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 LBTS Biorock Reef, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
Despite the fact that the area is located outside of the tropics, it features a tropical rain forest climate with hot and humid summers with an average temperature of 86–90°F (30–32°C) and warm and dry winters with an average temperature of 75–82°F (24–28°C). Perfect weather conditions to enjoy the beautiful sea and sun.
LBTS Biorock Reef is the first man made fisheries habitat project in America, where by using a new technology called Biorock, speeds up the growth and life of corals, thus providing shelter and food for fish populations. This pilot project is located in Lauderdale-by-the-sea area, south of Anglin’s Pier and can be accessed from the shore.
Scuba diving there is a unique experience. The maximum depth of the Biorock Reef is at 12.1 ft/3.7 m with low currents and good visibility. Suitable for all skill levels and ages, the spot is home to a very interesting marine biodiversity with colorful fish and amazing corals.
LBTS Biorock Reef represents the power of technology and the will of man to preserve and protect nature’s fragile ecosystem and bring it back to life as it should be. The diving location can be easily spotted from the beach. Look for the buoys with the solar panels and while diving, avoid touching the corals and the sponges.
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