Althorpe Island is located opposite the Innes National Park, in Yorke Peninsula. The spot is an tiny island, studded with dive sites walls of over 65 ft/20 m, three wrecks and seal colonies to name a few. Minimum winter temperatures average around 4°C/39.2°F and the maximum can reach 40°C/140°F during summer.
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Scuba Diving in The Crack, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
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!