With its intriguing blue holes, spectacular drop-offs, caverns, caves and channels, it's no wonder Palau is consistently ranked as one of the world's most thrilling dive destinations. With more than 1400 species of fish, 500 species of healthy coral and its large pelagic action, diving in Palau should be at the very top of anyone's list. Whale sharks, eagle rays, turtles reef sharks and the occasional hammerhead are a few examples of the astonishing spectrum of marine life this Micronesian archipelago has to offer. One of the biggest thrills you can have as a diver is watching a manta gently swoop in from above. Within the German Channel, manta rays gather in their numbers to feed on plankton and visit the cleaning stations. Cleaner wrasse and butterflyfish get to work, much to the delight of the winged beauties and divers alike.
BONAIRE - Delfins NOVEMBER TRIP
Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean, and it is truly one of the most unique in the world! It’s as if this tiny island was made just for diving and snorkeling as, from virtually any place on the leeward coastline, you can enter the beautiful Caribbean Sea and dive! No other island in the Caribbean has so many unrestricted shore dive sites. Steep walls, sloping drop-offs, exciting wrecks and last, but not least, the double reef system, which will take your breath away. For over 20 years, Bonaire has maintained dedication to protecting its natural beauty and environment. The Bonairean people declared the waters around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire, an underwater marine park.
"It's so blue!" are the first words uttered by many divers in Cozumel. Towering coral, pleasant temperatures and stellar visibility bless this underwater realm while topside you have friendly locals, good food, sandy beaches and lively nightspots. It's a perfect dive vacation. Diving in Cozumel is a wonderland of lush walls and high-voltage drifts, where caves and caverns are ripe for exploration. Make sure your regulator stays put as you gape at the menagerie of creatures bobbing along these Mesoamerican reefs. Eagle rays, turtles and nurse sharks are common additions to log books after diving in Cozumel. Look closely and you can add lobsters, groupers, stingrays and sergeant majors to your tally. Underwater photographers: if you're after high res coral, Cozumel has it in abundance.
Located 30 miles off the coast of Honduras the island of Roatan is home to some of the best diving in the Caribbean with a variety of reef wrecks, caves and walls dives. Grey sharks, hammerheads, nurse and whale sharks call these waters home with eagle and manta rays often seen. Utila is the smallest of the major Bay Islands and is less developed than Roatan. The scuba diving in Utila is as exhilarating as Roatan with the chance to dive with migrating whale sharks. The majority of the island's 100 dive sites are on the sheltered southern coast, with a range of walls, caves, and caverns.
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GINNIE SPRINGS, FLORIDA
Join us for our annual trip to Ginnie Springs, Florida, and enjoy the freshwater inland springs that Jacques Cousteau himself described as "visibility forever". There are many dive sites suited for many training levels scattered all over this area of Florida. We camp, we dive & we have a good time!
Little Cayman is the smallest of the three islands that form the Cayman Islands. Dive sites at Little Cayman consist of vertical walls, beautiful coral gardens and boulder formations. The best dive sites are located along Bloody Bay Wall which is a spectacular vertical wall with more than 15 different dive sites. The wall begins at a depth of 20ft (6m) and drops off to 1,000ft (304m). Along the wall, colorful sponges, gorgonian sea fans and other coral formations make a wonderful home for reef fish and critters. Another area to explore is Jackson’s Bight at the northwest end of Little Cayman which also boasts several different dive sites. These dive sites offer a slightly different seascape with chutes, tunnels and crevices to explore.
Underwater environments in the Dominican Republic include mangrove forests, deep wrecks and a vast reef structure featuring cavernous swim-throughs and extensive coral formations. Many of the dive sites are suitable to beginners and will feel most comfortable on the southern coast where currents are calmer.
The sheer size of the Bahamas is breathtaking. You'll find the third-largest barrier reef offshore, plus deep walls, wrecks, blue holes, tunnels, caverns and some of the best shark diving in the world. Waters off New Providence provide drop-offs that are close to shore, blue holes, caves, historical wrecks and thrilling shark diving. Directly exposed to the Atlantic, the pristine reefs of the Abacos have relatively shallow dive sites – 18m or less. Andros has wrecks and blue holes. Grand Bahama Island gives you the chance to see dolphins. The warm waters of Bimini are filled with life, while Eleuthera and Harbor Island offer a rip-roaring drift dive. The Exumas have a combination of walls and rich shallow reefs, and San Salvador boasts vertical walls, underwater caverns and wrecks.
It’s all about wrecks when diving in Michigan. Thunder Bay, home to over 100 wrecks is a national marine sanctuary with gem’s lying as little as a few inches to 200 feet. Among the most popular is the ‘Montana’, a 235-sidewheel steamer that sunk after a fire. One of the richest areas in Michigan for wreck diving is the Manitou Passage Underwater Preserve which surrounds the Manitou Islands, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Wrecks to check out include Francisco Morazan, Three Brothers and Walter L.Frost. Lake Michigan is also well worth a visit, with over 3000 shipwrecks- all full of unique stories and many dating back to the 1800s.
NORTH CAROLINA WRECKS
It's easy to understand why North Carolina has been rated the #1 wreck diving destination before, luring many scuba divers every year from around the world. Apart from boasting a fabulous array of wrecks to explore, it also allows for up-close encounter with sand tiger sharks that live in the waters offshore. Along the coast of North Carolina are multiple reefs consisting of beautiful sea fans and abundant marine life. Huge groupers, lobsters and giant stingrays make an appearance in the clear, warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Schools of barracuda, greater amberjacks and the sand tiger sharks use the many sunken ships as their favourite hangouts. With 2.5 million acres of water, diving in North Carolina will continue to be a firm favourite with the diving community.
BONAIRE - Divi JULY TRIP
Bonaire is located just north of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean. This Dutch Caribbean island has protected its marine resources for more than 35 years. Because of this, marine life abounds with more than 470 fish species found in Bonaire’s waters. Famed as one of the best Caribbean dive destinations, Bonaire hosts amazing coral reefs and long forgotten shipwrecks. Because the island’s dive sites are protected from any currents, this is one of the best places in the world to gain a new certification. Visitors to Bonaire can choose between boat and shore diving. Most resorts have gorgeous reefs just offshore, but those visiting the further reaches of Bonaire National Marine Park will want to book a few dives from the region’s dive boats.