For the diving enthusiast, the world is truly their oyster. With some marvellous dive sites peppered across continents, diving enthusiasts are spoiled for choice. For those living in or visiting Australia, S. S. Yongala Wreck is one of the most well known dive site that includes a steamer that sunk during a cyclone in1911. The Wreck is now home to turtles, sea snakes and even Tiger Sharks. In the Sipadan Islands, divers will be able to witness a shoal of Barracudas at the informatively named Barracuda Point while North Horn on the Osprey Reef is an excellent site to witness an array of Shark species. Experienced divers who have taken refuge at luxury resorts in the Caribbean will bear witness of the unsurpassable memories Turks and Caicos Island in the Bahamas will offer its visitors. Given that the Islands are home to one of the largest coral reefs in the world, this honour comes as no surprise.
A British Overseas Territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands is home to Providenciales. Provo, as it is fondly known, boasts of the beautiful Grace Bay and is one of the most developed islands. As one travels towards the Northern tip of Providenciales, they will come across the Caicos Conch Farm and Island Sea Centre which is only 15 minutes from Parrot Cay by COMO by car. This Island Sea Centre is home to the only commercial conch farm in the world and supplies Caribbean Queen conchs, a well known and popular food that is enjoyed in the region.
Those visiting the Conch Farm will be able to enlist in a guided tour and learn the operations of the Farm. Tourists will be able to observe the lifestyle of the Caribbean Queen Conch from the time they hatch to the time they are harvested while also meeting two trained Conchs.
Learning about Conchs when in the Caribbean would provide an insight into one of its major food sources and touring the Caicos Conch Farm is undoubtedly a unique experience to avail in the Caribbean.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.