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 Hole in the Wall, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Providenciales, also known as Provo provides one of the best beaches in the world, the famous Grace Bay Beach with snow-white sand that attracts visitors from all over the world. But that is not all, as the island also offers a vast number of hotels and resorts, world-class restaurants, shopping facilities and an international airport. With warm, turquoise waters and rich marine life with colorful, tropical fish and beautiful corals, it is certain that diving enthusiasts will not be disappointed!
Hole in the Wall is a popular dive site, located on the northwest side of the island. It is a wall reef with a hole on top of the reef that descends from 16.7 m/55 ft up to 27.4 m/90 ft deep. Impressive coral formations, schools of fish, like yellowtail fish and mahogany are dotted along the wall. Note that there is limited space in the chimney, only for one diver at a time.
The dive location is suitable for intermediate and advanced divers. In addition, the water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F and visibility is very good, ranging from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. Finally, access to Hole in the Wall is by boat.