Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos offers exceptional diving, kitesurfing, snorkelling, and other water sports. This Caribbean island covers an area of 38 miles and is highly ranked for its stunning beaches, great range of luxury hotels, and huge lagoons. The island also has an array of endless amenities including numerous restaurants, spas, shopping facilities, and even a championship golf course.
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Best month for Diving
A large area of the coast of Provo comprises the Princess Alexandra National Park within which there is no commercial or sport fishing allowed. As a result, the diver benefits from a profusion of marine life at the Turks and Caicos dive sites, most of which remain undisturbed by visiting divers. Even outside the boundaries of the Princess Alexandra National Park, the dive operators all happily support a policy of coral reef preservation and conservation.
Sharks: Caribbean reef sharks are frequently seen cruising the depths off the walls at the Provo dive sites along North West Point and West Caicos, But do not discount Grace Bay, which often produces a shark fest all of its own. While Caribbean reef sharks and nurse sharks are by far the most common, blacktips, tiger sharks, and hammerheads are sometimes spotted.
Turtles: Always a crowd-pleaser, these pre-historic creatures, although endangered in many areas, are seen quite commonly on our dives. The very pretty Hawksbill Turtles are most commonly sighted.
Bottlenose Dolphin: Sometimes seen underwater on dives, but more often enjoyed as they play in the wake of the boats traveling to and from the dive sites. Perhaps the best-known denizen of the Provo sea is “Jojo,” a bottlenose dolphin who has frequented the area since the 1980s. Jojo is wild, but frequently visits divers and seems to enjoy human company.
Whales: Humpback whales are frequently seen in January through March when they are migrating to the Silver Banks off the Dominican Republic to mate and calf.
Rays: Sightings of Spotted Eagle Rays seems cyclical at most Turks and Caicos dive sites. Usually seen in ones and twos cruising the edge of the barrier reef, some years produce huge schools of eagle rays, especially at the southern sites. Imagine flying along the edge of the wall among 15 or 16 eagle rays. Southern Stingrays are more commonly sighted skimming along the sand.
Best month for Kitesurfing
Adventrus partner with the main and best Kitesurf school in Providenciales based at Long Beach. Although there are a handfull of villas on Long Beach the best hotels are based a few km away at Grace Bay where we feature our properties. Adventrus offers free hotel collection for pre-booked kitesurfing or we can include car hire within your holiday at very competitive rates.
The best kitesuf season for Turks & Caicos is from December to June. The huge shallow flat water lagoonal kitesurfing area in Providenciales is just about the best beginner to improver location in the Caribbean during the winter wind season!