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Under the Sea

The Turks & Caicos Islands are positioned on two large limestone plateaus with shallow banks in the center and surrounded by deep offshore waters that serve as major transit points for Humpback Whales, spotted Eagle rays, Manta Rays, Turtles and much more marine life.

A pristine coral reef circles the islands and supports countless species of tropical fish and invertebrates. The islands owe their spectacularly crystalline waters and alabaster sand beaches to their limestone origins.

An annual highlight is the migration of the North Atlantic Humpback Whale beginning off the coast of Newfoundland and ending at the Silver Banks located to the north of the Dominican Republic. The majestic humpback whales arrive in Turks & Caicos cruising along the reef wall just off of Amanyara in late December and return from their mating grounds in mid-March.