A Quick Guide to the Watersport Options in Turks and Caicos


Turks and Caicos is one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are brimming with things to do and breath-taking vistas to explore. As easy as it could be to find beauty on the land, the ocean surrounding Turks and Caicos is just as impressive playground for you to explore. Dive into this extraordinary variety of activities you can try on the islands!


Freediving is as old as time. It requires no special and expensive equipment renting. It is the sport of taking a single breath of air and descending into the water. Freediving allows you to explore the underwater world while swimming alongside its creatures. The water in Turks and Caicos is crystal clear, and you can immerse in its turquoise depths, where you can encounter an abundance of marine life.

Paddle Boarding & Kayaking

Stand-up paddle boarding, also known as SUP, is a water sport with growing popularity on the islands. Tourists like it because it is not too adventurous and fast-paced and you can explore the beautiful views around you at your own speed. If you are with kids, you can opt for kayaking as it is just as fun and you will be sitting in it.


As a new and exciting option that has appeared in Provo, flyboarding is an unforgettable experience that allows you to rise up to 30 feet above the water level. After going through the necessary training on how to use the flyboarding equipment, you will be ready to jump on the hoverboard and let the jet ski shoot you up in the sky. If it gets too extreme for your taste, the instructor, who is operating the jet ski, will be able to adjust the flow to a comfortable level. With a bit of practice, you will be soaring above the see-through waters, and you can even try learning a few tricks, like loops and dives.

Reef Snorkeling

Providenciales, the main tourist city of the islands, offers access to two main snorkeling sights: Smith’s Reef and the Bight Reef. If that’s the main reason to be visiting the archipelago, look for Turks and Caicos villas nearby and head over to the reef in the late morning or early afternoon.


If you have always wanted to try kitesurfing, there is probably no better place to do it than Long Bay. With the steady winds on the islands, you will be gliding over the water while feeling your spirit running wild and free.


Grace Bay gives you a great opportunity to try parasailing for the first time. It is a recreational water activity, but you spend most of the time in the air. A powerboat will be towing you behind itself, while you admire from above the pristine water underneath in a parasailing wing.

Scuba Diving

Most people think that scuba and freediving are the same thing. Yet, they differ in the way divers breathe. In freediving, you hold your breath the entire time, while this is not permitted to scuba divers because of the risk of lung overexpansion. So, instead scuba divers use equipment, such as a mask, snorkel, wetsuit, or fins. What unites both activities is they give you the chance to get closer to the ocean and explore it up close.

With so much to do and see around Turks and Caicos, you can easily jam-pack your stay with fun and exciting activities like the ones listed above. Let the ocean waves be your tour guides and show you around the islands in the most unforgettable way!


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