Best Sunday Service Snorkeling

The 16th most popular snorkel dive spot in Turks And Caicos.

  West Caicos, Turks And Caicos


  May 29, 2017

Southwest of Providenciales off West Caicos, the snorkeling at Sunday Service is known for small coves harbouring turtles and sharks. The 15 foot deep waters have huge elkhorn coral formations with several types of sea fans. There are loggerhead turtles, nurse sharks, lemon sharks and the occasional bull shark coming around from the southern tip of the island. Of course, while snorkeling you’ll see the usual suspects including parrotfish, wrasse, tangs, butterflyfish, trumpetfish and barracuda.

The Sunday Service snorkeling dive site is located off the southwest shore of West Caicos. The entire west coast of West Caicos is with in the West Caicos Marine National Park. The west coast has a fringing reef no more than 300-450 feet offshore. The waters are usually calm and are known to be home to pods of dolphins.

To reach the snorkeling on Turks and Caicos by air, fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) located in the middle of the island. The island of West Caicos can be reached from Providenciales only by charter snorkeling tour boat or by live-aboard boat out of the southside marinas of Provo. There is no inter-island flights or ferry boat service presently to West Caicos. When thinking about booking a snorkel tour out to the West Caicos area, keep in mind that they tend to be quite unreliable and may cancel for a variety of reasons including insufficient bookings, weather, surf and boat maintenance issues. The odds of a trip actually going are about 50-percent, so book early in your trip and often. In addition, the boat tour companies will not commit to any given dive site until you are actually on the boat.

Overall, Sunday Service is the 16th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Sunday Service including Molasses Reef, French Cay, Virgin Reef and Sand Dollar Bay.

Local Contacts:  Turks And Caicos Tourist Board (649) 946-2321; Caicos Adventures (649) 941-3346.

Best Season:  Nov. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  21.633016, -72.480719

Date Published:  1/6/2012

Date Updated:  5/29/2017

ID:  24402

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