Turks and Caicos
In the islands of the Turks & Caicos, expansive undersea plateaus end in coral-dense cliff faces that drop abruptly from the shallows to depths of a mile or more. This is the land of the multi-level profile, where bottom times culminate with extended stays in sunlight shallows. To complete the picture, add in consistently stellar water clarity, a smattering of historic and modern wrecks, and thousands of acres of coral heads and shallow reefs. Beachfront resorts on the island of Providenciales offer a full range of perks and indulgences; liveaboards cruise to remote and pristine reefs; and Grand Turk provides a step back in time.