Whenever someone visits Grand Turk for their first dive trip, they always ask: what are the top three dive sites? The sites that can’t be missed? The site that best embodies what Grand Turk has to offer the diving world?
Picking your favourite dive site is kind of like picking your favourite child: you just can’t do it. But we can give you a top three, so without further ado here is our list of the Top 3 Dive Sites off Grand Turk:
North-west of Grand Turk, McDonalds is one of our favourites at Bohio, and gets its name from some magnificent coral arches over the lip of the sandy slopes. Swimming through the arches you come out the other side overlooking the cobalt blue abyssal depths.
The Anchor is located to the west of Grand Turk’s middle section, and, you guessed it, is a huge, old anchor adorned with coral and sponges. We’re not quite sure how old it is, but it appears to be over 100 years old with design consistent with that of an old British warship.
Within the Columbus National Marine Park, The Aquarium is the furthermost northern dive site just off Grand Turk. The site takes its name from the overwhelming abundance of wildlife at the spot. Lush corals and a reef of spur and coral groove formations make this spot especially unique.
BONUS: Black Forest
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, ‘tricking’ Black Coral into growing in shallow waters rather than deep in the depths. Bring a flashlight to really see the colours.
If you want more detailed descriptions of these dives, check out our dive sites. We’ll see you in Grand Turk!