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Big Blue Unlimited
PO Box 159,
Providenciales
Turks and Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Tel.: (649) 946 5034 & (649) 231 6455
Fax.: (649) 946 5033
bigblue@tciway.tc
http://www.bigblue.tc
Genuine small group recreational scuba diving and technical diving, sea kayaks, eco adventures and private charters in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The main dive boat, a 40ft power catamaran, departs daily at 8.30am for 2 dives with a maximum of 9 guests.




Caicos Adventures Diving
PO Box 47
Providenciales
Turks & Caicos
Ph. (649) 941-3346
Fax. (649) 941-3346
Caicos Adventures is always the best rated among dive operaters in Turks and Caicos Islands. Why? Because we cater to our divers needs. Our goal is to provide you the best scuba diving experience for your carribean diving vacation.
» Number of Dive Boats: 2 Catamarans
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: Caicos Cat - 22, Hercules - 8
» Gear Provided: At an additional cost
» Rental Gear Available: BCD, Regulators, Wet Suits, hoods, mask fins and snorkel, computer
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: Wall & Reef
» Total Dive Sites: 80+ and uncharted sites
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: 35
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: 45
» Certification Agencies: PADI
» Courses Offered: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, Rescue, Dive Master, Specialties, Discover Diving
divucrzy@tciway.tc
http://www.caicosadventures.com



Explorer Ventures Ltd.
PO Box 488
Mabank, TX 75147-0488
USA
800-322-3577; 903-887-8521
903-887-8526
Liveaboard diving vacations for 16 to 18 passengers, to Saba and St. Kitts in the Northeastern Caribbean, Turks and Caicos, and to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea from Cairns, Australia.
info@explorerventures.com
http://www.explorerventures.com




Harbour Club Villas and Marina
Box 77, Venetian Road
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Phone: 1 649 941 5748
Fax: 1 649 941 5748
Six, one bedroom cottages within steps of our own private Marina. Dive boats leave daily heading for Providenciales' most spectacular dive sites - uninhabited West Caicos and French Cay each a 40 minutes ride from our dock where the wall drops to deep blue depths of 7000 feet.
harbourclub@tciway.tc
http://www.harbourclubvillas.com




Oasis Divers - Grand Turk
PO Box 137
Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos Islands
Ph. 649-946-1128 or 800-892-3995
Fax. 649-946-1128
The goal of Oasis Divers is to make their guest's diving experience the best. With the combination of excellent service, the best wall diving in the Caribbean and the charm of the Grand Turk you can't go wrong.
» Number of Dive Boats: 5
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: Depends on boat. We have smaller boats
max is 8, we have boats that can accommodate groups traveling that can
accommodate 22. We usually use the 8 passenger boats unless it's a group.
» Gear Provided: Tanks & weights
» Rental Gear Available: All rental gear available. Aqua Lung BC and Regs., Computers, mask, snorkels, fins, wetsuits.
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: Wall and Reef
» Total Dive Sites: 25
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: 5
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: 15
» Certification Agencies: PADI, SSI, Universal Referral
» Courses Offered: Open Water through Divemaster
oasisdiv@tciway.tc
http://www.oasisdivers.com


About Turks & Caicos

The beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands are situated 575 miles (or 75 minutes) southeast of Miami. Covering 193 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, the Turks and Caicos Islands has the third largest coral reef system and the best tropical beaches in the world, making it a premier beach, diving and snorkelling destination and an ideal location for romance, family vacations, ecotourism and adventure seekers.

There are eight inhabited islands: Salt Cay, Grand Turk, South Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales, Parrot Cay and Pine Cay. East Caicos and West Caicos along with several other fascinating cays are uninhabited.

The Columbus Passage, 22 mile-wide channel, separates the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands. This 8,000 foot deep passage serves as major transit lines for migrating *Humpback Whales, Spotted Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Turtles and Dolphins.

Excellent visibility, pristine reefs, abundant tropical flora and fauna, fish and other marine life, quality diving services and easy conditions make the Turks and Caicos Islands a world class dive destination. There is exceptional wall diving starting in shallow turquoise water and dropping off into the deep blue giving a real thrill. The reef is relatively close to the beach which makes for accessible beach dives. Shipwrecks, old and new further enhance these islands as an outstanding diving destination.

