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Scuba Diving in The Crack, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Skill Level:
Intermediate And Advanced
Access:
By Boat
Maximum Depth:
30 m/100 ft
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.

Providenciales 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 luxury hotels and resorts, world-class restaurants and an international airport. With warm, turquoise waters and an amazing sea life with colorful, tropical fish, sea mammals and beautiful corals, it is certain that diving enthusiasts will not be disappointed!

The Crack is a dive site, located on the northwest side of the island. Αs its name implies, it is a wall with a deep crevice that cuts down the wall from the top at about 15.2 m/50 ft down to 30 m/100 ft. The site has a vast number of feather dusters and Christmas tree worms. Apart from a large pillar coral on the top edge of the wall, divers can also see an abundance of marine life, such as schools of mahogany snappers, schoolmasters and yellowtail fish.

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. Furthermore, the spot is suitable for intermediate and advanced divers. Note that access to the dive site is by boat. This is a place worth visiting and you shouldn’t miss it!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Providenciales
9.8km/6.1mi, 15mins
If you are diving with Provo Turtle Divers, Flamingo Divers and Ocean Vibes, you will leave from this marina: Head east to S Dock Rd. Turn left at S Dock Rd. Turn right on Leeward Hwy. Turn right on Venetian Rd. Proceed to Turtle Tail Dr.
BY AIR
Providenciales International Airport,
8.2km/5.1mi 12mins drive
BY TRAIN

The location is not accessible by train. Note that there is no public transport anywhere on the islands, but you can rent a car or take a taxi.

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