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 →
The Turks & Caicos is well know for it’s sheer wall that surrounds the island. Starting from approximate 40ft to 55ft, the wall drops as deep as 6,000ft in some places.
Most of the dives in the Turks and Caicos are wall dives and typically you can expect to see some big marine life like Eagle Rays and Caribbean Reef Shark passing by when diving here. Some of the best soft and hard corals can also be seeing living on the wall.
After more than twelve years diving and photographing the waters of the Turks & Caicos Islands, I still enjoy every chance I get to go back into these beautiful waters.
I have done hundreds of dives in the Turks & Caicos and each dive can be full of new surprises. You never know when you might get the opportunity to see a great hammerhead, a tiger shark or an eagle ray, an octopus or a humpback whale (during season) or even the biggest fish in the ocean, the whale shark.
Grace Bay beach on the island of Providenciales has won awards for being one of the top beaches in the world. With it’s soft white sand and great hotels, the Turks and Caicos is a perfect place to enjoy a great vacation.
What some people don’t know is that only a few minutes away from this beautiful beach there are some incredible dives. The wall is not as dramatic as the one you can find while diving in West Caicos or French Cay but there are some great dive sites.
Some of my favorite dives around Grace Bay are The Aquarium, The Pinnacle, Piranha Cove, The Cathedral and Grace Land. You can dive Grace Bay wall all year round but the best time to dive here is during the summer months when the waters tend to be calmer.
Caribbean reef sharks, great barracudas, Nassau and Tiger groupers are a few of the many species you will find while diving here.
It normally takes around forty-five minutes by boat to get to the dive sites around the north west point of the island.
Of the many great dive sites here, my favorites are Two Steps, The Crack, The Amphitheater, Chimney, Shark Hotel and Thunderdome. Thunderdome is great for night dives; accessible only by live-aboards as the local dive shops only take boats there during the daytime. Here you can expect to see tons of little creatures- great for macro photography.
Here are few images from a couple of dive sites around North West Point.