Turks and Caicos Islands, Diving

According to the Turks and Caicos National Museum here in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk the reef system around the islands is the third largest in the world. The caravel that hit the reef in 1513 and is now known as the Molasses Reef wreck, was several miles out to sea and yet lies in 15 feet of water. This contrasts sharply with the seabed between South Caicos and Grand Turk, which plunges to 7,000 feet. This explains the number of diving outfits here in Cockburn Town.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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