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Turks & Caicos Islands
Climate: Average air temperature ranges between 29 – 32°C / 85 – 90°F
Water Temperature: 24 – 31°C / 75 – 87°F
Time: UTC -5:00
Currency: United States Dollar USD
Electricity: 120 V – 60 Hz., US standard.
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
Hyperbaric Chamber: Associated Medical Practice
The history of The Turks and Caicos Islands reads like a pirate story. Wrecks and legends of pirate booty are part of the local lore. An archipelago of 40 islands and cays located 30 miles Southeast of the Bahamas at half way between Miami and Puerto Rico. They cover 193 square miles and are surrounded by a continuous coral reef. The islands are made of two groups of island – the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands. The islands are one giant wall, with 6000 feet of vertical drop circling the islands. Many wrecks have been sacrificed to the sea and provide shelter to a vast aquatic life.Read More
We seriously lucked out last week, as the resort was nearly empty between a big dive group the week prior and everyone coming in for the island’s annual Regatta celebration (it’s been 3 years since the last one, so the whole island was full the day we left!).
The resort was super chill and beautiful. We loved enjoying our coffee from the terrace each morning, watching the sunrise and also hanging out by the pool during the afternoons after diving.
Speaking of diving, we had 12 great dives, seeing turtles, eagle rays, reef sharks, plenty of eels, huge southern stingrays, and quite a few juvenile spotted drums, among plenty of other critters! We literally had the boat and dive guide, Kevin, all to ourselves 2 of the 6 days and the other days there weren’t more than 4 of us diving! The Reef Divers valet service is great - it was nice not having to deal with our gear every day. 😊
We rented bikes from the resort for a few hours one afternoon - boy was it hot! I highly recommend a stop at the Dolphin Grill, which isn’t far from East Bay.
It was personally, my first group dive trip. I was unaware of what to expect or how to lead a trip. The way the trip was set up (all inclusive) and the clear expectations of the packages and accommodations were easy to follow and to manage! The rooms were all ocean view - TOP TO BOTTOM! The food was on time, warm and delicious. The Bartenders were creative and welcoming. Big Sister was our home for the week and East Bay Divers and East Bay Resort became our family. Thank you for making it so memorable! From the custom birthday cake for a group member to the most exciting whale watching experience one could even ask for - brava! Shout out to some of the staff CJ, Lincoln, Chef Imi, Matteo, Kevin, Carlos, Capt - anyone else I may have missed - you all are the real MVP!!
After a bit of anxiety in completing all the pre-travel requirements, we arrived to find valet travel at its best! We were greeted by Lincoln & CJ with great smiles & friendly faces…that was only the beginning of what turned out to be a wonderful dive vacation. Not having to lug my own luggage & dive gear to & from both accommodations & dive boat was a major plus! The resort itself was meticulously kept clean & eye pleasing, the staff very friendly as well as helpful from the bar to the grounds keepers! The gorgeous private beach was perfect for my very early morning walks. The rooms with private bathrooms in our suite was beyond my expectations. The chef prepared excellent feasts for all 3 meals daily & my group clued him that is was my birthday while there...he and the wait staff presented me with a delicious chocolate cake to share with my LDC friends.
Weather kept us from diving for the 1st couple of days but was great once we were able to get in the water. Reef Divers continues to exemplify valet diving at its best! We had some rough waters getting out of & back into our boat a bit tricky, our dive staff made sure we were safe & able to accomplished both with minimal stress. The diving itself was also great!
From check in…to check out, the entire trip was one of the best I’ve had in my over 10 years of diving adventures!
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos
White Sand and Wicked Wall Dives.
There’s a group of islands just over an hour’s flight from Miami and they are so much more than their ancient Lucayan name for red blossomed topped Turk cactus and string of islands (caya hico) implies. The low lying limestone islands here are bordered by white sand beaches and while at least one of them you can walk across to at ...