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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​

info@scubaplano.com

Mon-Fri: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Scuba Dive Turks and Caicos

What’s on your scuba diving bucket list?

Bottlenose Dolphin? Caribbean reef shark? Spotted Eagle Rays? Humpback Whales?

You can have the chance to knock these bucket-list items off your list and more in Turks and Caicos with Scuba Adventures Plano.

Turks and Caicos Liveaboard

The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II liveaboard offers guests a week of exceptional diving. You will see beautiful wall ledges decorated with massive orange elephant-ear sponges, purple gorgonians, and crimson rope sponges. While also enjoying frequent visits from nurse and reef sharks, turtles, and eagle rays as they cruise by in search of prey or forage.

Scuba Diving Turks and Caicos

Scuba Diving in Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos are home to two features that define local diving: the third largest barrier reef in the world, and magnificent coral walls.

Many things draw divers from all over the world to Turks & Caicos, the alluring turquoise waters, thriving coral reefs, water highways for amazing marine life, and more. So, whether you’re looking for wall dives or wrecks, this trip is for you.

Turks and Caicos is a group of 40 islands and cays, all surrounded by crystal clear waters and 1000 square miles of gorgeous healthy reefs.

The Dives in Turks and Caicos

8 of the 40 cays and islands in Turks and Caicos are inhabited, and each offers its own unique character. This trip includes an average of 27 dives, including night dives.

French Cay – Rock and Roll
The top of the wall is at 40 feet, and there is an abundance of barrel sponges, elkhorn, and pillar corals. Juvenile barracuda and lobsters are spotted in the daytime. This dive is a great option for the afternoon or night dive.

French Cay – West Sand Spit
(5 miles south of French Cay) The wall starts at 40 feet and is covered with large coral formations—pillar corals, barrel sponges, and deep-water gorgonians. Keep an eye out for nurse sharks, French angels, ocean triggerfish, and huge stingrays. This site is weather permitting.

Northwest Point – Black Coral Forest
The walls start at 45 feet and drop to below 300 feet. There is an overhang where at least five species of black coral are growing. The base of the overhang is at 75 feet.

Northwest Point – Shark Hotel
Named for the Caribbean reef sharks often seen cruising by, the wall levels off at 90 feet at a plateau covered with plate corals. At 100 feet, a chimney cuts through the reef exiting at 130 feet on the deep wall with lots of pillar coral on top.

Northwest Point – The Crack
The wall doglegs to the south forming a huge penny slot crack that divers can swim and exit at any time. A massive barrel sponge with an anemone above it is at 85 feet. Divers swimming to the south may encounter schooling fish and a resident sea turtle.

Northwest Point – The Dome
This sunken dome was once the site of a French television game show and offers a spectacular night dive experience.

West Caicos – Driveway
One of the most diverse dive sites along West Caicos! The boat is moored in 35 feet of water, offering the options of swimming to the wall over “the Driveway”, a large sand chute. While some choose cruising on top of the wall in shallower water where there are many interesting, isolated coral heads. There are anemones growing in the shallows at only 5-10 feet of water depth.

West Caicos – Gullies
Divers can swim through a penny slot gully that starts at 45 feet and ends at 75 feet. There are beautiful sponge formations at the edge of the wall and schooling fish on top of the wall.

West Caicos – Rock Garden Interlude
This wall is divided into sections with large and beautiful sponge formations. Divers encounter friendly sea turtles and spotted scorpion fish. The sand flat on top of the wall has several nice coral heads and fascinating, but shy, garden eels.

West Caicos – The Anchor/Whiteface
Called “Whiteface” for the white sandy cliffs along West Caicos, this site provides a swim- through gully with a 17th century anchor wedged in the north side. A beautiful, large white anemone sits at about 95 feet at the base of the gully. Divers keep an eye out for the resident reef shark who is not camera shy and enjoy great night dives with lobsters, octopuses, and nurse sharks.

The Boat

The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is a 120-foot yacht, designed and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel-powered, cruises at 10 knots and has 110-volt power on board. Sleeping up to 18 guests in privacy and comfort, she is ideal for groups.

The accommodations includes 1 master stateroom for couples with a queen bed, 6 deluxe staterooms with a double and single berth and 2 twin staterooms with 2 single beds with a shared bathroom. All staterooms include a tv, media player, full shower and bathroom and central climate control air conditioning.

Turks and Caicos Aggressor II

Marine Life

From this biggest sharks and rays in the world to amazing macro life, Turks and Caicos has it all. Here are some of the exciting things you could see on one of your dives:

Turks and Caicos Sharks- Diving in Turks and Caicos give you the opportunity to observe several species of sharks. The most common being the Caribbean reef shark, often seen swimming in the depths of many dive sights. Those that are sometimes spotted include blacktips, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and hammerheads.

Turtles- While endangered in many areas, you will see many crowd-pleasing turtles on your dive. The beautiful Hawkbill Turtles are a frequent sight in Turks and Caicos all year round!

Whales- During January to March humpback whales are often seen migrating to the Silver Banks to mate and calf.

