Providenciales, Turks & Caicos is around 12 hours flying time via Antigua and departs twice a week (Thurs & Sun)
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. There are even historic shipwrecks at Molasses Reef.
Covid Travel Information
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All visitors aged 18 and above are required to be double vaccinated on arrival and at least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of an approved vaccine. Proof of vaccination is required. Unvaccinated visitors can only enter TCI if they are unable to take a COVID-19 vaccination on medical grounds and must have a letter attesting to this signed by a doctor or GP. There are no other exceptions, including if you have already had COVID-19.
All visitors aged 18 and above will need to provide evidence of double vaccination against COVID-19 on arrival to the TCI. At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine and the vaccine must be approved by the TCI Ministry of Health.
There is no testing or quarantine requirement on arrival. Visitors are however, fully responsible for the cost of quarantine/isolation, hospitalisation or medical repatriation in the event they test positive during their stay
The Turks and Caicos Islands will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies.
From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.
It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 13 SEP 2022
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.
For the 2020 winter season (Oct onwards) flights will route from London to Antigua and onto Turks & Caicos twice a week (Thurs & Sun).
We are not offering transit via the USA for the winter 2020/21 season.
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 our preferred flight routing stops in Antigua, you can partner your Turks & Caicos holiday with a stay at Sandals Grande Antigua (min stay 7 nights). Talk to your travel consultant for more info. We are not offering transit via the USA for the winter 2020/21 season.
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry to Turks & Caicos. Please ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. if your flights transit through the USA, you MUST have a valid ESTA or visa before travel. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Previous travel to certain countries (eg Cuba, Sudan) will exclude you from the ESTA programme and you will need to apply for a visa before travel. 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
Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other 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 staff 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 holiday package. A representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport.
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 in the morning. 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 30% of your liveabaord package. Additional payments maybe required to secure your flights. 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. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX.
All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge.
Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.
We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.
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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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 $200, 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.