*From late December through April, the entire Atlantic herd of 2,500 Humpback Whales pass through the shores on their annual migration to the Mouchoir Bank, just 20 - 30 miles southeast. During this period divers can listen to an underwater concert of the whale's' songs.

Climate 75 - 90F 24 - 32C Water Temp 77 - 85F 25 - 29C Visibility 100+ ft 30+ m

Getting There

The Turks and Caicos is only 75 minutes from Miami, less than 3 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina, 3 hours from New York and 3 and a half hours from Boston and can easily be reached with direct flights from the US, the UK, Canada, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti. Most visitors fly into Providenciales upon entry to the islands and then can easily take a commuter flight to the other islands.

There are a number of regular direct flights to the island of Providenciales from the US, Canada and Europe:

American Airlines has two daily flights from Miami, and one a day from Dallas on Saturdays.

Delta offers Thursday, Friday and Saturday service from Atlanta, as well as Saturday only flights from Boston and New York.

US Airways offers daily flights from Charlotte, a Saturday flight from Boston as well as Philadelphia flights everyday, except Tuesday and Thursday.

Air Canada has direct flights from Toronto everyday, except Tuesday and Thursday; and from Montreal on Sundays.

JetBlue has daily flights from New York and Saturday service from Boston.

United Airlines offers service from Newark, NY everyday except Tuesdays. .

Westjet has service from Toronto on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and a flight from Montreal on Fridays.

British Airways provides service to London via Nassau on Sundays.

Regularly scheduled flights from Provo to Grand Turk are offer by Caicos Express Airways. Flying time is approximately 30 minutes.

Provo Airport is 1 mile (1.6km) west of Providenciales town and has plenty of taxis. The airport on Grand Turk is 2 miles (3.2km) south of Cockburn Town. A taxi may be there to meet incoming flights; if not, you can call one from the airport. On South Caicos, Cockburn Town Airport is 1.5 miles (2.4km) north of town. The sole taxi driver on the island will no doubt head for the airport when he sees your plane land.

Entry Requirements

U.S. and Canadian citizens must have a passport (good for at least six months), plus a return or ongoing ticket, to enter the country. Citizens of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth countries of the Caribbean, the Republic of Ireland, and E.U. countries must also have a current passport.

Visitor Tips and Information

Clothing
Throughout the islands dress is casual. Shorts are worn in town as well as the beach during the day, it is advisable to also wear sunhats and sunscreen. In the evenings, light sweaters and jackets may be occasionally needed in the winter. Dinner is not formal most restaraunts accept dress shorts while others require pants and collard shirt for gentlemen and dress slacks or dresses for the ladies.

Public Nudity is illegal throughout the islands.

Electricity
Electricity follows the U.S. standard: 120/240 Volts/60 Cycles.

Phone Service
The Islands enjoy direct worldwide telephone access. Available telecommunications devices include fax machine, telexes, cellular phones, and Internet connections. Public phones operate by phone cards.

Country code is 649. Network is through Cable and Wireless. Pay phones, calling cards, facsimile, Internet, cell phones for rent at various locations.

If you have cell service in the USA please bring your phone with you because if you have International Roaming service with a cellular carrier that has a roaming agreement in the Caribbean then your phone will be able to make a receive calls while in the Turks and Caicos. If you do not have roaming then you will be able to make calls using the credit card platform.

Time Zone
Turks and Caicos is on EST and Daylight Savings Time is observed from April to October.

In the Turks and Caicos you can be as active, or inactitive as you want to be. In addition to diving, there are many activities to be enjoyed throughout the islands such as:
Beach Cruise & BBQ's
Bird Watching
Cycling
Dining Out
Eco Tours
Fishing
Golf
Heritage Walks
Horseback Riding
Island Festivities & Events
Middle Caicos Caves
Parasailing
Private Island Getaways
Sailing
Semi-Submarine Tours
Shopping
Sky Watching
Snorkeling
Spa Treatments
Tennis
Windsurfing

Or find a nice, quiet beach (that's easy to do), kick back and relax!!
 
 

 


 










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