Dive the Grand Turk wall where visibility most often exceeds 100 feet, and reef architecture is diverse featuring tunnels, archways, pinnacles, valleys and overhangs. Daily dives are selected based on current conditions and in consideration of "where the action is!"
As you cruise the Grand Turk Wall you will find a variety of marine life inhabiting this lush and colorful setting, and large pelagics are frequently spotted. Winter season features a Humpback Whale migration and in summer, Manta Rays can be spotted feeding on plankton and small fishes along the wall. Year round it is not uncommon to see turtles, dolphins, eels, octopus, crabs, lobsters, stingrays and eagle rays and of course a wide array of tropical fish.
We offer several charters to choose from:
Gibbs Cay Experience
Green Flash & Champagne Cruise
A population of humpback whales migrate from the cold waters of Iceland and Southern Greenland to the Silver Banks and the Turks Bank, where they mate and give birth each winter. During this period and after giving birth, the whales travel around on the Turks, Caicos and Muchoir Banks giving us the opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat.
This tour is aboard our 28' World Cat power catamaran. This is a safe, dry, comfortable way to go offshore to see the whales and provides the safety of twin engines and hulls. There is ample seating and two bimini tops for shade.
Please note that if you are prone to seasickness, this tour may not be for you.
All tours include, a presentation on whale behaviour, snacks and a cooler with water and soda refreshments.
The humpback whale's scientific name is Megaptera novaeangliae. Megaptera novaeangliae is Latin for "big wing. Humpback whales' "big wings" are their enormous pectoral flippers. A humpback's pectoral flippers are the largest of any whale, measuring up to 6 feet, a third of the whale's entire body length!
A humpback's pectoral flippers are bumpy and ridged. These bumps are called tubercles.Tubercles may make the humpback's flippers look awkward, but they are an excellent adaptation to the whale's life in the ocean. The bumpy surface of the humpback flipper is actually much more hydrodynamic than a smooth flipper. As whales swim, tubercles disrupt the sheer pressure against the edge of the flipper and redirect the swirling vortices's into channels between the tubercles. This reduces the movement's drag and increases its lift.
There are several major airlines that fly to Providenciales. From there you must take a local carrier to get to Grand Turk. There are 2 airlines flying between Providenciales and Grand Turk. Check out their schedules here.
If you prefer we can arrange your inter island flights for you.
A great dive vacation starts from the moment you arrive with dive sites, a short 5 to 15-minute boat ride away on the pristine Grand Turk Wall. Grand Turk Diving will provide a pre-dive briefing and a guide will be in the water on all dives. Computer divers are allowed to set their own profiles to maximize bottom time.
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With both NAUI & PADI Instructors on staff, you can continue through your certification levels to Dive Master with us. If you are starting diving and have completed your training at home, through your confined water training, chose the International referral option below. Students that have completed their on-line course but need to complete confined water and open water check-out dives chose the eLearning option. If you are on Grand Turk for 4 or more days, you can do everything from start to finish with us.
Interested in diving and would like to see what it is all about? Try our introduction to scuba course.
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Group rates available for groups of 8 or more. Let us build your package to include the activities you desire. Contact us for details.