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W.E. wreck in location waiting to be sunk. Photo courtesy Chloe Zimmerman.

 
   

TURKS and CAICOS                             Eastern Caribbean
Located at the southern tip of the Bahamas are the Turks and Caicos
Islands. This group of islands consists of eight large and 40 smaller islands.
Grand Turk and Salt Cay, the main islands in the Turks, are separated from
the Caicos by "Turks Island Passage", a deep channel 20 miles wide and
over 6,000 feet deep. The Caicos' main islands are North Caicos, South Caicos,
West Caicos, East Caicos, Grand Caicos and Providenciales and are all located
to the northeast of the Turks. Many of the small islands and cays in this
area are uninhabited, The waters around each island are pristine, warm, and
clear. The area has been described as a photographer's paradise.

For more information about Turks and Caicos visit the Turks and Caicos Board of Tourism’s official website – www.turksandcaicostourism.com

 

AIRPLANE
The Airplane wreck is located off South Caicos. She was a DC-3 that had
been confiscated by the government when illegal drugs were found hidden
in her cargo holds.
The Airplane is now resting in 50 feet of water, 30 to 40 feet from the
edge of a wall. Her remains are broken up and scattered, but divers will
recognize her fuselage which is still intact enough to be swim through.
This site is home to a wide assortment of tropical fish.

FREIGHTER
This vessel, also known as the W.E. wreck, is approximately 110 feet long
and weighs about 100 tons. She was sunk during the summer of 1988 by
Tony Felgate and Art Pickering, local dive operators. The ship had been
left rusting away on the beach for about ten years. Tony pulled her off the
beach and towed her offshore where he had a few holes smashed through
her hull.

As divers descend, they will reach the beginning of a canyon in 50 feet of
water. By following this canyon down, divers will be lead to the Freighter's
bow which sits in 110 feet. The ship's wheel house sits in 140 feet of
water while her engine room is in 165 feet. Close by the Freighter wreck
lies the Southwind.

SOUTHWIND
The Southwind was a 175 foot long, steel hulled island freighter. The vessel
was confiscated in 1982 after authorities discovered she was being used to
smuggle drugs. She was then sunk off North Provo in order to make an
artificial reef.

The ships remains are very smashed up and scattered, leaving us few clues
as to the shape they once held. The Southwind lies in 55 feet of water off
the island of Provo, and is home to about 15 very tame groupers.
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