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Dive Destination
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Review
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Red Sea/Gulf of Sinai Sinai Divers Aqaba/Movenpick Talay Bay "Fun diving in Aqaba but chilly in February"
Fun diving in Aqaba but chilly in FebruaryColorful Red Sea life in this offshoot of the Red Sea but not quite as good as the Red Sea itself. B... Full report  
4 stars  
2/2023   Photos available 
Panama/Bocas del Toro Bocas Dive Center/NA "Fun dives in Bocas del Toro, Panama on New Yearr's Eve"
Fun dives in Bocas del Toro, Panama on New Yearr's EveNice but ordinary Caribbean fare with the exception of amazing numbers of brittle stars that shone l... Full report  
4 stars  
12/2022   Photos available 
French Polynesia/Raiatea Island Hemisphere Sub/M/S Paul Gauguin Full report "Great Wall Diving in Raiatea, French Polynesia"
Great Wall Diving in Raiatea, French PolynesiaDid 2 drift dives with Hemisphere Sub on wall at Raiatea, French Polynesia. Drift diving along wall. ... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2022   Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Fiji and Tuvalu/Savusavu, fiji Jean Michel Cousteau Resort/M/S Paul Gauguin Full report "Great Pinacles diving with Jean Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusavu"
Great Pinacles diving with Jean Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusavu2 Pinnacles dives with guides from Jean Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusavu. Circled pinnacles to go ... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2022   Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa Coral Coast Divers/M/S Paul Gauguin Full report "Great Shark Dives at Colosseum in Fiji by Coral Coast Divers"
Great Shark Dives at Colosseum in Fiji by Coral Coast Divers2 dives st the Colosseum shark dive location with Coral Coast Divers from Pacific Harbor, Fiji. Nom ... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2022   Photos available 
Fiji and Tuvalu/Matamanoa Island Deep Blue Diving/Matamanoa Island Resort Full report "Great diving on a small Fiji island 20 miles from Nadi airport"
Great diving on a small Fiji island 20 miles from Nadi airportDid 5 great dives in 3 days. Sharks at Supermarket. Great coral and fish on walls and pinacles. Guid... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2022   Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
The Continental USA/NC Olympus Dive Center/Bask Hotel Full report "Blow out in Outer Banks."
Blow out in Outer Banks.Diving can be wonderful here IF you can get out 20 miles or more to the wrecks loaded with tolerant ... Full report  
3 stars  
7/2022   Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan Dive Paradise/Wyndham Cozumel Hotel Full report "Decent Diving with Dive Paradise"
Decent Diving with Dive ParadiseDrift diving on reefs. Only one dive on Palancar; some kind of ration system? One Nurse shark. Eagle... Full report  
3 stars  
11/2022   Photos available 
Honduras/Roatan CoCo View Full report "Liveaboard style diving from a resort"
Liveaboard style diving from a resortFleet of at least 5 boats. Our group of 7 plus 2 others shared a dedicated boat and crew all week. M... Full report  
5 stars  
3/2020   1Helpful vote(s) received
Aruba/caribbean Aqua Windies/Manchebo Beach Resort Full report "Wonderful wreck diving and turtles on Aruba"
Wonderful wreck diving and turtles on ArubaAqua Windies boats were down so they had half of another shop boat, which meant a van ride of 20- 30 ... Full report  
4 stars  
5/2021    
Colombia/Cartagena Diving Planet Full report "Good Diving in the Caribbean at Cartagena, Colombia"
Good Diving in the Caribbean at Cartagena, ColombiaVisit divingplanet. org to sign up for SCUBA or snorkeling. They also do discovery dives and open wat... Full report  
4 stars  
12/2019   Photos available 
General Travel/Other Locations/ushuaia, Argentina Ushuaia Divers Full report "Dry suit dive at the bottom of the world"
Dry suit dive at the bottom of the worldWent to Ushuaia for a cruise up the coast of Chile. So I went a day early and dived with Carlos at U... Full report  
5 stars  
2/2019   Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Africa/Djibouti Shark Research Institute Full report "Whale Shark Research in Djibouti"
Whale Shark Research in DjiboutiWonderful week of diving from a Turkish gullet style liveaboard in Gulf of Tadjoura. Whale Shark ID ... Full report  
5 stars  
12/2018    
Africa/Zanzibar Lumba Beach Lodge Full report "Diving from a Dhow in Zanzibar"
Diving from a Dhow in ZanzibarHappened to be here at end of a safari and was lucky to get a personal dive excursion. 2tanks/ $128 G... Full report  
