Israel is a very popular destination for those who enjoy art, culture and history as it has the highest density of museums in the world….
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With just 173 kilometers of coastline stretching from point San Agustin in Davao Oriental to the north to Don Marcelino in Davao del Sur on the South, the Davao Gulf is home to numerous marine mammals, sea turtles, pelagic fishes, coral reefs and countless other denizens of the deep.
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Puerto Rico is not a popular diving destination like some of its Caribbean neighbors but I had never been there and it is always great to get the opportunity to explore a new destination.
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Jabuka lies some 70 km northwest of the island of Vis, off the coast of Dalmatia in Southern Croatia.
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Situated 110 miles north of Caracas and 100 miles east of Bonaire, the isolated archipelago of Los Roques is the Caribbean’s is an ideal place for a true diving adventure.
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Mallorca is known to have some prehistoric caves on offer as well and is known as a location for technical diving.
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Brazil was high on my list as far as exotic destinations go and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the mysterious island of Fernando de Noronha as part of our trip.
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Baikal is a beautiful lake located in the South-Eastern part of Siberia. It is the deepest freshwater lake on the earth and the largest reservoir of fresh surface water.
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Diving in Russia is great.
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Aloha! Oahu – The main island – the one with Honolulu, Waikiki, and Pearl Harbor is known to the ancient Hawaiians as “The Gathering Place”.
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Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south, and has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.
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Of all the islands in the Canary Archipelago, El Hierro is perhaps the least known. This “seventh island” has always remained on the sidelines of the comings and goings of tourists, to the great satisfaction of those who love it and wish it will always stay exactly as it is.
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Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the Northern Antilles, St. Barthelemy, popularly knows as St.Barths is a small island that manages to combine the best of everything.
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Glover’s Reef is the southernmost of Belize’s atolls, and one of the best developed in the Caribbean.
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Although it is only possible to snorkel at Rurutu, the whale watching experiences in the area add an extra element of excitement!
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An awesome sight, scubadiving with a whale mother and its young… Experience diving with the Eubalanea Australis or Southern Right whales in Puerto Piramide on the Peninsula Valdes, Argentina.
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Diving in Argentina is great.
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South Africa is not only a great destination for spotting the so called “big five” like lions, leopards and elephants, it is also THE place to encounter the Great White.
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More than 200 of Eritrea ’s islands belong to the Dahlak archipelago with a great opportunity for scuba diving.
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Large and exciting pelagic encounters are what it’s all about in Azores, where many flock to dive with sharks and look out for whales.
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Diving in Portugal is great.
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Go diving (or bucear as they say in Spain) in the heart of the national park of Cap de Creus in Spain just off the coast of Cadaqués.
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Go to Exmouth and swim with the largest fish in the ocean! From March to June each year the Whale Sharks converge on the nutrient rich waters of the Ningaloo Reef.
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Diving almost like it used to be in the old days before mass dive tourism hit the Red Sea.
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Lake Malawi, Malawi, Afrika Each of us carries the memory of a special place. A special time. To a fortunate few it is time spent…
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The island of Dominica is famous for whale watching at all times of the year. Underwater, divers can expect a wide variety of marine life swimming through interesting underwater landscapes. This is definitely one to add to the diving list, especially for whale enthusiasts!
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The world’s richest reefs are located in Papua Barat/West Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya. This area is part of Indonesia, and shares the main island of Papua with neighboring Papua New Guinea.
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Heron Island is the perfect base for exploring the crystal clear waters of the Australian Great Barrier Reef.
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Juneau, Alaska is located at the end of what Alaskans call the Panhandle, the southern most part of Alaska that stretches down from the main Northern area of Alaska.
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The warm, clear waters of this untouched paradise are host to a variety of world famous wrecks and beautiful coral reefs teeming with marine life.
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Althought the water is cold, locals divers flock to the islands as often as they can. It is a truly beautiful area both topside as well as underwater and there are plenty of dive sites to choose from. One of them is Anacapa Island.
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Mikomoto is not only famous for hammerhead sharks but for its entire marine species diversity and abundance.
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Alaska is full of natural beauty; mountains, bays and islands. On the way to any dive sites you are very likely to see Sea Otters, sea birds and occasionally Sea Lions, Orcas and Humpback whales.
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Although not necessarily at the top of the diving bucket list for many people, Alaska actually boasts magnificent dive sites albeit in very cold conditions. Thanks to nutrient-rich, pollution-free water, marine animals such as sea lions, humpback whales, octopi and rock fish all thrive in Alaskan waters. Beautiful scenery is also everywhere you look in Alaska – both above and below the water – with great animal life to enjoy.
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Isla del Caño is a biological reserve of only 300 hectares of land extension that belongs to the province of Puntarenas, on the Pacific Ocean, located in front of the Corcovado National Park, about 20 kilometers from the Osa Peninsula.
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If only Robinson Crusoe had a regulator and a tank… this destination will surprise you with lots to see below as well as above the water. Robinson Crusoe Island has all the ingredients for a real off-the-beaten-track dive trip.
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36 islands are scattered like emeralds in a sea of aquamarine and deepest sapphire blue -The Lakshadweep Island Group, also called the Laccadives.
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Taveuni is home to a number of top-class dive sites that host an impressive variety of marine life. The calm bays of Taveuni make for fantastic, carefree diving and there are also a number of walls and crevices to explore.
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There isn’t that much known about diving in Chile but the industry is slowly growing and the diving can be quite good if you don’t mind colder waters.
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200 miles off the northeastern coast of Brazil lies a mountainous archipelago made up of 21 islands, the National Marine Sanctuary of Fernando de Noronha.
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Along the coast of the Mexican Caribbean, also called “the Mayan Riviera” lies a relaxed diving destination – Playa del Carmen.
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South Korea offers some good diving opportunities in particular at Busan and Jeju Island.
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Perhaps the reason Cozumel is such a popular diving destination is because of its incredible visibility and variations in marine life. Nurse sharks, turtles and rays all call this area home, as do colourful sea sponges. Divers can opt to stay in a dive resort matched to their budget and will enjoy great nightlife when they’re not doing night-dives.
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The Socorros, as the Isles are popularly known, are 220 miles due south of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.
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These islands are the only US territory in the Caribbean, and offer the traveler a chance to experience life island style with an American touch.
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These Southern Caribbean dive sites have something for everyone! Known as one of the Caribbean’s top muck diving destinations, St. Vincent and the Grenadines also has brilliant cave dives, wreck dives, exhilarating wall dives and beautiful coral reefs. This chain of 32 pristine islands boasts crystal clear, temperate waters surrounded by plenty of dive sites for beginners right through to advanced divers.
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If you’re looking for some adventure in a fascinating underwater environment, look no further than Saba, which offers volcanic dive sites packed with colourful marine life. Prepare your underwater camera to capture sightings of sharks, stingrays and hawksbill turtles in Saba Marine Park which can be dived at any time of the year.
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The Dominican Republic is not only a dream holiday destination for sun-seekers, but it is also famous for exciting sightings of humpback whales. Best seen from the remote area known as Silver Bank, whale watchers flock to this Caribbean destination for some of the best whale watching experiences in the world.
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Curacao never fails to impress, with visibility in the range of 50 metres at most times during the year. There’s something for everyone at Curacao, with over 65 sites offering a variety of experiences – everything from wreck dives to magnificent reefs are just waiting to be explored.
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Cuba is an exciting diving destination with plenty of shark experiences to be had. Known as one of the most exhilarating places in the Caribbean, it is also home to many beautiful reefs and colourful marine species.
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