Scuba Diving Near Grand Turk

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One of the most highly sought after scuba diving locals in the world, Grand Turk is known for its warm waters, average visibility of over 100 feet, and spectacular coral reef. Of particular note is the Black Forest, which is a coral reef garden of rare black coral; as well  as the Columbus National Park within which there are over 25 sites to explore. 

You'll find 5 dive services and at least 25 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to dive, you can check with 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 are located within northwestern Grand Turk.

Another good 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 call them at (649) 946-1128.

A third good option is Blue Water Divers. Blue Water Divers caters to people staying on the island as well as cruise ship passengers who only have a short amount of time to explore beneath the surface. They're located on Grand Turk.

Some key facts regarding the area's dive operators are shown in the chart below.

Dive Operators Near Grand Turk
Name Phone Location
Blue Water Divers (649) 946-2432 Grand Turk
Bohio Resort Diving (649) 946-2135 1.7 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town
Grand Turk Diving Company (649) 946-1559 Grand Turk
Oasis Divers (649) 946-1128 Cockburn Town, Central Grand Turk
Oasis Diving (649) 946-1298 Grand Turk

Dive Services

The chart right below enables you to learn the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 160.0 $ 285.0
Double Tank Dive $ 85.0 $ 150.0
Night Dive $ 60.0 $ 80.0
Open Water Certification $ 400.0 $ 550.0
Single Tank Dive $ 50.0 $ 110.0

Dive Sites

The table right below provides a few details concerning some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Grand Turk
Name Latitude Longitude
Alien Nation 21.4748964461 -71.1534023238
Amphitheater 21.4927867097 -71.1555910169
Amphitheater Annex 21.4901911605 -71.1555481015
Aquarium 21.5068817298 -71.1597538053
Black Forest 21.4784507136 -71.1549901916
Blacksmith Rock 21.4975384413 -71.1565351544
Cables 21.4654712268 -71.1519432126
Cecil's Reef 21.5025695174 -71.1573076306
Connie's Reef 21.4631947053 -71.1524152814
Coral Canyons 21.4518515068 -71.1563205777
Coral Gardens 21.4587214367 -71.1532306729
English Point 21.4407470987 -71.1564493238
Finbars 21.4842811219 -71.1554622604
Fish Pond 21.5047256396 -71.1580801068
Gregorian Wall 21.4998543551 -71.1566639005
Mama Nature 21.4732191211 -71.1525869323
McDonald's 21.4950627686 -71.1560630857
Sand River Canyon 21.4449013647 -71.1580371915
The Anchor 21.4764539448 -71.1542177154
The Lakes 21.4540882637 -71.1541318952
The Library 21.4712222806 -71.1523723556
The Pit 21.4351379828 -71.1527728848
Tiki Hut 21.4261496378 -71.1488342285
Tunnels 21.4421451822 -71.1570501386
Windmills 21.4189585633 -71.1491775513

To learn more about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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