diving & snorkelling
With a barrier reef that runs the length of the island’s 27-kilometre (17-mile) northeast coast, Providenciales offers a host of exceptional dive sites. Amanyara utilises the services of a professional dive operation, which offers an array of diving options as well as Padi-certified diving courses for all levels.
Located directly in front of the resort, approximately 500 metres (1,640 feet) from the beach, are the remarkable coral reef walls of the Northwest Point Marine National Park. This eight-kilometre (five-mile) fringing reef system that runs parallel to the coastline is dominated by boulder star coral, elkhorn coral and gorgonians of various species that are home to schooling fish, turtles, spotted eagle rays and much more.
All dive sites in Northwest Point Marine National Park are, weatherpermitting, a three- to eight-minute boat ride from Amanyara’s beach. In slightly rougher water conditions, guests scuba diving in Turks and Caicos will be driven to a south side dock approximately 40 minutes away to board the dive boat. West Caicos, French Cay and Sandbore Channel offer additional dive sites.
Snorkelling can be enjoyed just off the beach at Amanyara. The sandy bottom declines gradually until the reef wall falls away dramatically to 2,100 metres (6,888 feet). Snorkelling equipment is available, and instruction is offered to novices. A complimentary snorkelling trip departs daily from the beach (weather permitting).