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, also known as Provo has one of the best beaches in the world, the famous Grace Bay Beach with the snow-white sand that attracts visitors from all over the world. But that is not all, as the island also offers a vast number of hotels and resorts, world-class restaurants, shopping facilities and an international airport. With warm, turquoise waters and rich marine life, it is certain that diving enthusiasts will not be disappointed! Shark Hotel is a great dive site, located on the northwest side of Providenciales.
It is considered by many, as an excellent deep dive with a swim through that starts at about 24.4 m/80 ft, dropping down at about 39.6 m/130 ft. It can also be a good shallow dive along the top of the wall that starts at around 12.2 m/40 ft, dropping down at about 24.4 m/80 ft, where you can see a plateau of plate corals. Divers will come across impressive coral formations and schools of colorful fish, such as butterfly fish and yellowtail fish.
The spot accommodates intermediate and advanced divers. The water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F and visibility is very good, ranging from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. So, if you are a diving lover, this is a place not to be missed!