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Greater Caribbean | Pacific | Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean

Greater Caribbean

Destinations

Bahamas Diving
including Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Grand Bahama Island, Long Island, New Providence, San Salvador and Walker's Cay


Belize Diving
including Ambergris Caye, Glover's Atoll, Lighthouse Reef, St. George's Caye, Southern Belize and Turneffe Atoll


Bonaire Diving

Cayman Islands Diving
including Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac


Cozumel Diving

Honduras Diving
including Roatan, Guanaja, Utila, and Cayos Cochinos


Mexico Diving
including Cozumel, Cancun, Costa Maya, Mayan Riviera, Akumal and the rest of the Yucatan


Turks and Caicos Diving
including Grand Turk, South Caicos, Providenciales, and Salt Cay


Virgin Islands Diving
including US Virgin Islands (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas) and the British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda)


Other Caribbean Diving Destinations

Recent Featured Articles

Dolphin Dream, The Bahamas, dolphin snorkeling for the patient and energetic
Aqua Cat, The Bahamas, reefs and the vessel showing their age
Cuba, by Land and by Liveaboard, two disparate diving worlds
Sonny Dive Shop, Isla de Providencia, Colombia, quirky, sleepless, sleeper of a destination
Itza Resort, Long Caye, Belize, great lodge, great diving
Taino Divers; MV Juliet; Puerto Rico, by land and by liveaboard
XTC Dive Center, Xcalak, Mexico XTC Dive Center, Xcalak, Mexico -- Publicly Available, face-to-face with crocodiles in the Yucatan
Grenadines Dive and Cousteau Dive Center, a winner and a no-show in the Grenadines
Aqua Safari and Living Underwater, Cozumel Aqua Safari and Living Underwater, Cozumel -- Publicly Available, Two different dive operators, two different views
Pedasi, Isla Coiba and Bocas del Toro, Panama, a whirlwind dive trip, with great surface intervals
Caribbean Explorer II, Lesser Antilles, a full dance card in Nevis, Saba, St. Kitts and Statia
Caribbean Explorer II, Lesser Antilles, a full dance card in Nevis, Saba, St. Kitts and Statia
Caribbean Explorer II, Lesser Antilles, a full dance card in Nevis, Saba, St. Kitts and Statia
Caribbean Explorer II, Lesser Antilles, a full dance card in Nevis, Saba, St. Kitts and Statia
Compass Point Dive Resort, Grand Cayman, an East End dive resort for serious divers
MV Fling, Flower Gardens, Texas MV Fling, Flower Gardens, Texas -- Publicly Available, seven dives in 27 hours for just $645
Indigo Dive and Dive St. Vincent, St. Vincent, still macro nirvana, now sans the curmudgeon factor
Cozumel and Akumal, Mexico, two unique dive trips in seven days
CoCo View Resort, Roatn, Honduras, eat, sleep and dive a lot is their motto
Snorkel with Manatees, Homosassa, Florida, its like Disneyland in the water
Manta Lodge / World of Watersports, Tobago, a tiny isle with some of the Caribbeans best diving
Cane Bay Dive Shop, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, easy diving, easy vacation
Turks & Caicos Explorer II, Plenty of fish - - and mysterious gnomes
Yucatek Divers, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, whale sharks, cenotes and reefs on demand
Hawks Nest Lodge, Cat Island, The Bahamas Hawks Nest Lodge, Cat Island, The Bahamas -- Publicly Available, hanging in the blue with oceanic whitetips
Turneffe Island Resort, Belize, concierge diving on a remote private island

