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 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are displayed in the following chart.

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 take the plunge, you can check with Big Blue Unlimited Dives. 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 located in eastern Providenciales.

A second 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. You can call them at (649) 941-3346.

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 located in central Providenciales.

Take a moment to read the table below for details concerning 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 Dives (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

The following table enables you to get 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

You can look at the table just below for 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 about diving, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read our comprehensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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