Scuba Diving Near Cockburn Town

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Cockburn Town is located on Grand Turk, which is one of the best loved dive destinations in the world.  Visibility is rarely lower than 100 feet, the waters are always warm, and the island encourages diving by offering over 25 designated dive sites at the Columbus National Park. 

There are 3 dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Humpback Dive Shack

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact Humpback Dive Shack. Grand Turk is a small and relaxed island, and therefore, so is the diving experienced. Humpback Dive Shack believes that the best way to dive is slowly so that you can soak up everything around you. They are located in northern Cockburn Town.

Another option is Oasis Divers. After the success of this shop in the years after they first opened in 1996, this second location became necessary. Regardless of your current skill level, Oasis will work to get you trained up and out on an open water dive before the end of your vacation. You can reach them at (649) 946-1128.

A third option is Bohio Resort Diving. A perk of staying at Bohio is the option to participate in daily open water scuba dives with this on-site dive shop that is only available to guests. Just 300 yards off shore of the hotel's beach are some of the most spectacular underwater sites in the area, and as part of the all-inclusive package guests won't have to make arrangements with a third party to see them. They're located 1.7 mi. North of central Cockburn Town.

A few details regarding area dive operators are provided in the chart below.

Dive Operators Near Cockburn Town
Name Phone Location
Bohio Resort Diving (649) 946-2135 1.7 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town
Humpback Dive Shack (649) 347-4921 0.9 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town
Oasis Divers (649) 946-1128 0.3 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town

Dive Sites

Take a moment to read the table below to see some key facts regarding some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Cockburn Town
Name Latitude Longitude
Cables 21.4654712268 -71.1519432126
Connie's Reef 21.4631947053 -71.1524152814
Coral Canyons 21.4518515068 -71.1563205777
Coral Gardens 21.4587214367 -71.1532306729
Sand River Canyon 21.4449013647 -71.1580371915
The Lakes 21.4540882637 -71.1541318952

To learn more concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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