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. 

You'll find several dive services and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you'd like to go diving, you can check with 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. They are found in Cockburn Town.

A second option is Bohio Resort Diving. Beginning divers are able to train in the pool or the calm bay before advancing to an open water dive. They can be reached at (649) 946-2135.

Still another option is Humpback Dive Shack. Being that Grand Turk is the ultimate year-round diving destination, Humpback Dive Shack is right on the money, or the coral reefs one might say. Known for its healthy coral reef life and clear waters with up to a 150 foot visibility range, diving on Grand Turk with Humpback Dive Shack is an experience you won't want to miss. They're located within northern Cockburn Town.

Some key facts concerning area dive operators can be seen in the following table.

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

Some information regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided in the following table.

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 about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out our comprehensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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