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 The Royal Shepherd, South Head, New South Wales Australia
Apart from breathtaking views of the Sydney CBD and the Pacific Ocean, there are several excellent dive sites all along this section. The Royal Shepherd is one of them.
The spot is located outside Sydney Harbour, off South Head. The Royal Shepherd sank in 1890 and now lies at a depth of 27 m/88.5 ft. The visibility is good on high tide and it can be dived by advanced divers.
Water temperature is up to 21°C/69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C/57.2-64.4°F in winter. Expect to see the engine, boiler, drive-shaft and propeller throughout the area. Apart from the wreck, divers may come across with moray eels, cuttlefish, some species of leatherjackets and bullseyes.
Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.