Water Sports

  • Valentine’s Day Surprise March 10, 2017 A special “proposal” on Little Ambergris Cay. Story & Photo By Katie Gutteridge Somehow, the Turks & Caicos Islands have managed to stay quiet in the world of sailing. Cruisers are either fixated on staying in the Bahamas or are racing ahead to get to the Virgin Islands. We always knew, when we bought a sailboat, it ... Read more about this post
  • Taking Back History July 4, 2016 A look at the sport of swimming in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Ben Stubenberg When a slave ship wrecked off the coast of Martinique in 1679, one of the Africans, whose name has been lost to history, managed to escape the sinking vessel. He swam for 60 long hours before reaching shore — an astounding ... Read more about this post
  • Over the Deep Blue Sea March 9, 2016 TCI Sailing Association is a boon to the sailing community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Provo Sailing Club The Turks & Caicos Islands are surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful seas, and sailing is a superb way to enjoy them. There’s something magical about harnessing the wind’s invisible power to fill a sail and ... Read more about this post
  • Sailing Like Johnny Depp March 31, 2015 A day on the water in a former rum runner. By Tim Cotroneo ~ Photos Courtesy Sun Charters It’s not every day you’re given the opportunity to sail on a rum runner in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The mere thought of hopping aboard a 77-foot schooner in the heart of the Caribbean’s bluest waters conjures ... Read more about this post
  • Paddling East September 18, 2014 Adventure is only a few (thousand) strokes away! Story & Photos By John Galleymore I often find myself planning an adventure or trip, during an adventure or trip. Perhaps this is because I have time to think and reflect during these times of solitude and isolation. Admittedly, some of the schemes I find myself planning are quite ... Read more about this post
  • Fitness in the Blue March 21, 2014 Three watersports for getting fit in 2014. By Hope LeVin ~ Photos By Agile LeVin Everyone visiting or living in the Turks & Caicos Islands can take advantage of the surrounding ocean and watersports opportunities available. Regardless of age, we all want to get the most out of our lives, and being fit and in shape ... Read more about this post
  • Hydrotherapy January 3, 2014 Water running in Long Bay offers a “sea” of benefits. By Michael Rosati ~ Photos By Agile LeVin Although my 25+ years spent in, over and under Turks & Caicos ocean may make me biased, the country’s primary appeal, as far as I’m concerned, is her waters. The shining seas here hold some of the most ... Read more about this post
  • Go Fly a Kite! October 9, 2013 Kiteboarding tourism comes to the Turks & Caicos. Story & Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos Kitteboarding The secret’s out . . . the Turks & Caicos Islands are a kiteboarding paradise and the perfect place for a kiteboarding vacation! Recent years have seen a sharp increase in “kiteboard tourism” to the Islands — from experienced riders visiting ... Read more about this post
  • Overhead Firing! June 18, 2013 A rare glimpse of a wild and wonderful sport. Story & Photos By Wes Matweyew Waves in the TCI are as rare as the West Indian Whistling Duck, so when the unusual sound of waves crashing on the beach filled my waking mind, I sat up, wondering, “Is that thunder outside?” It is still dark outside as I ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Splash! June 26, 2012 “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim attracts new and elite swimmers. By Kathy Borsuk Training in a swimming pool can get tedious, dreary and lead to burn-out over time, as many competitive swimmers can attest. Recently, many swimmers have discovered open water swim racing as a way to revive the excitement, especially if done in warm waters. Indeed, ... Read more about this post
  • What’s SUP? June 6, 2011 A stand up paddleboarding adventure in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Hope LeVin (sponsored rider for Big Blue Unlimited, Blue surf shop and Naish) Photos By Agile LeVin The sea is calm as we silently slide our Naish paddleboards into the water. With a laugh that breaks the silence, we stand up and paddle away. We are ... Read more about this post
  • Walkin’ on Water September 1, 2006 TCI’s watersports repertoire now includes skiing, riding, flying and footin’. Story by Doug Camozzi and J.P. Fidelle, Nautique Sports In Biblical times, the supernatural feat of walking on water was done ever-so-gracefully – with no assistance from a boat with a 200 horsepower outboard engine or even the power of the wind! These days, watercraft and sails ... Read more about this post
  • New Approaches, New Discoveries January 1, 2005 By Pete T. Sinelli, M.A. Archaeologists have been excavating prehistoric Indian sites in the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 30 years. Through the efforts of researchers like Shaun Sullivan, William Keegan, Betsy Carlson, Brian Riggs and Sharyn Jones O’Day, we now know a great deal about the lifeways and culture of the native Lucayan people ... Read more about this post
  • Free Falling January 1, 2003 Story by John Garvin, O2 Technical Diving Photos by Philip Shearer, Big Blue Unlimited “Does anyone know of any technical diving facilities in the Turks & Caicos Islands?” The e-mail managed to stay in my In box for less than a minute before I replied with a resounding “Yes!” Little did I know that this reply would ... Read more about this post
  • 225 Feet Into Cottage Pond April 1, 2002 By Mark Parrish, Big Blue Unlimited Intrepid cave diving team John Garvin, Mark Parrish and James Hurley are exploring the underwater cave systems found scattered throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands. One of the most impressive subterranean waterways found so far has been a Blue Hole in North Caicos known as Cottage Pond. In October 2001, an attempt ... Read more about this post

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