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Whale Watching Between January and late March, the migra-tion of humpback whales marks one of the most phenomenal natural events to pass by the TCI shores. Travelling directly through the 22-mile wide Turks Island Passage separat-ing the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands, sightings are most often off Grand Turk and Salt Cay, but whales have been seen off Providenciales. Whale watching tours allow you to watch the whales up close, and if cir-cumstances permit (but not guaranteed), the rare chance to snorkel with them. Snuba Diving for beginners: There’s a sport on island called Snuba that’s related to its counterpart, scuba diving. However, with Snuba, the individual is not self contained, but the tank floats on a raft at the surface. Certification isn’t needed, and you can enjoy Snuba from the beach or from a boat. As a Snuba participant you’ll be one of a small group exploring Provo’s fascinat-ing Bight Reef on the north shore. The reef is teeming with sea life, including turtles, rays, and countless colourful fish. Snuba boat tours are available to our wild and isolated neighbouring cays. Snuba is absolutely perfect for the family who wants to try something entirely new, avail-able to ages eight and older. DSD -Discover Scuba Diving Booking a Discover Scuba Diving course (DSD), or a resort course, is a simple mat-ter. Just contact a PADI dive shop while you’re here. Regardless of your physical condition, a qualified instructor can teach almost anyone to dive. The DSD course can be conducted in a pool, off the beach or from a dive boat. It’s a great way to dip your toe into the proverbial water of the sport without a huge commitment. You’re taught theory and practical exercises on how to breathe under water and with the DSD being a PADI approved course, it can be counted towards your certification, should you choose to continue on to the Open Water Diver course. During a DSD course you spend the first part of the day by the pool learning theory and important technical details. You’ll also learn useful signals for things like “My ear hurts” and “I’ve run out of air.” (Be Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB 2017/2018 • • • • • 67

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