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.

There are 9 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 20 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are summarized in the table 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're ready to go diving, you can check with Big Blue Unlimited. A dive and watersports center which focuses on eco-friendly sports, Big Blue Unlimited strives to get every visitor in the water without destroying the environment for future adventurers. They are located in eastern Providenciales.

Another option is 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 can be reached at (649) 941-3346.

A third good option is Ocean Vibes Scuba. The boat departs every morning at 8:30 a.m. for a day of diving and snorkeling, but this center also specializes in one-on-one training and private charters. They're located within central Providenciales.

Be sure to look through this table to obtain information about diving services in the area.

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

Glance through the following table for information concerning 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

The table just below lists some key facts 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 diving, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read our exhaustive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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