Big Sand Cay Snorkeling

The 29th most popular snorkel dive spot in Turks And Caicos.

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South of Grand Turk, the snorkeling at Big Sand Cay offers clear waters among coral heads. It is also known as Great Sand Cay and has the highest level of protection as a statutory sanctuary. This area is very popular with hawksbill turtles and green sea turtles. It is located 6 miles south of Salt Cay, and it is accessible by boat only from Salt Cay.

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.

Overall, Big Sand Cay is the 29th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Big Sand Cay including Gibbs Cay, Salt Cay, The Wall, The Library, Old Pier / South Dock and Pillary Beach.


Local Contact(s):  Salt Cay Divers 649-241-1009; 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.

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Article Source:   Best Big Sand Cay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  21.203772, -71.248314

Date Published:  11/16/2016

Date Updated:  10/20/2017

ID:  25050

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