They are among the top ten destinations in the world for scuba diving, with white beaches such as talcum powder and clear waters populated by the most beautiful tropical fish. Turks and Caicos, an archipelago composed of about forty islands just south of the Bahamas, has become one of the favourite destinations for those looking for a postcard sea, the contact with nature and the relaxed climate. It is said that Christopher Columbus landed there the first time he set foot on earth in the New World. The official sources do not confirm, but the journals of the explorer seem to leave no doubt. First of all the pirates and then the smugglers, these islands were touristically discovered only at the beginning of the Sixties, when the first diving fans started to arrive.