You put on your face mask making sure it fits comfortably and pop the snorkel into your mouth, then tentatively wade out a little into the warm aquamarine waters that surround the Turks and Caicos Islands. It’s your first time doing this so you begin by submerging your head under the water, breathing slowly through your tube and then suddenly a bright little fish swims by your nose! Instantly any concerns about being a rookie snorkeler disappear as you’re transfixed by the bright colours and fascinating movements of all the marine life. You forget all about the world above you off the beach.
When it comes to snorkeling the reefs in the Turks and Caicos Islands there are some spectacular locations offering unsurpassed water clarity and an interesting diversity of marine life. The barrier reef system off the islands is the third largest in the world and boasts locations even novice snorkelers can access easily. Bight Reef off the Grace Bay side of Providenciales is a must visit. Colourful fish thrive here as well as a variety of coral and other sea life. Just west of Providenciales is Pine Cay reef, a unique untouched reef home to rays, horse-eye jacks, sea turtles, and lobster.
You can get your own opportunity to visit some of these top notch snorkel sites when you book with Caicos Dream Tours. Half or full day boat tours whisk you away and offer you snorkeling adventures off the Caicos Bank, Half Moon Bay or off Pine Cay. Experienced guides will provide you with all your gear and helpful instruction in snorkeling and give you opportunities to capture memorable marine moments.
With a mask, a snorkel and a desire to explore, you can leave your tension and worries behind you and experience the unparalleled beauty and serenity below the surface of the Turks and Caicos Islands.