Helping to preserve and protect the TCI environment
Since 2012, the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund has been the lead non-governmental organization for the installation and maintenance of dive boat, snorkel boat and yacht moorings throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR). DECR is the local governmental agency responsible for maintaining the marine protected areas in the TCI as well as all other environmental issues. As of March 2017, we have installed 78 proper sea floor anchors (no more chains wrapped around coral heads!) and mooring lines for dive boat moorings, 16 snorkel boat moorings and 5 yacht moorings - 28 of the dive moorings and all snorkel and yacht moorings are brand new sites.
To see how the sea floor anchors are installed, check out the photos below. A PDF list of all the dive sites around Grace Bay, Pine Cay, NW Point and West Caicos is downloadable at the bottom of this page.
The donations from divers, snorkelers and other visitors to these islands are needed to continue this project, so please help!
The team drilling a hole for a new rock pin anchor
Epoxy holds the rock pin anchor into the rock
Hooking up a new mooring line to a newly installed rock pin anchor
The team installing a heavy duty Helix sand anchor
A newly installed mooring line on a Helix sand anchor