The island of Providenciales has some great and famous snorkeling spots around Grace Bay beach, like Coral Gardens and Smith Reef. These are great spots but sometimes there can be busy with lots of people, specially Coral Gardens. One of my favorite spots for snorkeling and photographing coral reefs is located far from the spots, it’s name is Malcolm Beach at North West Point.
Malcolme Beach is located away from Grace Bay and you will have to drive for quite a wile and on a dirt road but once you get there you get one of the must stunning and beautiful views you can find in Providenciales.
Diving with sharks has always been a passion of mine and I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world photographing them. Some of my favorite have been the oceanic white tips in Egypt, great whites in South Africa and whale sharks in Equador.
A few years ago I photographed some silky sharks in Cuba. These sharks swim in the pelagic zone of the ocean and are incredible creatures to photograph. Here are a few images taken while diving in the Queen Gardens.
Here are some images from two dives that I did today at North West Point. The first dive was at the The Amphitheater where I saw a couple of reef sharks and a hawksbill turtle. The wall at this dive site has some nice corals on the ledge.
Thunderdome, the second dive site, is famous for having a dome like metal structure that was left behind from a TV show called Pago Pago that was filmed here in the 90s. Inside the dome are many soft corals attached to the metal and it is home to a school of fish – mostly grunts and snappers. Continue reading →