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Smith's Reef, Turks and Caicos

#6 of 17 in Nature in Turks and Caicos
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Reef
Teeming with a rich and diverse population of sea life, the underwater sanctuary of Smith's Reef caters for all snorkeling abilities. Encounter the reef from the north, east, or west access points, with deeper water in the west to central zones boasting the most impressive reef. Across several coral heads, discover large shoals of colorful fish, majestic stingrays, stalk eyed lobsters, and everyone’s favourite--sea turtles, playing in and around the reef. The eastern side of the reef is most popular with beginners and children, due to its close proximity to the beach and its calm, shallower waters. Use our Providenciales trip itinerary maker to add Smith's Reef and other attractions to your Providenciales vacation plans.
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  • We have snorkeled extensively all over the world and while the coral here is nothing to write home about, the number of rays and turtles we saw on 3 different visits there made up for it. It took us.....  more »
  • Very enjoyable snorkeling, right off the beach at Turtle Cove. Easy sandy entry between the rocks. If you stay at this location and snorkel frequently, however, you may notice that some days have an.....  more »
  • Beautiful reef if you know where to find it. There are no signs and indicators for where the reef is so you can be swimming for hours unless a local or someone who found it tells you where to go. Otherwise, amazing!!!
  • Short swim to beautiful reef for great snorkeling. One of the few free things to do and better than any of the snorkel trips we paid for.

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