All 2012 and earlier issues are available to the public

Admirals Club, Singer Island, Florida, superb critter diving, trips to the Gulf Stream
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba, is it the marine paradise Anderson Cooper claims it to be?
Mayan Princess, Roatan, Honduras, Disney-like digs and aquarium-like diving
Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, I sense theres good Caribbean diving here, but
Living Underwater, Cozumel, Mexico, back to my first love, who still looks fantastic
Hightide Watersports and Gibbs Bay Inn, Barbados, and a word from Ben Davison
Sea Saba, Julianas Hotel, Saba, Caribbean, unexpected gems on King Kongs island
Golden Rock Dive Center, St. Eustatius, time travel to the old Caribbean
The Bay of Pigs, Cuba, easy living, easy diving, maybe even for Americans
M/V Yemaya, Coiba Island, Panama, An alternative to Cocos and Mapelo
Castle Comfort Lodge, Dominica, a Caribbean dive and eco-tour feast at reasonable prices
Plantation Beach Resort, Honduras, diving on the quiet side of the Bay Islands, in Cayos Cochinos
Aqua Cat, The Bahamas, algae-free dive sites far from the crowds
Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaire, freedom for solo diving photographers
Silver Bank, Dominican Republic, swimming with humpbacks: sometimes exciting but worth the boredom?
Two Harbors, Santa Catalina Island, CA, the other Catalina
Jim Abernethy, Scuba Adventures, Florida, not what I bargained for
MV Sea Hunter, Cocos and Malpelo Islands, bad weather, strong currents and low viz make sharks harder to spot
Laguna Beach Resort, Utila, Honduras, dive with a little bit of luck, patience, or both
Royal Playa Resort, Roatn, Honduras, this basic East End place offers the most pristine reefs
Riding Rock Inn, San Salvador, Bahamas , wall diving close to the U.S., but still far from crowds
Akumal, The Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Its not Cozumel diving, but its an alternative
Dive St. Vincent, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, the Caribbean capital of muck diving
Pirates Point Resort, Little Cayman, still the best of Cayman diving
CoCo View Resort, Roatan, Honduras, hello Muddah, hello Faddah, here I am at...
All West Apartments and Diving, Curacao, good diving on the islands remote west end
Reefs End Lodge, Tobacco Caye, Belize, rustic and remote, but better diving than up north
Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island , Bahamas diving with one big happy family
Ambergris Caye, Belize, La Isla Bonita goes upscale, but diving has gone downhill
Bruce Bowkers Carib Inn, Bonaire, hard to book, but heaven for hardcore divers
Cayman Aggressor IV, a less-pricey alternative to Cayman resorts?
Costa de Cocos, Xcalak, Mexico, good diving near the Belize border
Isla Cozumel, Mexico, recovering nicely from Hurricane Wilma
Scuba Coiba, Panama, Pacific Coast, from penal colony to protected marine site
Morning Star, Blackbeard's Cruises, The Bahamas, frills-free liveaboard camping on the Caribbean
Turks & Caicos Explorer II, the best of the Caribbean
Wind Dancer, Tobago, the Caribbean's best advanced diving?
Scuba Coiba, Santa Catalina, Panama, still unspoiled ... for now
Isla de Marisol, Belize, among the best, if it werent for...
MV Shear Water, The Bahamas, swimming with sharks
Tobago, West Indies, not your everyday Caribbean
Two on Turneffe Island, Belize, Turneffe Island Lodge and Turneffe Flats
Sunset Waters Beach Hotel, Curaao, Netherlands Antilles
Adventuring in the Eastern Caribbean, Aboard the Other Cuan Law
Adventuring in the Eastern Caribbean, Aboard the Other Cuan Law
Holbox Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico, some big, big surprises
CoCo View Resort, Roatn, Honduras, 10 years later, the same diver paradise
Cobalt Coast Resort: Divetech, hopefully, a different Grand Cayman experience
The Nekton Rorqual; Mona Island, Puerto Rico, sounds too good to be true
Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, a steal at $200/night, all inclusive
Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, a steal at $200/night, all inclusive
The Flower Gardens of Texas, in search of spawning coral
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic, not bad for an all-inclusive romantic getaway
Laguna Beach Resort, Honduras, in search of whale sharks
Old Providence, The Caribbean, the most prolific fish in the hemisphere
Old Providence, The Caribbean, the most prolific fish in the hemisphere
St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles, good diving that will only get better
Tobago, West Indies, liming, wining, but no faffing
San Andres Island, Almost Nicaragua, where Americans fear to tread
St. Vincent, West Indies, muck diving with REEF
Bottom Time Not Well Spent, but Sea Fever generates relative heat
Grand Cayman, the East End, the best of the class
Riding Rock Inn, San Salvador, Bahamas, where walls are the main attraction
South Caicos Ocean Haven, a return to yesteryear
Cozumel, Q. Roo, East side, west side, all around the island
Adding It Up in Venezuelas Caribbean, Aboard the Antares Dancer
Where In the World is Carmen San Diego?, . . . when she's shark diving with WWII wrecks
Provo Off the Beaten Path, Flamingo Divers leaves Grace Bay behind
Grand Cayman's East End, bargain basement diving at Cayman Diving Lodge
Diving and R&R in the British Virgins, Smooth Sailing Aboard the Cuan Law
Bonaire, A Shore Diver's Mecca, the Carib Inn, deep diving, private guides

