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Columbus Landfall National Park

Grand Turk
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Grand Turk
Type: National Parks, Reefs
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Scuba diving
Description: Underwater park great for scuba diving, populated by lots of beautiful and exotic fish.
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Not much to see and not even the place Columbus landed according to most scholars. Save your time and just hang out down at Jack's Shack....

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a pretty big area (I might be wrong, but it seems to stretch from the Cruise Ship area down quite a ways) but there are a series of nice turn-offs with great beaches.

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New Delhi, India
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384 reviews 384 reviews
236 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Historically Columbus is supposed to have landed on the Grand Turk Island in his quest for the New World. In view of this it is called the Columbus Landfall National Park.

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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stopped here on a jeep trip around the island. We enjoyed the beach and the snorkeling off the beach

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Columbus Landfall National Park is all around the island. The locals respect the water, reef and fish without question. Unfortunately on land they do not share quite the same respect of their surroundings. They were absolutely incredible people and great to talk to and share recipees. However, I really wanted to help clean the area a bit. Next trip will... More

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Grand Turk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Columbus Landfall National is a protected marine sanctuary, with a 7000 foot wall playing the starring role for divers, anyone who appreciates the natural environment, The Turks & Caicos Islands has the third longest barrier coral reef system in the world, Grand Turk, its Capitol, hosts myriad colourful fishes, corals, turtles, wrecks as well as a centuries old town that's... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Dont waste your time. There is nothing there but the beach with homeless bums and shady people walking around

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Grand Turk
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The quality of the diving is superb. Water is crystal clear. The wall goes down in terraces with great coral displays and larger fish species and coral galore. If you enjoy great wall diving you have a treasure trove of excellent sites to explore in this stunning natural wonder of the undersea world.

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Bozeman, MT
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We were diving along the wall running along Grand Turk; the corals and fish life were in good shape. The beach was clean.

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Caribbean
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Bohio dive resport is on ghe beach. Great sand, great swimming. You can swim out to the reefs as I have done several times and snorkel for ages.

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