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 Sponge Gardens, North Head, New South Wales Australia
Sponge Gardens is a sponge covered reef close to Old Mans Hat dive spot. The depth of North Head Sponge Gardens ranges from 7 m/22 ft to 26 m/85 ft.
Amazing marine life can be seen here including southern fish, weedy sea dragon, giant cuttlefish, wobbegongs and octopus. It is considered to be one of the most extensive undersea reefs along the Sydney Harbour shoreline.
As the name suggests, many red, green and yellow sponges grow on this outstanding reef. The best period to dive is when north to north east winds are blowing. Apart from diving, there is a variety of activities, attractions, restaurants and bars available along Sydney’s northern peninsula. Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.