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Reef Divers

East Bay Resort, South Caicos
hawksbill turtle on the reef
Hawksbill Turtle on the Caicos Barrier reef. Photo by Reef Divers.

Reef Divers is a full service scuba diving operator, based at the East Bay Resort on South Caicos. The company is the sole diver operator on South Caicos, and likewise the only company regularly visiting the spectacular reefs off South Caicos, East Caicos, and Ambergris Cay. Reef Divers has a team of PADI and SSI certified dive professionals, and is dedicated to ensuring the safety of divers and protecting the environment, while providing memorable diving adventures and exclusive valet diving services.

Reef Divers offers daily diving to many excellent dive sites on the eastern side of the Caicos Islands, as well as scuba diving instruction and courses, equipment rental, and snorkeling charters. The site most frequented by Reef Divers are those in the incredible Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park, which is right at the doorstep of the dive shop. Upon special request, it’s also possible to visit the shear walls of Grand Turk, or the more remote and majestic reef of East Caicos and Philips Reef.

To book, contact Laura at laura.quijano@eastbayresort.com or Neil at neil.george@eastbayresort.com for more information and reservations.

Snorkeling Charters

South Caicos is exceptional for diving, and it’s no surprise that it’s likewise a great place for snorkeling. More so than the other Caicos Islands, the waters around South Caicos, East Caicos, Long Cay, and Ambergris Cay are excellent for spotting the larger sea creatures, such as eagle rays, stingrays, manta rays, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, and lemon sharks. Coral and reef structure is also vibrant and varied.

Snorkeling charters can be tailored to guest wishes, as there’s a wealth of interesting snorkeling sites. The water off of cays including Long Cay, Six Hills Cay, and Fish Cay typically offer excellent visibility and calm conditions, and the bay and barrier reef locations have bright sea fans, hard corals, and numbers of colorful reef fish. The wide array of sites provide endless opportunities for underwater exploring.

Lessons and Equipment

Sea sponge and scuba diver
Exploring the reefs of the Turks and Caicos with Reef Divers. Interesting and vibrant soft and hard corals can be found across the extensive Caicos Islands barrier reef.

As both a PADI and SSI instructional facility, Reef Divers offers a wide variety of classes, which are available with arrangement in advance. A complete novice can try scuba diving in just one day with a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) course. A half day of training in the pool and a quick quiz will allow you to get out to the big blue with an instructor and experience scuba diving. A popular path to completing an Open Water Certification is to begin training with a local dive shop in your hometown and complete your open water dives with Reef Divers. On successful completion of 4 dives, which usually takes around 2 days, you will become a certified Open Water Diver and can enjoy scuba diving for the remainder of your vacation. A diver can also develop their diving skills with Reef Divers as they offer a range of specialty courses. Nitrox is available.

Reef Divers operates custom Newton dive boats, with 42’ to 46’ length vessels with 16’ beams, which are safe, stable, comfortable, and spacious.

In addition to daily boat scuba diving trips, Reef Divers also offers, historical tours, watersports rentals, bicycle rentals and more.

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Located at East Bay Resort

East Bay Resort features 86 modern ocean-front suites featuring breathtaking views of the white beach and turquoise water. A range of water sports and activities are offered, including kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing and kiteboarding. More about East Bay Resort →