Turks & Caicos are a must dive location for every diver. The Turks & Caicos are located about 500 miles southeast of Miami and are made up by some 40 islands and cays. Turks & Caicos are actually part of the Atlantic Ocean and not part of the Caribbean. A flight out of Miami (MIA) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) the day before our diving departure aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II was necessary. Some of the hotels were a bit on the pricy side, but the Aggressor folks booked the very nice Sibonné Beach Hotel in Grace Bay for our overnight stay. Aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II with a special charter photo trip with the Jim Church School of Underwater Photography, we had a fantastic week of diving off the coasts of Providenciales, West Caicos, and French Caye. Captain Amanda Smith and her fantastic crew made our week extra special. This was the first time that I really experienced diving with sharks. We spent several days diving in French Cay at G-Spot were the Caribbean reef sharks constantly swam around us. Mike Haber and Mike Mesgleski really helped our entire group get “set up” to get the optimal shark photos.
Throughout the week aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II, we saw incredible reef life: symbiotic relationships, sponges, angelfish, schools of jacks and snappers, sharks, healthy coral walls, and a lot of macro life! All of the dive sites off of French Cay, West Caicos, and Providenciales were excellent. A repeat trip back to Turks & Caicos booked through the Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet is definitely on my list of repeat dive destinations.