Prickly Pear Cays are a pair of uninhabited islands, the Prickly Pear East and the Prickly Pear West. They are about at 9.6 km/6 mi in the north-western of Anguilla. Anguiila belongs to the Leeward Islands in Caribbean Sea. It is located on the north of Saint Martin and on the west of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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Scuba Diving in Stairway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Providenciales provides one of the best beaches in the world, the famous Grace Bay Beach. But that is not all, as it also offers luxury hotels, world-class restaurants and an international airport. If you are a diving enthusiast, then Providenciales is your ideal destination. With warm, turquoise waters and an incredible sea life with colorful, tropical fish, sea mammals and beautiful corals, this island attracts underwater lovers at any time of the year.
Stairway or Coral Stairway is a good dive site that welcomes intermediate and experienced divers. The top of the wall at about 13.7 m/45 ft height starts sloping down like a stairway. There aren’t sand patches here, only stairway-like wall, where you can see schools of horse-eye jacks, barracuda, hamlets and Bermuda chubs. If you are lucky, you may see the occasional hawksbill sea turtle.
The average depth of the spot is 15.2 m/49.9 ft and the maximum is 30.5 m/100.1 ft. In addition, the water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F and visibility is good, ranging from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. Keep in mind that access to the dive site is by boat. This is a place worth visiting and you shouldn’t miss it!
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