Turks and Caicos
Places such as Birch’s Lookout, the Northwest Reef, and the waters off of Blue Hills are the final resting places for a host of sunken ships off the waters of Turks and Caicos. Summer is the best time to dive when the water reaches 80 degrees and the weather brings more aquatic life to the area.
- The Amphitheater – This bowl-shaped dip in the sand starts at 85 feet and curves into the Caicos Passage, where whales, sharks, and manta rays often swim by.
- Chimney – This 10-foot-wide hole in plate coral is home to garden eels.
- Dax Canyon – The underwater wall starts at 45 feet and drops to a shelf at 150 feet below.
- Shark Hotel – Reef and blacktip sharks live among and near this wall with a drop-off of about 130 feet.
- Coral Gardens – Located in an unspoiled area of Grace Bay, this snorkeling spot easily accessible right off the beach.
- Smith’s Reef – Ranked one of the top-10 snorkeling destinations by National Geographic. It has a limestone entry and abundant marine life.