Diving from Providenciales, or diving Provo, you head out to sites like Amphitheatre at the western end of Northern Wall. West Caicos Wall offers some of the Turks & Caicos Islands' best known dives. Soft and hard corals and colorful sponges adorn the reefs here. In August nurse sharks come to bread in the shallows of French Cay and the south western section of the Caicos group. Further south there is more great diving at Salt Cay and the Grand Turk Wall.
Diving from Providenciales is year-round. Humpback whales are frequent visitors from January through March. Underwater visibility ranges between 24-38 metres with the best viz on some of the walls. While water temperature in the summer, June to October, is 28-29 C dropping to 23-26 C in the winter, January to March. Summer air temperature is 29-32 falling to 23-27 C in the winter
A constant trade wind keeps the climate at a very comfortable level. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30th.
Things To Do In Providenciales
Grace Bay which features the famous 12-mile Grace Bay beach is the location for most of the tourism infrastructure, the Princess Alexandra Marine Park, which is also the playground of "Jo Jo" the famous bottlenose dolphin. Visitors to the world's first Conch Farm discover how to grow conch from tiny veligers to four-year-old adults. This is where most of the water sport activities take place from diving to deep sea fishing and everything in between.
Stones engraved by shipwrecked sailors (or waiting ship wreckers) can be found on the hilltop overlooking the now abandoned Marina Inn near Chalk Sound and Sapodilla Bay. If you like old ruins that are not too difficult to get to, visit 2 sites of plantation houses built by Loyalists, Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill. "The Hole" at Long Bay is a deep and wide Limestone chimney with a mysterious depth of salt water at the bottom.
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