Providenciales, Turks & Caicos is around 12 hours flying time, however flights usually require an overnight stop en route.
Showered with blazing sunshine all year-round, the Turks and Caicos lure divers to come and experience this world class dive destination for themselves. Thrilling wall diving and pelagics are what await here. If you want to dive somewhere off the beaten track in the Caribbean then make a liveaboard in Turks & Caicos your next Scuba Travel holiday.
Weather and Climate
The average temperature on the Turks and Caicos ranges between 29°-32°C between June and October. Late summer month can be even warmer. Between November and May the air temperature is cooler, averaging 27°-29°C. There's a fairly constant trade wind, keeping conditions comfortable and cool. Water temps in the winter months are between 23-26, increasing to 27-29 in the summer.
Flights to Turks & Caicos are usually via the States, and often require a night en route in at least 1 direction. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or to transit through the USA.
We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.
If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Providenciales, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
As you are transiting through the States, we are able to arrange a stop over en route. The most popular options are Miami or New York
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry. to Turks & Caicos You must have a valid ESTA before travel or to transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.
We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation.
Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world.
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think.
What happens when I arrive?
Guests arriving at Provo international airport by a crew member in uniform who will have a sign. Our representative will be just outside at the international arrivals area. Baggage handlers may offer to help for a fee. It can take over an hour for everyone to clear customs.
If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard package. A representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat.
If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Provo, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost
You will depart for the Provo airport at approximately 8 a.m. The departure tax is approx US$20, which can be paid only in US dollars or with a credit/ debit card.
Friday dinner is not included in your cruise - the crew will make recommendations and reservations
On board payments can be made in USD or with mastercard, visa and American Express
No internet on board - phone coverage can be patchy
Plugs and electricity
Electrical outlets onboard are standard US 110 volt.
Please prebook - a full price list available on request
Please prebook - a full price list available on request
The boat has a small on board boutique
Nitrox for the week costs $150
Deposits and Balances
A typical deposit for Turks and Caicos Explorer will be £1000. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.
Ways to pay
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
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Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices
Onboard you have 7 nights on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cabin upgrades available - plus social servings of alcohol and soft drinks. Friday dinner is not included in your cruise.
A 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included with up to 5 dives a day (except first and last day)
Transfers cannot be prepaid in Turks & Caicos. We will pre-book a transfer taxi for you but this needs to be paid for locally (approx $45)
This holiday excludes international flights to Providenciales PLS.
To pay locally are the departure tax, fuel surcharge $80, port fees $95, nitrox $150, optional land tours, kit hire and any on board souvenirs.
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.