...Plus many others from before 2000

See also the complete diving destinations worldwide index with all articles and reviews for lots more information,
and our Instant Reader Reports section for hundreds of latest up-to-the-minute reports on dive destinations worldwide.

Greater Caribbean | Pacific | Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean

West, East, Central, South Pacific

Destinations

Australia Diving
including Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island and Whitsunday Islands


Costa Rica Diving
including Cocos Islands


Fiji Diving
including Beqa Lagoon/Pacific Harbor, Kadavu, Laucala, Nananu-I Ra, Taveuni and Matangi


French Polynesia Diving
including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Rangiroa


Hawaii Diving
including Maui, Kauai, Kona and Oahu


(Western) Mexico Diving
including Sea of Cortez, Baja, Isla Socorro,Cabo Pulmo, Ixtapa, La Paz, Puerto Vallarta

Micronesia Diving
including Palau, Truk (Chuuk) Yap , Kosrae, Bikini Atoll and Marshall Islands


USA Diving
including Florida, California,Texas,North Carolina, South Carolina, Alaska, Washington, Missouri


Other Central/Western Pacific Diving Destinations

Other Eastern Pacific Diving Destinations

Recent Featured Articles

Sonny Dive Shop, Isla de Providencia, Colombia, quirky, sleepless, sleeper of a destination
Arenui, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia, a unique critter haven, but a notch below luxury
Nautilus Explorer, Socorro Islands, Mexico, big animals, little value
Pedasi, Isla Coiba and Bocas del Toro, Panama, a whirlwind dive trip, with great surface intervals
Magic Island and Atlantis-Dumaguete, Philippines, creature comforts, incredible sea life, affordable prices
Kona Diving Company, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, cool endemic critters and -- with luck -- a manta show
Naia, Tonga and Fiji, two trips for seeking whales and diving Fijis reefs
Naia, Tonga and Fiji, two trips for seeking whales and diving Fijis reefs
Rocio del Mar, Sea of Corts, Mexico, sturdy, functional boat in remote, fish-filled waters
MV Fling, Flower Gardens, Texas MV Fling, Flower Gardens, Texas -- Publicly Available, seven dives in 27 hours for just $645
NAD-Lembeh Resort, Indonesia, great critters, great people, great prices
Sea Hunter, Cocos Island, Costa Rica Sea Hunter, Cocos Island, Costa Rica -- Publicly Available, squadrons of sharks, one bent diver
Snorkel with Manatees, Homosassa, Florida, its like Disneyland in the water
Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico, a fish-filled marine preserve for divers who like rustic
SeaQuest Dive Center, Philippines SeaQuest Dive Center, Philippines -- Publicly Available, a four-resort, 10-day dive Seafari for $150 a day
WAOW, Indonesia, fiery volcanoes, dangerous dragons and colorful diving
Kasai Village, Cebu, Philippines Kasai Village, Cebu, Philippines -- Publicly Available, even a typhoon cant affect the good diving
Dolphin Dive Center, Loreto, Baja CA, Mexico, dolphins and a mix of marine life in the Sea of Cortez
Sipadan Water Village, Borneo, Malaysia, orangutans in the jungle, orangutan crabs underwater

