Providenciales (otherwise known as Provo) is the most developed of the Turks and Caicos Islands, with an laid back ambiance, friendly people and unspoiled waters. Diving in Provo is great for great visibility, gentle seas, a barrier reef that runs the full length of the island's 27km north coast, dramatic vertical underwater "walls" where the coral is big and healthy and marine life congregates. But it is also great because of a local government committed to protecting its natural assets. Much of the coastal waters around Provo are protected national parkland, where fishing is not allowed, so diving here really can be a memorable experience. We visited back in June 2008 and we absolutely loved it!
Sibonne Beach Resort
Caribbean Paradise Inn www.caribbeanparadiseinn.com
Turtle Cove Inn
Atlantic Ocean Beach Villas www.atlanticoceanbeachvillas.com
Provo Turtle Divers
Ocean Vibes Scuba
The Turks & Caicos Islands features a tropical monsoon climate with relatively consistent temperatures throughout the course of the year. Summertime temperatures reach about 32 degrees Celsius and the winter months have daytime temperatures between 21 and 26 degrees. For scuba diving the only advice is to maybe avoid the month of September and October as these have a relative high risk for hurricanes. Any other month will have something special for every diver.
Fly into Providenciales International Airport (Airport code PLS ) from Miami, New York, Dallas, Texas, Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto and even Nassau in the Bahamas.