South Caicos, South Caicos

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#8 of 17 in Nature in Turks and Caicos
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South Caicos is the seventh-largest island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, with a land area of 21.2 square kilometres (8.2 square miles). South Caicos is known for excellent fishing, both deep-sea and bone fishing, and scuba diving. South Caicos was formerly a salt exporter, the island still hosts a network of salt pans as a reminder of the industry. Today, the island's main income is derived from small-scale commercial fishing.

The School for Field Studies, a global nonprofit, accredited by the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, has established a well-regarded Center for Marine Resource Studies in Cockburn Harbour. The Centre's research focuses on marine ecology and natural resource management. The island hosts an Annual South Caicos Regatta, a large celebration that features parties, boat races, and other games. Though there is some real estate development, tourism is, currently, virtually nonexistent on South Caicos.

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  • It's my first time in South caicos it's a mazing place to visit advice people just go you will never regret the experience you will have. its incredible East bay resort it's brilliant...  more »
  • South Caicos was the perfect destination for our wedding and active, island adventure. My husband and I spent the first two days of our trip enjoying Sailrock's beaches and amenities and getting to...  more »
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  • Friendly people great island food and you can walk most places.
  • amazing diving. Pristine dive sites with visibility of 100 feet or greater. Normally water temperature is in Upper 70s middle 80s. Very pleasant.

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