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 Usukan Bay Upside-down Wreck, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia
Usukan Bay offers a quality wreck diving experience. The bay comprises of 3 World War II Japanese wrecks which were all sunk on the same day in October 14th, 1944. These wrecks brought about 3 awesome wreck dive spots, namely the “Usukan Wreck”, “The Rice-Bowl Wreck” and the “Upside-down Wreck”. The Upside-down Wreck lies very close to the Rice Bowl wreck and is the largest of the three. It is believed to be close to 250 m/820 ft long and the size of it will astonish you.
The name says it all, lying on an upside-down position, it is covered with a belt of coral, daisy coral,and an variety of sponges as well as colorful soft coral. At is its shallowest, it stands at 25 m/82 ft while its deepest is at 42 m/137.8 ft and is home to stunning marine life. Marine life expected here include the lion-fish, rainbow runners, glass-fish and banded coral shrimps just to mention a few.