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Top Dive Sites

Plan the perfect honeymoon diving adventure. Dive some of the world’s best dive sites with an array of island, wreck and barrier reef diving – perfect for newlyweds with a passion for scuba diving.

Explore stunning coral gardens teeming with rainbow-hued fish and watch sharks feed just metres away. Dive deep walls and canyons, through grottos, swim-throughs and tunnels alive with colourful marine life.

Find the perfect location for your honeymoon diving adventure, today!

Dive Ras Mohammed

Ras Mohammed, 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.

Two hundred species of hard and soft coral, 1000 species of fish, 40 species of starfish, 25 species of sea urchins and more than a 100 species of mollusc and crustaceans are all clearly visible in the clear prussian-blue waters of the Red Sea.

At Ras Mohammed you can expect to drift among schools of colourful angel and butterfly fish, while stingrays, manta rays and wrasse glide around you without fear. At 25m, encounter white-tipped reef, silvertip, silky and scalloped hammerhead sharks; during December through January sharks mate at Ras Mohammed. Don’t be surprised to see scorpion fish.

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Dive Heron Island

Heron Island, 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.

With more than 20 true dive sites, most of them less than 15 minutes from the resort, the waters around Heron Island teem with exotic tropical fish and lush coral gardens.

Explore stunning reefs of gorgonia, tabletop and fan coral as schools of black-tipped fusilier drummer and yellowtail fish swim around and above you in the warm, crystal clear water. Glide around scattered coral bommies with overhangs, swim-throughs and amazing natural grottos.

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Dive Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Island, Thailand

It’s not surprising that Phuket ranks among the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world. Clear water, spectacular reefs, unusual underwater formations, caves, shipwrecks and a vibrant ecosystem teeming with marine life provide great diving opportunities at all levels.

Choose between a live-aboard dive cruise to experience a variety of dive locations – pet a docile whale shark, swim with manta rays, explore grottos and wrecks – or stay at a beach resort and take a day trip to one or two of the several local diving spots such as Racha Noi and stunning Phi Phi Island south of Phuket.

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Diving Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Cay, Belize

Dive Ambergris Caye: Belize offers some of the finest scuba diving in the world, much of it unexplored and easily accessible by boat. Only four true atolls exist in the western hemisphere; three of them are off Belize.

Ambergris Caye is a marine reserve, the largest and most popular of the offshore cayes, with 40km of spectacular barrier reef – the longest in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world – sitting less than 2km offshore.

The barrier reef meanders for almost 300km parallel to the coast and offers crystal clear waters full of dense coral and lush reef growth with visibility of up to 45m. The reef is comprised of spectacular three-dimensional coral formations, which include deep canyons, grottos, swim-throughs and tunnels teeming with 5000 species of colourful marine life.

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Dive Palau

Palau, Micronesia

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s best dive destinations, Palau is a self-contained archipelago of 350 stunningly beautiful islands surrounded by a fringing reef.

More than 1500 species of fish and 700 species of coral inhabit the 145km coral lagoon and adjacent islands, of which only eight are inhabited. With clear and calm waters, Palau caters to all levels of diving – from fast drift dives to easy shallow dives. The Blue Corner dive ranks as one of the world’s most famous dive sites.

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Dive Turks and Caicos Islands

Grand Turk, Turk & Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands are surrounded by one of the most extensive coral reef systems worldwide, occupying a 900km² shelf rising directly from the ocean floor.

Where the shallow turquoise waters of the Caicos bank intersect with the outer coral reefs, the ocean terrain drops drastically from 10m to 1800m, at times beyond vertical with many cliff walls having inverted cut profiles.

With more than 50 named dive sites, warm waters, pristine reefs, abundant tropical marine life, quality diving services and easy conditions – diving can be just a five-minute boat ride offshore to the 1800m vertical wall – the Turks and Caicos Islands are consistently ranked as one of the premier diving locations in the world.

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Dive Bonaire

Bonaire, Caribbean

Established in 1979, Bonaire’s marine park, one of the first and finest in the world, allows divers of all levels to easily explore pristine, unspoiled coral reefs with a huge array of colourful reef fish.

Bonaire offers easy accessibility to all its dive sites, many just a short swim from the beach. More than 100 pristine dive sites, year-round diving and the ability to dive 24 hours a day. Diving on Bonaire can be independent – just rent a 4WD and head out on the island’s bumpy roads to any of 50-plus yellow dive markers, or join an organised expedition to an offshore reef.

Bonaire has the largest concentration of parrotfish, triggers, jacks and other colourful reef fish in the Caribbean or just about anywhere else.

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Dive Little Cayman

Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

While Grand Cayman is famous as the king of all Caribbean dive sites, peak tourist arrivals from December to April – when you’re likely to kick another diver with your flipper – can steal all the fun. However, just 140km away lies the unspoiled and secluded Little Cayman and the world famous dive site of Bloody Bay Wall.

Bloody Bay Wall starts in 5m of water before plunging straight down to 1800m and features sheer vertical walls, excellent visibility and incredible marine life.

The unusual characteristics of the reef’s architecture provide exceptional underwater visibility and its submerged cliff walls are splattered with corals and sponges and the reef teems with colourful reef fish.

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Dive Fiji

Fiji, South Pacific

Encircled by a huge reef, 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.

Within its protected waters are shallow lagoons, steep drop-offs, giant coral heads, underwater canyons, soft corals and a diverse variety of marine life.

The waters off Taveuni Island and Kadavu Island, with their strong currents, are especially rich in fish life and offer some of the best diving in Fiji.

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Diving Cocos Island

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cocos Island, located 480km south-west of Costa Rica in the Eastern Pacific, is remote, wild, accessible only by boat and probably the best place in the world to go diving with sharks.

Famous for large schools of hammerhead sharks – often as many as 200 at a time, the island is a 36-hour boat ride from Puntarenas and diveable only by live-aboard boat.

Rugged and incredibly beautiful, the island (featured in the movie Jurassic Park) has two large bays with safe anchorages and sandy beaches.

Dive trips last several days and big fish are pretty much guaranteed. The benefits of diving the largest uninhabited island in the world means no crowds, thrilling dives and a large fish population allowed to grow in harmony within the natural balance of the ‘eat or be eaten’ ecosystem. Not for beginners, Cocos rates as a real dive adventure.

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Latest update: Top dive sites: 4 April, 2019

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