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Sail A TABEYRA “The Residents’ Choice” SAILING SNORKELLING & ISLAND HOPPING Half Day • Full Day Sunset Tours assured this is incredibly rare and should never really happen, but still a good signal to learn.) Once you have the signals, you don your gear and jump in the pool. Normal equipment consists of: a wet-suit, a Buoyancy Control Device (or BCD, which is a vest you inflate and deflate via a couple of buttons. It’s a flotation device on the surface and a buoyancy control device as you’re diving), mask, snorkel, fins, a weight belt, an air gauge and compass, and the all-important tanks and regulator. The bonus of the DSD course is it includes a beautiful boat ride in paradise. In the same vein, not every site is suitable for a DSD course as you are limited to a 40-ft. descent depth. If you have your heart set on a wall dive, you can complete your full certification in a few days and be ready to go. We advise contacting a dive operator before you hit the island to get started with book work online. 6,000 ft. (2.1 km), ‘the wall’ forms an underwater cliff and along with it, coral walls and sea life in abundance. The TCI has world-class wall diving. Ask your concierge for more information on certi-fication and dive excursions, or contact your nearest dive operator. Snorkelling Snorkelling is the all-rounder of island activities. Suitable for all ages, the warm, shallow waters allow coral reefs to flourish just metres off the shore. Sunbathe and snorkel simultaneously, at multiple loca-tions. Kiteboarding sailatabeyra.com 649.231.0624 JOIN OUR FUN SAFARI LAND TOURS! DAY TOUR -MON-SAT 9am to 2pm Pelican Beach / Conch Farm / Long Bay Beach / The Hole / Blue Mountain Da Conch Shack, Seafood Platter incl. / Sapodilla Bay / Adults $135. This sport exploded on the Providenciales scene years ago and now, the waters off Long Bay Beach have become a Mecca for boarders from across the globe. Usually a kite from 9-12 metres, is attached to a har-ness worn around the waist, with two feet strapped onto a board. Wind propels the When 25-30 ft. shallows surrounding the kite, which in turn, propels you. A variety of TCI banks suddenly drop to around kite sizes means you can board with next to no wind, or very high wind, depending on your level and confidence. Several water-sport businesses offer lessons for all levels on Long Bay Beach. Scuba Diving Sailing For novices and sailors, the most peaceful way to explore the cays and deserted beaches of the TCI is from a comfortable seat aboard a sailing yacht. Cruising multi-hulls are available for hire and private charter daily. Whether your entire family wants to go, or just you and your partner are looking for a romantic sunset, one of our sailing charter companies will have a package for you. Most sailing companies provide snorkel gear and some beverages and snacks. On a private cruise you can expect something more elaborate, so if you are looking for a unique experience, check out sailing charters. Not an armchair sailor? Rent a Hobie Cat and take in the action on Grace Bay. These sporty, little, unsinkable catamaran sailboats are quick, responsive and easy to sail. You can take lessons if you wish; most get the hang of it in one to three hours of instruction, or give it a go on your own. Depending on the size, they can handle up to four persons. The boomless mainsail makes it a lot safer for novices. Many of the resorts along Grace SUNSET TOUR -6 days / 4 hours Pelican Beach / Long Bay / The Hole / Blue Mountain / Da Conch Shack, Seafood Platter incl. / Sapodilla Bay Sunset / Adults $100. FISH FRY THURSDAY -5 to 9pm The Hole / Blue Mountain / Sapodilla Bay Fish Fry, Seafood Platter incl. Adults $120. Private Tours 8 for up to Call for Details ALL TOURS PICK-UP & DROP OFF AT YOUR RESORT www.tcisafaritours.com • Call 649.343.8688 68 • • • • • NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB 2017/2018 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

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