3 stars  
11/2019    
Africa/Mindelo, Cape Verde Dive-Tribe/n/a Full report "Nurse sharks in Mindelo, Cape Verde"
Nurse sharks in Mindelo, Cape VerdeI arrived mid- morning on a cruise ship and Dive- Tribe scheduled a private boat trip for me that afte... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2019   Photos available 
Africa Nautilus Plongee/La Maison Abaka Full report "Spiny Urchin Haven"
Spiny Urchin Haven83 on surface but down to 67 below 60'. Froze in 3mm and switched to rental 6. 5 mm. Inexpensive dive... Full report  
3 stars  
10/2019   Photos available 
Curaçao Caribbean Sea Sports Full report "Good diving with Caribbean Sea Sports"
Good diving with Caribbean Sea SportsGood diving with shop at Hilton Hotel. Recommend concierge fee to get free food and drinks on ... Full report  
4 stars  
2/2018   1Helpful vote(s) received
Indonesia Tasik Divers Full report "Great wall dives with friendly Hawksbill turtles"
Great wall dives with friendly Hawksbill turtlesDove this resort in combo with previous week at Kungkungan Bay Resort. They offer a variety of... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2018    
Indonesia Kungkungan Bay Resort Full report "Great Muck Diving in Lembeh Straits"
Great Muck Diving in Lembeh StraitsMacro diving is not for everyone but this has some of the best macro diving on the planet. I'v... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2018   1Helpful vote(s) received
Africa sign up thru Shearwater hotel Full report "Easy croc cage diving with Bongo"
Easy croc cage diving with Bongo$70 for 20 minute dive in croc cage with up to 3 crocs. On my dive only Bongo was interested i... Full report  
5 stars  
7/2018    
Fiji and Tuvalu Aqua-Trek/Uprising Full report "Guaranteed Bull sharks at Bistro Dive Site"
Guaranteed Bull sharks at Bistro Dive SiteThis was my 7th and 8th dives with Aqua- Trek at the shark feed at Bistro, starting in 2010. Every di... Full report  
5 stars  
8/2017   1Helpful vote(s) received
Vanuatu and New Caledonia/Espiritu Santo Allan Powers/M/S Paul Gaugain Full report "Dive the President Coolidge shipwreck from shore"
Dive the President Coolidge shipwreck from shoreThis is one of the world's great wreck dives and one of the easiest (or challenging depending on dep... Full report  
5 stars  
6/2017    
Philippines Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report "Atlantis Dumaguete for Fantastic macro"
Atlantis Dumaguete for Fantastic macroThis was good to combine with Philippine Siren trip to Tubbataha as Tubbataha supplies lots of shark... Full report  
5 stars  
8/2017   2Helpful vote(s) received
Philippines S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard "Philippines Siren to Tubbataha off Palawan"
Philippines Siren to Tubbataha off PalawanRough seas for overnight "sail" to Tubbataha National Park in middle of Sulu Sea. Only put sail up 1... Full report  
5 stars  
8/2017    
Indonesia/Bali Atlantis/Sanur hotel Full report "Diving from Bali to Nusa Penida Island"
Diving from Bali to Nusa Penida IslandDid 3- tank boat trip from dock in Bali to Nusa Penida Island. First dive was to see Manta Rays and i... Full report  
5 stars  
6/2017    
Hawaii Jack's Diving Locker/Hilton Waikoloa Full report "Manta night dive on Kona Coast"
Manta night dive on Kona CoastDid 4 boat dives with Jack's diving Locker, including fantastic night dive with manta rays. Reef div... Full report  
5 stars  
1/2017    
Africa/Aliwal Shoals, south of Durban Agulhas House Full report "Diving Aliwal Shoals at Umkamaas, south of Durban, South Africa"
Diving Aliwal Shoals at Umkamaas, south of Durban, South AfricaRugged diving from Rubber Ducks (RIBs). Usually can enter Rubber Ducks from river and not beach (dep... Full report  
5 stars  
7/2017    
Africa/East Cape, South Africa SEAL Expeditions/Mbotyi River Lodge Full report "Sardine Run 2017"
Sardine Run 2017Best for experienced divers with strong swimming ability and able to climb into "rubber ducks" (RIBs... Full report  
5 stars  
7/2017   1Helpful vote(s) received
New Zealand/Paihia, Bay of Islands Paihia Dive/Paihia Pacific resort Full report "Great but cold diving in the Bay of Islands"
Great but cold diving in the Bay of IslandsDove HMNZS Canterbury sunk in 2007. 57F and 20' viz reminded me of NJ and I wanted my drysuit rather... Full report  
4 stars  
11/2016    
Mexico (Western) Solmar V Full report LiveAboard "Socorro excels with giant mantas and friendly dolphins"
Socorro excels with giant mantas and friendly dolphinsExcellent diving on my second trip with Solmar V to the Revillagigedos Islands off Cabo. The giant m... Full report  
5 stars  
1/2016   1Helpful vote(s) received

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