One of the most frequent questions divers ask is where the best dive and snorkel sites are off TCI. It can be difficult to pick our favourites, but there are a few spots that keep us coming back again and again.
North-west of Grand Turk, McDonalds is one of our favourites. The site gets its name from some magnificent coral arches over the lip of the sandy slopes. Swimming through those arches you come out the other side overlooking the cobalt blue abyssal depths.
West of Grand Turk’s middle section you’ll find The Anchor: a massive old anchor adorned with coral and sponges. We don’t know how old The Anchor is, but it appears to be at least a century old, with design consistent with that of an old British warship.
The Aquarium is the furthermost northern dive site just off Grand Turk, situated within the Columbus National Marine Park. The site earns its name from the overwhelming abundance of wildlife. Lush corals and a reef of spur and coral groove formations make this spot unique.
Even the name ‘Black Forest’ evokes the imagination, but what makes this site truly unique is how the undercut wall creates a massive shadow along its face. This ‘tricks’ the Black Coral into growing in shallow waters rather than exclusively within the deeper depths. Bring a flashlight.