THE ALLURING TURQUOISE WATERS OF TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
THRIVING CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM AND LOTS OF WALLS DIVING
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Turks & Caicos Islands
How To Get to Turks & Caicos Islands
All scheduled international flights into the Turks and Caicos land at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).
You’ll need a valid passport and return/onward ticket to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands. Many nationalities do not need a visa (including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom), but we recommend that you verify. See Passports and Visas.
Once you arrive at the airport, you’ll have to clear immigration and customs. There may be a bit of a wait if several airliners have recently landed, but otherwise the process is relatively painless. As is the case in most countries, you’ll be required to fill out simple immigration and customs landing cards. There are limits on the amounts and types of goods that can be brought into the Turks and Caicos duty-free.
The alluring turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands feature a vast, thriving coral reef ecosystem and lots of walls. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking walls or wrecks, scuba diving in the Turks and Caicos is both accessible and impressive. Just south of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos are actually 40 different islands and cays, but just eight are inhabited. The Columbus Passage, a 35-kilometre/22-mile-wide channel, separates the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands. This deep passage is a water highway for migrating fish, rays, turtles, dolphins and Humpback whales from January through March. Providenciales, known as Provo, is the most developed island with a wide range of accommodations, restaurants and amenities. A large portion of the coast is protected by the National Parks Ordinance, which results in pristine dive sites with abundant marine life. Grand Turk is the capital island and is a popular stop for cruise ships and tourists alike. But, the main attraction here is diving. With protected reefs dropping well past recreational dive limits just offshore, it’s easy to see why this is a diver’s paradise.
Great Dive sites:
- North West Point – Just off Provo, this wall starts at 11 metres/35 feet and plunges to more than 900 metres/3000 feet. With a collection of different dive sites, this area is full of hard and soft corals, schools of barracuda, horse-eye jacks, lobster, crabs, angelfish and numerous other species of fish.
- West Caicos – West Caicos is an uninhabited island southwest of Provo known for its pristine walls and frequent pelagic visitors. Offering several amazing dives, the walls here are covered with barrel sponges, staghorn corals and the occasional giant orange elephant ear sponge. Grunts, snappers, groupers and schools of blue tangs all call this area home.
- Grace Bay – On the north side of Provo, protected by a long barrier reef, the marine life in Grace Bay is spectacular. Dive sites here consist of small walls with deep coral canyons that start at 9 metres/30 feet and drop down to 30 metres/100 feet. Groupers, barracuda, grunts, snappers, turtles and pregnant reef sharks are commonly sighted.
- French Cay – A small inhabited island south of Provo, French Cay has 2000-metre/6000-foot vertical wall drop offs all around. Eagle rays, schools of reef sharks, sea turtles, nurse sharks and moray eels are frequently seen. Occasionally, manta rays, hammerheads and humpback whales swim by.
- Salt Cay – Located in the Columbus Passage, Salt Cay is a top spot for viewing humpback whales as they migrate to their Dominican breeding grounds during winter months. But, there’s much more to this area, including the wreck of a British warship, caverns and incredible walls.
- Grand Turk – The Columbus National Marine Park, with around 25 dive site moorings, makes for some spectacular wall dives. At the southern end, you can experience eel gardens at Chief Ministers but there are also sites featuring hard corals, nurse sharks, Nassau groupers, yellowtail, triggerfish, turtles, razor fish, batfish, flying gurnards and more.
Language – English is the official language.
Currency – The United States dollar (USD) is the official currency. Credit or debit cards are accepted in most places. ATMs can b e found at the bank branches, at IGA Supermarket, at Port’s of Call Shopping Center, and Ocean Club Plaza. Credits cards are accepted almost everywhere, but some shops have a $25 minimum to charge.
Electricity and Internet – The voltage is 110 volts, 60 Hz. Internet is available at the larger hotels and internet cafés.
- You need a power plug adapter on the Turks and Caicos Islands, when living in Singapore.
- You also need a voltage converter.
- Be extra careful with certain appliances because of the difference in frequency.
BOHIO DIVE RESORT
Experience with a Difference
About Bohio Dive Resort
Bohio Dive Resort opened its doors in December 2004 and quickly became a firm favourite with divers and people looking for a Turks & Caicos experience with a difference. The resort is managed by Tom and Ginny Allan, Canadians who first visited the islands on vacation over 14 years ago and haven’t left since! They are assisted by a strong team of local and international staff whose aim is to make your vacation as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. Bohio is now a Grand Turk resort offering all-inclusive or customized dive and hotel packages all on one idyllic site.
Bohio has its own on-site PADI dive shop catering to all levels of divers from beginner to advance. Our 24ft Carolina Skiff dive boat is comfortable and well laid out. We guarantee a personal service and small dive groups. Grand Turk diving sites are no more than 5-8 minute by boat and we make our surface intervals back at the resort. You will not find Turks & Caicos diving more relaxing or easier than at Bohio.
Our Guanahani Restaurant is located within the resort and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus weekly BBQs and live music. If you’re in to fishing, our Chef will transform anything you catch from the ocean into a mouth-watering dinner. In fact, if you want to help cook it you are most welcome!
As a Grand Turk hotel we offer simple and clean beachfront accommodations, all with west facing ocean views and private balconies. All rooms have air con, ensuite shower rooms, fridges and cable tv. Our king rooms have full kitchenettes and kingsize beds.
Our goal is to offer excellent value, no hassle dive and beach vacations with a difference. With friendly and approachable staff, world-class food and superb diving in one idyllic spot, Bohio Dive Resort is a Grand Turk hotel winner. Please visit our Guest Book for testimonials or contact Bohio today to discuss your next vacation.
|Room Type||Non-Smoking Rooms Suites Family Rooms Smoking rooms available Accessible rooms|
|Bed Type||Double | Twin | Triple|
|About the property||Beachfront | Wheelchair Access|
|Things to do||Restaurant | Bar/Lounge|
|In Your Room||
|HIGH SEASON – Dec.16 to Apr.29|
|Beachfront Standard Double||USD$2,113||USD$1,523|
|Beachfront Standard King||USD$2,192||USD$1,602|
|Beachfront Corner King||USD$2,213||USD$1,641|
*Prices to be adjusted *