Scuba Diving Near Providenciales

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Diving is what put Turks and Caicos on the map in the late 60s, and Providenciales is still a highly sought after destination for the sport. Wall dives are especially loved, many of which start at about 45 feet and continue to depths of up to 8,000 feet deep.  The marine life around local coral sites are always a surprise and you may even hear the call of the Humpback Whale.

You'll find 9 dive services, a dive shop, and at least 20 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are summarized in the chart below.

Dive Shops Near Providenciales
Name Type Phone Location Island
Dive Provo Boutique Dive Shop//12577 (649) 946-5040 0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay Providenciales

If you'd like to go diving, you can check with 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 are found in eastern Providenciales.

Another option is Caicos Adventures. Caicos Adventures has a fully stocked retail store where divers can purchase souvenirs of their adventure like t-shirts and hats. This is just the start of what this dive center has to offer: from novice divers to those who have been previously trained, they offer a full selection of PADI courses and certifications. They can be reached at (649) 941-3346.

A third option is Ocean Vibes Scuba. When Ocean Vibes says they operate small group dives, they really mean it, with an average group size of eight to 10 -- and the larger groups are usually friends who are traveling together and request the great number of people. Owned and operated by a local and a team of dive professionals who really love the sport of scuba diving you're in good hands with this group. They're located within central Providenciales.

View the table just below to obtain information about dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Providenciales
Name Phone Location
Beaches Turks and Caicos Diving (649) 946-8000 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 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay
Flamingo Divers (649) 946-4193 Five Cays Settlements
Ocean Vibes Scuba (649) 941-8605 Central Providenciales
Provo Aquatic Adventures Ltd (649) 946-5782 Five Cays Settlements
Provo Turtle Divers (800) 833-1341 Central Providenciales
Provo Wall Divers (649) 941-5441 Five Cays Settlements
Seafari Turkoise (649) 232-3661 Providenciales

Dive Services

Be sure to look through the chart below to get a feel for the approximate cost of typical dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 130.0 $ 250.0
Double Tank Dive $ 129.0 $ 150.0
Night Dive $ 85.0 $ 95.0
Open Water Certification $ 490.0 $ 725.0
Single Tank Dive $ 75.0 $ 110.0

Dive Sites

Take a moment to look through the following chart for details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Providenciales
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Amphitheater Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 85.0 < 1 knot 21.8325903518 -72.340400219
Aquarium -- -- -- -- 21.808717571 -72.2532653797
Black Coral Forest Good Open Water / CMAS * 109.9 1-2 knots 21.8548283029 -72.3378467612
Boneyard -- -- -- -- 21.7999516503 -72.2178173158
Cathedral -- -- -- -- 21.8076816243 -72.1973037813
Coral Gardens -- -- -- -- 21.8111081828 -72.192840575
Crack Good Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 Negligible 21.7980013886 -72.209186554
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
Shark Alley -- -- -- -- 21.8258494071 -72.1668338764
Shark Hotel -- -- -- -- 21.8667981313 -72.3357009888
Stairway Fair Open Water / CMAS * 100.1 < 1 knot 21.8010297168 -72.3602485657
Sunset Strip -- -- -- -- 21.8289568227 -72.1597480774
Table Top -- -- -- -- 21.8052112656 -72.2423648823
The Crack -- -- -- -- 21.8140986093 -72.3484039307
The Dome Very Good All Divers 39.4 < 1 knot 21.8366243675 -72.3397779465
Two Sharks -- -- -- -- 21.8153314995 -72.1814250934

For more information about snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this extensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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