Factbook: Turks & Caicos

  Turks & Caicos (dependent territory of the UK) Geography Location: Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas Geographic coordinates: 21 45 N, 71 35 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 430 sq km land: 430 sq km water: 0 sq km Area – comparative:…


Diving Grand Turk Style

BLUE WATER DIVERS & SALT RAKER INN Text & photography by Bill Harrigan What do you want most on a dive trip? All of us have our own priorities but some things are probably on everyone’s list. How about this one, for instance: sunshine, warm clear water, lots of fish, healthy corals, nice beach, no…


Walls Galore! Composing Great Underwater Photograhs

Precipitous Adventures Aboard the Turks and Caicos Aggressor By Stephen Frink Repeat business is the best kind of recommendation. Next February I will charter the Turks and Caicos Aggressor a third time, on this occasion to visit the Humpback Whales that congregate in the Silver Banks of the Dominican Republic. I ran a similar trip…


Plunge into Nature’s Pool Grand Turk’s Walls and Reefs

Have Something for Everyone I’ll go back to Grand Turk at the drop of a hat. It may be a small island but Grand Turk has a wealth of diving and it’s a wonderful place to visit. It is about clear water, warm beaches and friendly people. Grand Turk is an island where nature still…


Discard Stress Here

Kick Back and Relax with Grand Turk’s Blue Water Divers and the Salt Raker Inn by Bill Harrigan The Grand Turk wall is separated from the superb sandy beach only by a small section of spectacularly clear water. The boat ride between beach and wall takes about the same time as riding an escalator from…


A Paradise Reserved for Divers

by Bill Harrigan The Turks and Caicos Islands are an archipelago of eight islands and 40 small cays on two plateaus, separated by a deep trench called the Columbus Passage. The Caicos occupy the larger plateau, forming a loose horseshoe around the perimeter, with a shallow bank in the middle. The Turks – two major…


Sea Eye Diving Your Guide to Grand Turk’s Diving

Text and Photography by Bill Harrigan Diving is delightful off Grand Turk, where one of the world’s most spectacular walls is only a few hundred yards off the beach. This is diving as it is meant to be convenient and fun in glorious conditions with tons of marine life. Where else can you step off…


A Grand Turk Kind of Day

DIVING AND SNORKELING WITH SEA EYE DIVING By Bill Harrigan Let me describe a day with Sea Eye Diving in Grand Turk and see if it doesnt sound just about ideal. This particular day started on the balcony of the Guanahani Beach Resort. While we watched the rising sun turn the beach gold and the…


In the Turks & Caicos

Text and Photography by Michael Patrick O’Neil Man, look at that water. Just look at that water…I keep whispering to myself over and over again as the Sky King turbo-prop turns sharply towards Grand Turk. “Buckle your seatbelts in preparation for landing” is completely ignored as the water below gets my undivided attention. Purple turns…


Exhilarating Grand Turk Diving Freefalling

By Walt Stearns Wooooow! Watching Rolling Hill’s face pass by, first at 70, 80, then at 90, right on past 100 feet, felt marvelous. Although the speed of my descent was, in reality, slower than that of a leaf floating to earth, the sensation of freefalling toward the inky, dark deep was still a rush.…