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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

BVI Aggressor, British Virgin Islands BVI Aggressor, British Virgin Islands -- Publicly Available, better diving than most Caribbean destinations
Cayman Brac Beach Resort, Cayman Islands, let's hope the reefs survive
MV Ferox, Malpelo Island, Colombia, where the big fish are
Nature Island Divers, Jungle Bay Resort, Dominica, BWI, diving the volcanic crater
Go West Diving, All West Apartments, Curaçao, going Dutch in the Caribbean
Roatan Aggressor, Bay Islands, Honduras, good diving, decent boat, great crew; however...
Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, BES, fine diving marred only by trolls aboard
Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, BES, fine diving marred only by trolls aboard
Little Cayman Beach Resort, Cayman Islands, among the best…. if you can get there
Itza Resort: Lighthouse Reef, Belize, fine diving at the end of the Maya World
Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island, Bahamas, safe-feeling super-congenial hideaway
Compass Point, Ocean Frontiers, Grand Cayman, plenty of Mustard at the underwater
East Bay Resort, Reef Divers, South Caicos, TCI, superb property, but the jury is out on the diving

All 2021 and earlier issues are available to the public

Riding Rock Resort, San Salvador, Bahamas, a dive resort awakens, post-pandemic…
Belize Aggressor IV, Belize, Easy concierge diving, with sharks galore
Sea Saba, Juliana’s Hotel, SABA, DWI, fishy waters and fine dining
Cabañas on Clark’s Cay, Guanaja, Honduras, gourmet meals, first-class service, good diving
Iberostar, Dressel Divers, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, the one-week trifecta: reefs, cenotes, whale sharks
CoCo View Resort, Roatan, Honduras, Forty years old, and still no better outpost for Caribbean diving
Isla Marisol, Glover’s Reef, Belize, where divers are few, but the fish are plentiful
Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, St. Kitts, St. Martin, reefs survived the hurricanes, but the boat is showing its age
Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, St. Kitts, St. Martin, reefs survived the hurricanes, but the boat is showing its age
Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, St. Kitts, St. Martin, reefs survived the hurricanes, but the boat is showing its age
Villa on Dunbar Rock, Guanaja, Honduras, a tranquil “round the rock” dive spot in the Caribbean
Sunset House, Grand Cayman, happy 60th birthday, but you’re really showing your age
Olympus Dive Center, North Carolina, sharks and shipwrecks galore, but that tank policy . . .
Deefer Diving, Carriacou, Grenada, a frozen-in-time Caribbean isle – including the diving
MV Belize Aggressor III, Belize, good boat, great crew, easy diving
Avalon II, Jardines de la Reina, Cuba, is it the Caribbean’s best?
Bahamas Aggressor, The Bahamas, sharks and swimming pigs
Okeanos Aggressor II, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, hammerhead heaven, but not for the faint of heart
Little Cayman Beach Resort, Cayman Islands, whether you have had one dive or one thousand
Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia, the Caribbean, it’s not just for diving
Aldora Divers, Cozumel, Mexico, concierge diving . . . and the other Cozumel
MV Kate, Tiger Beach, The Bahamas, don’t forget, you are still prey
Turquoise Bay Resort, Roatan, Honduras, an easy, pleasant getaway
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, 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, 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, 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, Roatán, Honduras, eat, sleep and dive a lot is their motto
Sea Hunter, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, squadrons of sharks, one bent diver
Snorkel with Manatees, Homosassa, Florida, “it’s like Disneyland in the water”
Manta Lodge / World of Watersports, Tobago, a tiny isle with some of the Caribbean’s 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
Hawk’s Nest Lodge, Cat Island, The Bahamas, hanging in the blue with oceanic whitetips
Turneffe Island Resort, Belize, concierge diving on a remote private island
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 there’s 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, Juliana’s Hotel, Saba, Caribbean, unexpected gems on King Kong’s 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

...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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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

Malapascua, Moaboal, Philippines, undulating thresher sharks, swirling sardines
MV Valentina, Sea of Cortez, sea lion games and orca hunts
Walindi; M.V. Oceania; Papua New Guinea, by land and by sea
Paradise Taveuni Resort, Fiji, lovely reefs, lovely people
Rocio Del Mar, Southern Sea of Cortez, Mexico, counting fish with REEF
MV Ferox, Malpelo Island, Colombia, where the big fish are
Nautilus UnderSea, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico, when not astonishing, it's still really good
Misool Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Komodo Resort; Kalimaya Resort; Indonesia, from very good to great, two hours apart
The Spoilsport, Coral Sea, Australia The Spoilsport, Coral Sea, Australia -- Publicly Available, fine boat, pristine diving
Wakatobi Dive Resort, Sulawesi, Indonesia, world-class diving, world-class dive resort
Tiburón Explorer; Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, comfy boat, exciting diving, and COVID
Atmosphere Resort, Philippines, primo macro, fine wines

