Scuba Diving Near Grace Bay

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Grace Bay is one of the few placed in the Caribbean where properly certified and licensed scuba divers are able to dive on their own, without a guide.  Although it is always recommended that you use a local expert when you participate in this risky sport, highly trained individuals will find the privacy of this destination pleasurable. 

You'll find several dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 8 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are shown here:

Dive Shops Near Grace Bay
Name Type Phone Location Island
Dive Provo Boutique Dive Shop//12577 (649) 946-5040 Central Grace Bay Providenciales

If you're ready to take the plunge, you can check with Caicos Adventures. One of the oldest dive operation in the country, Caicos Adventures offers modern facilities, highly qualified instructors and guides, and an over-all love for the sport. They are found in western Grace Bay.

Another good option is Big Blue Unlimited. Big Blue Unlimited offers a number of trips throughout the islands on a daily basis, so depending on conditions and your preferences, there are several different underwater worlds to explore. Training in diving, kite boarding, paddle boarding, and kayaking are additionally available, along with activities such as snorkeling trips, out island adventures, and private charters aboard "Addenda", their luxury 40' Hinckley. They can be reached at (649) 946-5034.

Still another option is Beaches Turks and Caicos Diving. Beginners will start with a one day introductory resort scuba course to teach the basics of scuba diving. Experienced divers, meanwhile, can dive some of the most sought after sites in the area. They're located within western Grace Bay.

Take a moment to look through the following table for a list of diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Grace Bay
Name Phone Location
Beaches Turks and Caicos Diving (649) 946-8000 The Bight, 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay
Big Blue Unlimited (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caicos Adventures (649) 941-3346 The Bight, 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay

Dive Sites

The table below enables you to get a few details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Grace Bay
Name Latitude Longitude
Cathedral 21.8076816243 -72.1973037813
Coral Gardens 21.8111081828 -72.192840575
Fish Folly 21.8205905499 -72.1730995167
Graceland 21.8002704179 -72.203998575
Grouper Hole 21.7996328795 -72.2059726808
Pinnacles 21.8020236406 -72.2021102998
Piranha Cove 21.8045737468 -72.1998787019
Two Sharks 21.8153314995 -72.1814250934

To learn more about diving, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this exhaustive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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