Located a 45 minute drive south of Cancun, Puerto Aventuras is home to a luxury yachting community in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. The main attraction from here is to dive or snorkel the Cenotes, but you can also enjoy ocean diving and the Mayan ruins of Tulum.
Off the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the unassuming island of Holbox plays host to one of the world’s most spectacular marine events each summer. From mid-May to August each year, huge numbers of whale sharks gather here to feed.
Salt Cay is a tiny remote island just off Grand Turk, with only 60 residents but plenty of heritage and culture. Snorkellers and divers will be impressed at the plethora of underwater life, which includes the seasonal humpback whale migration, nurse sharks and eagle rays.
Destination: Turks & Caicos Islands
Located in the Austral archipelago, this tiny island is idyllic: white sand beaches clash with the intense blue waters of the lagoons. Visitors head here for humpback whale encounters in season, where great visibility and cooperative whales make for a memorable experience.
This remote region receives fewer visitors than the rest of the Maldives and stretches from Baa Atoll up to Haa Alifu and Dhallu and includes Lhaviyani and Noonu atolls, as well as Hanifaru Bay, where exceptional numbers of mantas and whale sharks congregate annually.
The central region comprises Malé and Ari atolls, Felidhoo, Faafu and the smaller Rasdhoo Atoll. It is the most popular area for both dive resorts and liveaboards, with excellent shore diving from house reefs and large pelagics on drift dives.
This central region of islands is deservedly famous for beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and stunning dive sites. Cebu City is the international gateway and provides links to the most exciting dive spots including Malapascua, Moalboal, Dumaguete and Bohol.
Aqaba’s Red Sea coastline offers easy access to over 20 shore diving sites along the fringing reef with colourful marine life, well preserved corals, pinnacles, canyons and walls. The crystal clear waters and pleasant climate make Aqaba an ideal year round destination.
Located off the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, the island of Cozumel is renowned for its thrilling drift diving opportunities, glorious sunshine and white sand beaches. It’s a popular holiday destination for divers from around the world throughout the year.
The unique landscapes of Lanzarote set it apart from the other Canary Islands. Long sunny days, pristine beaches, warm temperatures, a relaxed atmosphere, variety of dives sites and great visibility attract visitors throughout the year. And it’s only four hours from the UK.
Lying just north of Venezuela, Bonaire is a perfect year round family destination, with little rainfall, a village feel and much to see and do. Undoubtedly the shore diving capital of the world, this is a also great choice for those wanting to learn to dive, and photographers.
Destination: ABC Islands
This small, rugged sub-tropical island in the south Atlantic is blessed with fascinating history, a wealth of wildlife found nowhere else on earth, and fabulous marine life encounters. Diving is offered year round, with whale sharks making an appearance December to March.
Destination: St Helena
Known as ‘The Four Kings’, Raja Ampat is an archipelago of majestic islands at the epicentre of the Coral Triangle. Relatively unexplored until recently, it is the most biodiverse marine region on earth and is now at the top of many divers’ wish lists.
Surrounded by the longest barrier reef in the hemisphere, Roatan offers much for divers. Highlights include possible whale sharks sightings, excellent wrecks, deep fissures, peaceful eel gardens and shallow terraces where countless macro photo opportunities abound.
Discover the many wonders of Curaçao, an island nation with a rich heritage and thriving culture, colourful diving, great beaches and more. Ideal for families, divers and snorkellers, the island is outside of the hurricane belt and can be visited year-round.
Destination: ABC Islands
A sleepy backwater and remnant of the old Swahili coast, Mafia Island is reminiscent of the Zanzibar of thirty years ago. Chole Bay’s clear waters offer wonderful snorkelling, sailing and swimming, while outside the bay are some of the richest reefs in the world.