my turks and caicos guide

myseastory-turks-and-caicos-mini-guideas we approach the date to my cousin’s visit, i started drafting yet another email with tips and suggestions on what to do in turks and caicos. every time we have someone visiting i like to put my personal suggestions together hoping that they have the time of their life and don’t miss out on anything. i love doing this and try to give detailed input as if it was for me.

so i thought why not have a permanent short guide for anyone planning to visit? i will keep this info with easy access and update regularly as new places and spots come up (or my opinion changes) – Continue reading

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Hey everyone. I took a hiatus but that doesn’t mean that I have not been diving. In fact, I have been diving every week. I have tons to share with you.

This past weekend, I went both days on the Caicos Cat as my usual dive shop was closed for the low season. We had never stayed on island in September before as we usually travel but we decided to stay this year. The weather was hot and humid but the sea very flat and clear. Both days we traveled to the French Cays which normally is not my fav site but this time, I must say I am now a new convert!

The sites we went to were amazing and so full of life. We saw eagle rays, turtles, sharks, barracudas and dolphins. The reef wall drop off is deep and a bit dark in some areas. Spooky! The corals were all in fairly good shape. BTW, this time of the year, the dive boats are not overly crowded in fact, Saturday we only had 7 divers on board! Yeah man! It was great for me not for the operator though…. Please enjoy the videos.

Check out all my other diving posts HERE

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2013-05-13-turks-and-caicos-3 I am starting to really enjoy taking pics with my new wide and macro lens along with the new compact INON flash. I am still playing with the set ups as there are so many variations!

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This past sunday, we went to Northwest point where I love to dive as the walls there by Amanyara Resort are just incredibly amazing to look at.

2013-05-13-turks-and-caicos-4 2013-05-13-turks-and-caicos-1Our first dive was at the Amphitheater and we took the right wall. I went down deep and turned on the HD video to show you the beautiful landscape.

Then there are the sea life including a very cool star fish stuck on a blueish/violet fan. Well, enjoy.

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2013-05-13-turks-and-caicos-2want to check other diving posts? click HERE

his dive story / 43

It’s me again after a couple of weeks off diving due to a flu and bad sea conditions. In fact, we still have not dived out in Grace Bay at all as the sea has been very rough coming from the north. The water temp has dropped to about 25c and I have been wearing my 7mm suit. I am starting to enjoy using my new camera gear setup and playing with the wide angle lens. I think I need to get the dome next! :)

These pics show the different types of sea creatures we have in abundance. I love the crab. The picture does not do any justice to the size of this crab as it was BIG and missing one giant claw! It was not shy at all and wasn’t bothered that I was trying to get a close up.

The blue and black fishes that you see are really pretty to look at and I have not seen them in a group like that before.

And then those baby blue parrot fishes are definitely feeding off the corals. They are so cool to watch when they swim together in a big group.

Enjoy and until next time, hopefully, we will get to dive Grace Bay again.

 read more his dive story posts over here – james

ps – lion fish, an invasive species.

his dive story

The sea is always full of life, colours and shapes. It’s just incredible how nature creates all these things. Every dive I go on is different in what I “happen” to see as there is so much. My favs are the brain corals and sponges.

Enjoy some of the colours and shapes.

To see my previous diving posts – GO HERE

James