All 2012 and earlier issues are available to the public

Admirals Club, Singer Island, Florida, superb critter diving, trips to the Gulf Stream
Walindi Plantation and MV FeBrina, PNG, machetes, bare butts and cannibals are part of the package
M/V Bilikiki, Solomon Islands, fishy reefs and WWII wrecks
Solmar V, Baja California, Mexico, a 24-hour steam to wild diving at the Socorros
Topdive, Bora Bora and Rangiroa, French Polynesia, fantastic diving - - if you can afford it
Arenui, Komodo Island, Indonesia, here there be dragons - - and fish big and tiny
Spoilsport, Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea, Australia, something for everyone, even snorkelers
Anilao, Puerto Galera and More: The Philippines, unique critters, easy travel, inexpensive dive resorts
S/V Mandarin Siren, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, and a starter with Balis AquaMarine Diving
M/V Yemaya, Coiba Island, Panama, An alternative to Cocos and Mapelo
Gangga Resort, Manado, Indonesia, reefs, muck and luxury living
Browning Pass Hideaway, British Columbia, profusion of life in majestic yet kooky setting
Atlantis Azores, Philippines, fantastic liveaboard but only fair diving at Tubbataha Reef, El Galleon good
Archipelago Adventurer II, Indonesia, Raja Ampat: where one feels like a king
Rocio del Mar, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, good liveaboard and fish life, with well-trained crew -- and sea lions
Two Harbors, Santa Catalina Island, CA, the other Catalina
Tufi Dive Resort, Papua New Guinea, everythings nice - - during the wet season, that is
Jim Abernethy, Scuba Adventures, Florida, not what I bargained for
MV Sea Hunter, Cocos and Malpelo Islands, bad weather, strong currents and low viz make sharks harder to spot
MV Sea Hunter, Cocos and Malpelo Islands, bad weather, strong currents and low viz make sharks harder to spot
Wananavu Beach Resort, Fiji, great diving, although Kai Viti Divers closes its doors
Tawali and Spirit of Niugini, Papua New Guinea, choose the liveaboard over the resort
Naia, Fiji, bright diving, weather permitting, good service all the time
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, Baja California, a pristine dive spot in the Sea of Cortez
REEF Field Survey, Kona, Hawaii, tax-deductible immersion training
Rangiroa and Fakarava, French Polynesia, paradise for pelagic fanatics
Scuba Coiba, Panama, Pacific Coast, from penal colony to protected marine site
MV Odyssey, Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, great diving Down Under
North Sulawesi Aggressor, Sulawesi Sea, Indonesia, mucking about for critters
Atlantis Dive Resorts, Philippines, wild reefs, tame diving
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, a Caribbean road less traveled
Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, cool water, abundant marine life
Scuba Coiba, Santa Catalina, Panama, still unspoiled ... for now
Club Cantamar, La Paz, Baja, Mexico, unique diving close to home
Windstars French Polynesia:, a pearl of a trip for divers and nondivers
Star Dancer, Paradise Sport, pick a ship: two top PNG live-aboards
Holbox Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico, some big, big surprises
Lembeh Resort, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, the best critter diving in the world?
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, diving by land and sea
The Flower Gardens of Texas, in search of spawning coral
Malpelo and Cocos Islands, East Pacific, where the wild things are
Dive Makai, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, pacific critter diving on the Kona coast
Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, is this the worlds best diving?
The Nautilus Explorer, adventure diving in British Columbia
The Tahiti Aggressor, in search of the pearls of French Polynesia
Old Providence, The Caribbean, the most prolific fish in the hemisphere
Komodo Liveaboards, Indonesia, can it get any better?
Oahus North Shore, better than youve been led to expect
Three Stops in the Philippines, why are Americans missing out?
Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico, a ten-hour drive to guaranteed whale sharks
Easter Island, South Pacific, gin-clear water, archaeology galore
San Andres Island, Almost Nicaragua, where Americans fear to tread
Moodys Namena, Fiji, South Pacific, a romantic hideaway with fine diving
Niihau and Lehua, Offshore Kauai, big fish diving from a day boat
From San Diego to San Benito, Mexico, Spearfishing and scuba aboard the Horizon
The Sea of Cortez, By Sea, By Land, The Don Jose and ...
Where In the World is Carmen San Diego?, . . . when she's shark diving with WWII wrecks
Cruising Vanuatu aboard the Nai'a, another time, another place, another exploration
Diving From the Kona Aggressor II, Live-aboard Diving in Polynesia, USA

