normal encounters are the cuttle fish, shy-shark, string rays just to mention a few. Topography is amazing for amazing underwater photography.
Dive depths range between 5-30 m/16-98 ft. It is advisable to wear dry suits and carry a torch for exploring deeper reefs and wrecks.