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 6 dive services, a dive shop, and at least 20 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

A dive shop in this area is listed right 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 might want to check with 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 are situated in The Bight, Providenciales.

Another option is Beaches Turks and Caicos Diving. Guests staying at Beaches are lucky to be able to dive as a part of the all-inclusive offerings that this chain of resorts promotes. Begin with training in the pool, then move to an open water dive if you're new to the sport, or get busy with a daily dive if you're already certified. They can be reached at (649) 946-8000.

Still another 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 found in central Providenciales.

The following table has some information regarding area dive 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
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 Turtle Divers (800) 833-1341 Central Providenciales
Seafari Turkoise (649) 232-3661 Providenciales

Dive Services

The following chart lists the typical cost of 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

Review the table just below to see some key facts concerning some of the area's major 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

To learn more concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read our extensive guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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