Scuba diving trips around the world: tips

The Maldives and the Barrier Reef are famous scuba spots, but here are some less obvious places for wrecks, weird fish and top diving companies

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: where to dive, snorkel and stay

As David Attenborough’s new three-part reef documentary begins, here’s our guide to exploring the world’s largest living structure and its Australian coast, from scuba diving trips to rainforest excursions – plus the best places to stay

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.