Bottlenose Dolphin- These amazing creatures have their fun playing in the wake of boats but can sometimes be seen underwater on dives. A known bottlenose dolphin names “Jojo” has been in the area since the 1980s and seems to enjoy visiting divers and the human company.

Octopus and Squid- Always something worth looking for in Turks and Caicos, even though they are camouflage queens. Often transforming their skin into lumpy ridges to mimic nearby rocks, algae, or coral. You are most likely to see the mid-water column squid lurking in the shallows. While octopuses are hunting at night, they may occasionally come out in daylight.

Grouper- The Nassau Grouper is known to be friendly and welcomes interactions with divers. You will usually see them in cleaning station along the reef.

Rays- While sightings of Spotted Eagle Rays can be considered a reoccurring event, some years produce huge schools of rays, especially at southern sites. The Southern Stingrays are most seen skimming along the sand.

Eels- Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for garden eels, but approach slowly or they may disappear into their holes!

Scuba Diving Conditions

The weather in the Caribbean is diving friendly year-round! January through March is considered peak diving season with great chances to dive with migrating rays, dolphins, turtles, and humpback whales. The dives in Turks and Caicos are known to offer amazing visibility with little to no current. This means it’s an ideal location for diving and underwater photographs.

Water temperatures range in the high-70s during the early months of January to April. With the warmest months being August to October. In Turks and Caicos, the visibility can be anywhere from 50 to 150 ft.

Hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th, like the rest of the Caribbean, with the most active periods being September and October.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

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I can’t recommend this place enough. After moving to the area, I read a lot of reviews and emailed several dive shops before going with Scuba Adventures. I choose them because they were the most responsive and helpful. The owners seem to not only be great divers but have business backgrounds. This is the most focus on customer service I have seen in a dive shop. Good inventory with all of the brands I could ask for. On point with their pricing. If you do find a better price they will work with you.

I ended up taking the Rescue Diver course and had a blast! I just got back from a dive trip with them at Lake Travis, very enjoyable. They also have one of the only indoor pools (18 ft.) in the area.

At Scuba ranch they have a big spot that is one of the easiest to get to and a nice pavilion for training. They are right next to the air refill station, which I love! Family and friends are welcome at the ranch. Good community there on weekends and you'll most likely find a dive buddy for a fun dive.

Maddie Womack August - 2020

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Scuba Adventures and their staff are beyond amazing! Their Plano store has a very wide selection of equipment and the pool is 18ft deep! Their Scuba Ranch location is amazing and still growing, with plenty of room and seating. I’m a fairly new diver and all the instructors do an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure deep underwater. Their staff is always very helpful and I can’t wait to continue my diving knowledge and certificates with them.

Jason Domenden March - 2020

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Found a great diving shop for all my gear. Been living here in texas for awhile and this shop has just what I needed. Really recommend scuba adventure for all your gear.

Emily Winnenberg March - 2020

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Went in last week to pick out goggles for an upcoming trip— loved the selection of masks they had available! Ended up picking out a hot pink pair to shamelessly match the other accessories I’d picked out.

Matt K March - 2020

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The new owners are the greatest! Their positive approach towards people and the sport of diving are huge part of the reason I love the sport. When they told me they were going to open a dive shop; I knew without a doubt I was going to be their customer. I have taken several dive adventures with them and other scuba diving misfits, and plan on taking many more.

Martin Garvie February - 2020

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Decided to revisit this shop since it is under new management. Already impressed with the facility improvements - by far the best training pool I have seen. Looking forward to the roll out of the full training curriculum - will be able to go from open water certified through all kinds of technical specialties. Good dive gear selection. Owners really have a great vision for promoting scuba diving and ocean adventures.

Don Champlin July - 2020

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This is the shop with the most experienced and competent personnel in the metroplex. Their commitment to safe, enjoyable and professional instruction is obvious from the first time you enter the store and meet the staff and owners. I have dove with most of them over the years and know first hand the love of diving they have and now share with the community as the new team. They are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest dive info. Don't miss a chance to dive with them.

Julie L February - 2020

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In January 2020, Scuba Adventures was purchased by divers that were affiliated with a different scuba store. These same divers taught me to dive, and got me to fall in love with scuba diving (despite me being pretty scared to start). I trust them, enough that I opted to take a trip with them to Cozumel for diving in 2019. It was one of the best trips of my life, and now I'm already signed up for their Costa Rica dive trip in 2020 with Scuba Adventures. I haven't visited the shop yet, but I can 100% vouch for the new owners--they are knowledgeable divers, good people, and all around amazing.

Jeremiah Perez May - 2020

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Owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Allowed me to try backplate and wing set up in the pool. They did not pressure me to buy anything, but gave great information on products and financing options. All in all great staff and would recommend them to anyone!!!

Eric Coulombe August - 2020

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Great customer service, from the owners to the employees. Very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining to scuba diving. The instructors are highly educated and experienced in scuba diving. They put you through real life scenarios, so you know and understand what to do in the event something happens while you are under water. My family and I learned a lot about scuba diving in a very short amount of time. We will definitely keep taking additional courses with Scuba Adventures as we progress. We definitely reccomend Scuba Adventures to anyone wanting to learn and get scuba diving certified.
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