Dive Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos with Salt Cay Divers
Cast yourself adrift in the old Caribbean! Dive Salt Cay Divers offering frontier diving for all levels of expertise and abilities under leisurely, informal conditions. Dive pristine, close-in walls, reefs, caves populated by healthy, abundant coral, sponges and fish. Explore an unsalvaged 18th Century shipwreck.
Go nose-to-nose with a sleepy nurse shark. Pet a grouper. Listen to the songs of the migrating humpback whales (don't forget to breathe!). Bring up some conch and lobster for dinner. Then check out the nightlife -- underwater!
Owners and managers Ollie Been and Debbie Manos have made your personal comfort and safety their top priority. We have a fully equipped dive shop for your convenience Our PADI-certified divemasters and instructors can accommodate all levels of skill and expertise as well as teach resort courses and full certification classes.
Dive Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos
Salt Cay is considered the "Whale Headquarters" from January to March each year. The little cay is directly in front of Columbus Passage where the Atlantic humpbacks migrate to the Silver Banks, between the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Dominican Republic, to calve & mate.
When scuba diving and snorkeling you can hear the mesmerizing sounds from the Humpbacks. The beautiful songs assist them with their navigational skills.
Snorkeling with these huge whales during frequent "in-water encounters" is truly an awe inspiring experience. You can get an excellent view from the boat if you don't want to get in the water with them. Salt Cay is one of the last places in the world where you can actually swim with these magnificent creatures.
When I went there 20 years ago it was a mixed bag. The place was pretty rustic and the place we stayed was a communal building and islanders who lived there would come in and watch tv in the middle of the night (not good). Not fancy but nice enough.
You can dive as much as your body can handle. The dive boat was an old WW2 beach landing drop front boat. The food was excellent, The dives were awesome pristine beautiful dives, day and night. The coral stalks were all unbroken from fishing nets so some were 20ft or more tall. Not much to do on land.
The island is an 17th century salt farm and all the trees were cut down. There is a little history to see. There is a fancy place on the other side of the island but don't know the name. We were not there during whale migration unfortunately. Some of the best diving I have encountered tho. After this amount of time I suspect he has made many changes... Worth the experience!