1. SWIM WITH GIANTS From December through April, the waters off Grand Turk and Salt Cay host migrating humpback whales. Half-day trips regularly deliver heart-pounding, up-close encounters: oasisdivers.com
2. PERFECT BACKDROP Visibility in TCI averages 100 feet on wall dives such as Amphitheater and Rolling Hills, where stingray and nurse shark sightings are common.
3. SALTY SWEET Surprise your palate with Chef Wolfgang Von Wieser’s creative salts at Anacaona restaurant: Try the chocolate salt atop the chocolate gourmandize: gracebayresorts.com
4. TO THE ABYSS At the Crack, a giant swim-through draped in sea whips and wire corals leads to the wall that plummets 6,000 feet.
5. LOCAL FLAVOR Come to Da Conch Shack, on Provo, for fresh conch fritters, ceviche and coconut stew. Sample the special aphrodisiac not on the menu, if you dare: daconchshack.com
6. RESIDENT FISH Meet the resident goliath grouper named Grayson at Boat Cove, a vertiginous wall dive off the west coast of West Caicos.
7. HIDEY HOLES Scour the crevices at Driveway, along West Caicos, where eels, nurse sharks and turtles nest.
8. WHAT’S UP Appreciate the visibility in a new way with a stand-up paddleboard tour of the Provo coastline and mangroves: bigblue.tc
9. HIGH FLYING A helicopter tour is the best way to photograph remote, unspoiled stretches, including 40 cays: tcihelicopters.tc
10. ANIMAL HOUSE At quirky Island Thyme bar on Salt Cay, watch fellow patrons attempt to gain entry by imitating animals as decided by bar owner Porter Williams: islandthyme.tc
For more info, visit Sport Diver's Turks & Caicos destination overview page.