Eco Snorkel Tour
Duration: Half Day
For those who are attracted to a holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands because of its exceptional diving and snorkelling opportunities, you won’t be disappointed. Boasting crystal clear, warm blue waters, with excellent visibility up to 100 feet, as well as spectacular coral reefs, dramatic walls, caves, shipwrecks and an exciting diversity of marine life, this idyllic Caribbean destination is a diving paradise.
However, a popular diving destination attracts many a visitor, and environmental damage is always a risk. Fortunately, eco-tourism is encouraged here, enabling visitors to explore the islands and surrounding waters with minimal impact on the environment and maximum benefit to the local community. This unique snorkeling tour is an excellent way to learn about the ecology and marine life of the coral reef, one of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos archipelago comprises 40 different islands and cays, a number of which boast some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The surrounding tropical waters host one of the world’s most extensive and healthiest coral reef systems, and marine life thrives here. However, coral reefs are extremely fragile environments, sensitive to damage and environmental change, so conservation is essential.
There are many protected marine parks throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, and laws are in place to ensure that the reefs are managed and used with respect. This eco-friendly adventure will lead you to several different snorkelling spots, where you can enjoy exploring the natural treasures of the sea whilst helping to preserve them.
Snorkeling or diving on a coral reef is like entering another world. The vivid colours and fascinating sea creatures will take your breath away, and you will be amazed at what you discover. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, serving as a vital habitat for thousands of marine organisms such as sea fans, sponges, corals, anemones, sea worms, molluscs, starfish, sea cucumbers, octopus, shrimps, crabs, reef fish, seahorses and many more weird and wonderful life forms.
The diversity on and around one single coral reef is incredible. As you explore this awe-inspiring natural aquarium, you are also likely to spot other fascinating marine creatures, including whale sharks, giant manta rays, hawksbill turtles, schools of tropical fish and even dolphins swimming close to the reefs. This unforgettable underwater eco-adventure will delight and inspire snorkelers of all ages and abilities.
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Providenciales in Turks and Caicos has been declared the best island in the world by leading travel website TripAdvisor's annual Travellers' Choice Awards. The picturesque island climbed up from its No.2 ranking last year and knocked Ambergris Caye in Belize off its two-year-running top spot, and even out of the top 10.
A development agreement has been signed by the Turks and Caicos Islands government and Desarrollos Hotel Group for the construction of a brand new $224 million hotel, resort, casino and spa complex in Turks and Caicos. The resort will be situated the famous Grace Bay beach on the island of Providenciales and work is expected to commence this November.
British Airways has announced that it will increase the number of flights between London Gatwick and Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean this autumn. The new flights will operate on Thursdays from October, 2015 and they will go via Antigua, bringing the airline's total number of services to the country up to two every week.