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ABOUT US

The Big Boat

Salt Cay Divers 32ft Island Hopper. Beautiful v-hull dive boat, swim platform, easy dive ladder, wide beam for lots of room.  This boat carries a maximum of 12 divers. Big Boat has a brand new engine and offers one of the most comfortable rides in this area. Great for whale watching or snorkeling excursions.

 

Salt Cay Divers also has Carolina Skiffs along with the Island Hopper to take you to our dive sites on Salt Cay, Grand Turk and near by uninhabited islands.

Dive Master Richard

 

 

Salt Cay Divers

In November 1996 Salt Cay Divers opened on the site of the former Porpoise Divers in Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies.
 

Owners and managers Ollie Been and Debbie Manos

have made your personal comfort and safety their top priority.
 

PADI-certified dive masters and instructors who accommodate all levels of skill and expertise as well as teach resort courses and full certification classes.

 

FEATURING

Dives sites 5-10 min from dock

Trips to uninhabited islands

Reefs starting at 35 ft and plunging down to 150 ft for wall dives

 Fully equipped rental equipment for diving and snorkeling

Personalized, full service daily set up, break down and storing of equipment

 

 

ABOUT SALT CAY

How to Get There/Travel Documents

There are several major airlines flying to Providenciales. American Airlines has three flights daily, Air Jamaica, Bahama Air, Delta, US Air, Continental and Jet Blue Jet (offering direct flights from selected cities).  Turks & Caicos is also served by  West Jet, Air Canada and British Airways.
 

Once you get to Provo, the island hopper is Caicos Express Airways with great connecting flights to all major airlines.
 

The island ferry to Grand Turk is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Check with Salt Cay Divers if you are interested in taking the island ferry.

 

There is also a 5 min flight to Salt Cay from Grand Turk on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Caicos Express Airways
direct flight from Provo - 25 minutes

Caicos Express WEBSITE
Email: caicosexpressairways@tciway.tc
 

Visitors from all countries require a passport to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

 

What to Bring


Informality is the watchword. You'll need a hat, sunscreen, your gear, books, bathing suits, shirts and shorts. Bring sturdy shoes and long pants if you plan to hike in the bush. Salt Cay has the least amount of rain, therefore the lease amount of bugs of anywhere in the Turks & Caicos Islands but it's still a good idea to bring bug spray as it is not sold in the local stores.

 

We have a few stores on island but they are very basic so yes, you can bring a cooler with cheese, fruits, vegetables and meats - just tell customs it's for personal use! We have no ATMs or banks, you will need to bring cash for small purchases in the local stores. Some restaurants and bars accept Visa and Mastercard but cash is preferred.

 

 

 

General Information and Location


From early in the 1700's until 1960's, Salt Cay was one of the largest exporters of salt in the world. You can still tour the Salinas (salt ponds) and windmills were the salt was actually produced. Salt Cay has several historical churches and old plantation homes to view, where salt was stored prior to shipping. Being the most remote island, snorkeling and scuba diving is some of the best in the world! We have pristine walls, still teeming with fish and spectacular, colorful corals and sponges. January through March is the migration of the magnificent Humpback Whales.


Salt Cay is considered the "Humpback Whale Headquarters" as the island sits directly in the Columbus Passage where the whales migrate to the Silver Banks. The Salt Cay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. It is 80 miles north of the Dominican Republic, 525 miles southeast of Miami. It is home to 101 friendly souls, rich in heritage and Caribbean culture, plus cows, chickens, a small herd of wild donkeys, and iguanas. The official language is English and the official currency is the US dollar.


Climate and Topography


The island is small (3 square miles), mostly flat, and arid. Temperatures, averaging 83 degrees Fahrenheit, are moderated by the eastern trade winds. The insect population is governed by the amount of rain -- it is never overwhelming. Far better than most Caribbean islands.
 


 

 

For reservations :
Phone: (649) 241-1009
E-mail:
scdivers@tciway.tc

 

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