Scuba Diving in Black Coral Forest, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

By Boat
Maximum Depth:
33.5 m/109.9 ft
10 m/32.8 ft - 30 m/98.4 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 boasts one of the best beaches in the world, the famous Grace Bay Beach. It also provides luxury hotels, world-class restaurants, an international airport and a great number of watersports and leisure activities that guarantee unforgettable holidays even to the most demanding visitor.

With warm, turquoise waters and an amazing sea life with colorful, tropical fish, sea mammals and beautiful corals, Providenciales is without a doubt a very popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Black Coral Forest is a dive site on the northwest side of the island that welcomes intermediate and experienced divers. Divers can explore the wall reef that starts at 45 ft/13.7 m and drops to a ledge at about 200 ft/61 m towards the South. The wall is home to black corals and schools of fish, such as parrotfish, Caribbean sharpnose puffer and queen triggerfish.

The average depth here is 19.8 m/65 ft and the maximum is 33.5 m/109.9 ft. Currents are not strong and the water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F. Finally, visibility is very good, ranging between 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft and access to the dive site is by boat. So if you are a diving enthusiast, this place promises a once in a lifetime experience!