Old Pier / South Dock Snorkeling

The 13th most popular snorkel dive spot in Turks And Caicos.

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South of Cockburn Town off the west coast of Grand Turk, the snorkeling at the old pier off the south dock has diverse marine life. The boat or shore accessed snorkeling dive site around the old steel pier has waters from 10 feet to 25 feet deep. While snorkeling, you may encounter southern stingrays, peacock flounder, octopus, sea horses, and frogfish.

Grand Turk is located 70 miles southeast of Providenciales and there is no public ferry service.To reach the snorkeling on Turks and Caicos by air, fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) located in the middle of the island. To reach Grand Turk from Providenciales, you will need to fly on a domestic airline into Grand Turk McCartney airport (GDT) which takes about 30 minutes. The two inter-island airlines serving Grand Turk are interCaribbean and Caicos Express Airways. TIP - Grand Turk island is very popular with cruise ships that deposit several hundred thousand visitors a year, so plan your days on Grand Turk to avoid these invasions.

Overall, Old Pier / South Dock is the 13th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Old Pier / South Dock including Gibbs Cay, Salt Cay, The Wall, The Library, Pillary Beach and Governors Beach.


Local Contact(s):  Oasis Divers (649) 946-1128; Blue Water Divers (649) 946-2432; Papa J Tours (649) 231-0400; Turks And Caicos Tourist Board (649) 946-2321.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Recommended Map:  "Turks/Caicos Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Nov. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Manta House; Salt Raker Inn, Grand Turk (649) 946-2260

Luxury Loding:  Bohio Dive Resort (649) 946 2135; Osprey Beach Hotel (649) 946-2260; Grand Turk Inn (649) 946-2827

Breakfast Restaurant:  Courtyard Cafe

Reference Source:  click here http://www.visittci.com/

Article Source:   Best Old Pier / South Dock Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24403

GPS:  21.43423, -71.149419

Date Published:  1/13/2012

Date Updated:  9/25/2016

ID:  24403

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