All 2021 and earlier issues are available to the public

Sorido Bay Dive Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, luxury in the heart of a fabled dive region
Two Fish Divers, Lembongan; Alam Batu, Bali, Indonesia, two destinations, one for reefs, one for muck
Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort, Anilao, Philippines, only if you are a macro photographer
Raja Ampat Explorer, Raja Ampat Indonesia, same stunning reefs, same fish, one-third the price
Anilao Photo Academy, Balayan Bay, Mabini, Philippines, improving your shooter skills in the muck
Truk Odyssey, Chuuk, Micronesia, great rooms, food, and wreck dives, but an unattentive crew
Blue Lagoon Resort, Chuuk, a set-your-own-pace schedule on Truk Lagoon’s wreck dives
Kona Aggressor II, Kona, Hawaii, the most exciting moment wasn’t the manta night dive
Baja Charters, La Paz, Baja California, great snorkeling with whale sharks -- weather permitting
Olympus Dive Center, North Carolina, sharks and shipwrecks galore, but that tank policy . . .
Alami Alor, Pulau Alor, Indonesia, luxury resort, luxurious reefs, reasonable prices
MV Taka, Solomon Islands, and a word about the Bilikiki
Two Fish Divers, Lembeh and Bunaken, Indonesia, a two-resort budget combo with tip-top diving
KM Blue Manta, the Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Alor, a thousand miles of pristine Indonesian diving
Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao, Philippines, making much of the muck
Okeanos Aggressor II, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, hammerhead heaven, but not for the faint of heart
Top Dive, French Polynesia: Part I, exciting diving for the experienced
Paradise Taveuni, Taveuni Island, Fiji, coral and cultural paradise
Dive Into Ambon; Maluku Resort & Spa, Indonesia, a psychedelic experience without drugs
Nautilus Belle Amie, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, eye-to-eye with a great white
Dewi Nusantara, Komodo, Indonesia, luxurious living, remarkable diving
Sonny Dive Shop, Isla de Providencia, Colombia, quirky, sleepless, sleeper of a destination
Galapagos Sky, Galapagos Islands, where the wild things are
Sam’s Tours, Palau, Micronesia, a less expensive alternative to a liveaboard
Kosrae and Yap, Micronesia, two magical stopovers in the mid-Pacific
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
Nai’a, Tonga and Fiji, two trips for seeking whales and diving Fiji’s reefs
Nai’a, Tonga and Fiji, two trips for seeking whales and diving Fiji’s reefs
Rocio del Mar, Sea of Cortés, Mexico, sturdy, functional boat in remote, fish-filled waters
MV Fling, Flower Gardens, Texas, seven dives in 27 hours for just $645
NAD-Lembeh Resort, Indonesia, great critters, great people, great prices
Sea Hunter, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, squadrons of sharks, one bent diver
Snorkel with Manatees, Homosassa, Florida, “it’s like Disneyland in the water”
Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico, a fish-filled marine preserve for divers who like “rustic”
SeaQuest Dive Center, Philippines, a four-resort, 10-day dive “Seafari” for $150 a day
WAOW, Indonesia, fiery volcanoes, dangerous dragons and colorful diving
Blue Lagoon Resort, Chuuk, Micronesia, the non-liveaboard experience
Kasai Village, Cebu, Philippines, even a typhoon can’t 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
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 Bali’s 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, everything’s nice - - during the wet season, that is

...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

Misool Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Komodo Resort; Kalimaya Resort; Indonesia, from very good to great, two hours apart
The Spoilsport, Coral Sea, Australia The Spoilsport, Coral Sea, Australia -- Publicly Available, fine boat, pristine diving
Wakatobi Dive Resort, Sulawesi, Indonesia, world-class diving, world-class dive resort
MV Emperor Voyager, Republic of Maldives, manta madness and sharks galore

All 2021 and earlier issues are available to the public

Sub-Tropic Adventures, St. Helena, South Atlantic, Incredible diving in the middle of nowhere
Sorido Bay Dive Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, luxury in the heart of a fabled dive region
Two Fish Divers, Lembongan; Alam Batu, Bali, Indonesia, two destinations, one for reefs, one for muck
Raja Ampat Explorer, Raja Ampat Indonesia, same stunning reefs, same fish, one-third the price
MV Tempest, Red Sea, Egypt, great diving on a liveaboard we’d never recommend
Alami Alor, Pulau Alor, Indonesia, luxury resort, luxurious reefs, reasonable prices
Two Fish Divers, Lembeh and Bunaken, Indonesia, a two-resort budget combo with tip-top diving
KM Blue Manta, the Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Alor, a thousand miles of pristine Indonesian diving
MV Thailand Aggressor, Similan Islands, where have all the sharks gone? Soup!
Dive Into Ambon; Maluku Resort & Spa, Indonesia, a psychedelic experience without drugs
Dewi Nusantara, Komodo, Indonesia, luxurious living, remarkable diving
MV Infiniti, Andaman Sea, India, the last of the untouched ocean
Arenui, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia, a unique critter haven, but a notch below luxury
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
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, you’re missing out on fantastic diving
S/V Mandarin Siren, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, and a starter with Bali’s AquaMarine Diving
Gangga Resort, Manado, Indonesia, reefs, muck and luxury living
Archipelago Adventurer II, Indonesia, Raja Ampat: where one feels like a king

...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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