...Plus many others from before 2000

See also the complete diving destinations worldwide index with all articles and reviews for lots more information,
and our Instant Reader Reports section for hundreds of latest up-to-the-minute reports on dive destinations worldwide.

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Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean, and Others

Destinations

Indonesia Diving
including Sulawesi,Bali, Kalimantan, Sangalaki, Sulawesi, Komodo, Alor, Irian Jaya


Maldives Diving

Malaysia Diving
including Sipadan and Layang Layang


Thailand Diving
including Phuket, Richelieu Rock, the Burma Banks, Vietnam and Cambodia


Other Indian Ocean Diving Destinations

Other Red Sea and Mediterranean Diving Destinations

Recent Featured Articles

MV Infiniti, Andaman Sea, India, the last of the untouched ocean
Arenui, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia, a unique critter haven, but a notch below luxury
The 2015 Travelin Divers Chapbook, what caught my eye
NAD-Lembeh Resort, Indonesia, great critters, great people, great prices
WAOW, Indonesia, fiery volcanoes, dangerous dragons and colorful diving
Sipadan Water Village, Borneo, Malaysia, orangutans in the jungle, orangutan crabs underwater

All 2012 and earlier issues are available to the public

M/V Carpe Diem, Maldives, the abundance of fish is worth the cost and travel time
The Red Sea, Egypt, three great dive trips, three prices
Arenui, Komodo Island, Indonesia, here there be dragons - - and fish big and tiny
Spoilsport, Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea, Australia, something for everyone, even snorkelers
Andromeda, Red Sea, Sudan, Americans, youre missing out on fantastic diving
S/V Mandarin Siren, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, and a starter with Balis AquaMarine Diving
Gangga Resort, Manado, Indonesia, reefs, muck and luxury living
Archipelago Adventurer II, Indonesia, Raja Ampat: where one feels like a king
Komodo Dancer, Flores Sea, Indonesia, kaleidoscopic rainbow diving in the Alor Archipelago
MV Odyssey, Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, great diving Down Under
North Sulawesi Aggressor, Sulawesi Sea, Indonesia, mucking about for critters
Heaven Diamond, The Red Sea, Egypt, a desert oasis of world-class diving
Scuba Coiba, Santa Catalina, Panama, still unspoiled ... for now
The Baani Explorer, Maldives, a bargain for big fish
Lembeh Resort, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, the best critter diving in the world?
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, diving by land and sea
Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, is this the worlds best diving?
Komodo Liveaboards, Indonesia, can it get any better?
The Red Sea, North and South, for big fish action, avoid the day boats
Publisher's Picks & Pans, hot spots and new spots

...Plus many others from before 2000

See also the complete diving destinations worldwide index with all articles and reviews for lots more information,
and our Instant Reader Reports section for hundreds of latest up-to-the-minute reports on dive destinations worldwide.

Greater Caribbean | Pacific | Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean


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