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Diving Destinations

Diving

For a selection of some of the world's best dive sites look no further: from easily accessible Heron Island, Fiji and Phuket to Ras Mohammed, Ambergris Caye and Cocos Island - further afield but worth the journey. Explore stunning reefs of gorgonia, tabletop and fan coral as schools of black tipped fusilier drummer and yellowtail fish swim around and above you; watch sharks feed just metres away and dive deep into canyons, through grottoes, swim-throughs and tunnels teeming with thousands of species of colourful marine life.

1) Heron Island, Coral Sea, Australia

In the waters around the quiet and unassuming coral cay of Heron Island, on Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef, lie some of the best and most accessible diving spots in the world. Read more....

2) Ras Mohammed National Park, Red Sea, Egypt

Consistently rated as one of the world’s most exhilarating dive sites, Ras Mohammed offers several stunning dive sites to match every skill level, with numerous species of marine life on offer, including sharks. Read more....

3) Phuket, Andaman Sea, Thailand

Clear water, spectacular reefs, caves, shipwrecks and a vibrant ecosystem teeming with marine life provide great diving opportunities at all levels. Pet a docile whale shark and swim with manta rays. Read more....

4) Ambergris Caye, Belize, Caribbean

The second largest reef in the world (after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) meanders for almost 300km and offers spectacular three-dimensional coral formations teeming with 5000 species of marine life. Read more....

5) Palau, Micronesia, South Pacific

A self-contained archipelago of 350 beautiful islands surrounded by a fringing reef with more than 1500 species of fish and 700 species of coral inhabiting the 145km coral lagoon and adjacent islands. Read more....

6) Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, Caribbean

Explore more than 50 named dive sites, pristine reefs, abundant tropical marine life, quality diving services and easy conditions. Diving can be just a five-minute boat ride offshore to the 1800 metre vertical wall. Read more....

7) Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Caribbean

The World Heritage Site of Cocos Island, located 480km south-west of Costa Rica, is remote, wild, accessible only by boat and probably the best place in the world to go diving with sharks. Not for beginners, Cocos rates as a real dive adventure. Read more....

8) Little Cayman, British West Indies, Caribbean

Discover Little Cayman and the world famous dive site of Bloody Bay Wall – a dive that starts in 5m of water before plunging straight down to 1800m, with sheer vertical walls and incredible marine life. Read more....

9) Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

Bonaire’s marine park is one of the first and finest in the world, allowing divers of all levels to easily explore pristine, unspoiled coral reefs with a huge array of colourful reef fish. Many of the reefs are just a short swim from the beach. Read more....

10) Fiji, South Pacific

The Fiji archipelago of 300 islands offers a fantastic variety of colourful soft corals, more than 1200 species of fish and 12 species of whale and dolphin. Explore shallow lagoons, steep drop-offs and giant coral heads. Read more....

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