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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A brand new adults-only resort has opened on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. The luxury beachfront property sits on Grace Bay Beach, and it has 21 one and two-bedroom suites that have been individually named rather than numbered. The Beach House hotel has a spa, fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, and two restaurants, including one with gourmet French cuisine.
The winners of the 2017 World Travel Awards Caribbean and North America Gala Ceremony have been announced. The regional ceremony was due to take place in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean last month, but it was cancelled due to the devastating Hurricane Irma. The winners were later announced by the WTA to celebrate the leading hotels, destinations, airlines and travel companies in the region.
Following the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean last week, the Hartling Group Resorts has announced that three of its resorts will reopen on Turks and Caicos at the end of the month. The resorts suffered no major damage but they are currently closed to repair damages caused by flood water and clear the debris from the landscapes gardens.