Virtual Vacation- Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos!

Guess what we're doing today?
That's right! I rented a boat and we are going snorkeling and scuba diving. For those who are serious divers, shipwrecks off the shores of the Turks and Caicos can be hundreds of years old. Places such as Birch's Lookout, the Northwest Reef, and the waters off of Blue Hills are the final resting places for a host of sunken ships that were lost in the ocean depths. These shipwrecks as well as other fascinating dive sites make scuba diving in these waters an exciting and unforgettable experience.

The following are among the best dive sites around the Turks and Caicos Islands:
  • Amphitheater – This bowl-shaped dip in the sand starts at 85 feet and curves into the Caicos Passage, where whales, sharks, and manta rays often swim by.
  • Chimney – This 10-foot-wide hole in plate coral is home to garden eels.
  • Coral Stairway – The coral steps descend into a sand cellar that is home to schools of eagle rays.
  • Dax Canyon – The underwater wall starts at 45 feet and drops to a shelf at 150 feet below.
  • Rock 'n? Roll – A giant coral mound with eagle rays, sharks, moray eels, and sponges.
  • Shark Hotel – Reef and blacktip sharks live among and near this wall with a sponge-encrusted coral chimney and a drop-off of about 130 feet.

    If you're like me and prefer to stay on top of the water....snorkeling! I looooooove snorkeling. So relaxing!

    These are among the best spots for snorkeling in the Turks and Caicos Islands:

  • Coral Gardens – is located in an unspoiled area of Grace Bay and is easily accessible right off the beach.
  • Smith's Reef – is near the Turtle Cove area and is ranked one of the top-10 snorkeling destinations by National Geographic. It has an amazing limestone entry and excellent marine life.
  • White House Reef – is a well-preserved reef formation that can easily be reached from the beach.
The Turks and Caicos Islands feature some of the most impressive reef structures and marine life in the Caribbean. Snorkeling and scuba diving are great ways to enjoy our tropical vacation!!

Tomorrow after the beach we hit the spa! Okay, jump in the water and let's go!


S said...

Beautiful pics! I'm with you - I'll be snorkeling :)

lizziefitz said...

Sorry I am late! The cabana boy and I ...well...I'm here now. The coral is amazing! Looking forward to tomorrows spa day. This vacation is going to fast.

Mrs. Mix-it said...

Love the post!!!! Thanks for taking me a long for the ride and for taking me snorkaling too I love the picture you took up at us while I was hanging on the boat.

Love Ya,

Mrs. Mix It