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 Miss Opportunity, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
St. Thomas is home to a fine selection of coral reefs, a wide variety of fish species and a great collection of wreck dives. The Miss Opportunity was a hospital ship that was intentionally sunk in 1985. Nowadays, she lies on her right side in 95 ft/28.9 m below the surface, on the west side of the island.
Divers can swim through lots of swim-throughs, especially at the stern and explore the decks, as the ship is almost intact. In addition, you can see schools of horse-eye jacks, barracuda, lobsters, southern stingrays, nurse sharks and hawksbill turtles, as well as colorful corals and sponges. The visibility here is good and ranges from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. You can dive this amazing site at any time of the year, due to its sheltered location.
Furthermore, the average water temperature varies from 75°F/24°C in winter to 80°F/27°C in summer. Keep in mind that you should book your dive in advance, as access to the spot is only by boat. Finally, the dive site accommodates advanced divers, due to its depth. So, if you love wreck diving, Miss Opportunity guarantees memorable moments!!!