Galapagos & Ecuador
Ecuador is a land of startling contrasts from the Galapagos Islands to the lush green jungles of the Amazon Basin, to the high Andes. The radiant fish and bizarre animals populating the Galapagos islands make this a great dive destination, while big fish encounters add to the appeal.
Boasting a warm tropical climate, Mexico has the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west coast. There are world-class diving opportunities off both coasts as well as on land in the Yucatan peninsula, home to fresh water caves of the Cenotes.
Stretching just 149 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean and 249 miles from Nicaragua to the Panama border, Costa Rica is one of the few places on earth to offer such an incredible diversity of scenery, climate and adventure opportunities.
The only English speaking country in Central America, Belize is warm and welcoming, offering unbelievable adventure on the mainland and along the second longest barrier reef in the world, stretching 300 kilometres. This unspoilt, peaceful nation sits between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west.
Culturally and geographically distinct from the rest of Central America, Honduras has plenty to offer, from Mayan ruins to bird watching, jungle walks to white water rafting. The islands of Roatan and Utila are distinct again due to 300 years of British influence and are the place to head for scuba diving.
Panama is blessed with warm tropical weather, beaches, mountains and rainforests. Panama is the jumping off point for Malpelo Island, while divers can also enjoy the Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Gulf of Chiriquí.
Located in the northwest corner of South America this is the only country in the region with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is a tropical country of incredible diversity and charm. Malpelo Island is 314 miles west of the port of Buenaventura.