Australia boasts numerous world-class diving opportunities including the Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo, Rowley Shoals and the Neptune Islands, all best explored by liveaboard. Further afield visit Christmas Island, an Australian outpost famous for its whale sharks and red crab migration.
Known as the soft coral capital of the world, the islands of Fiji have a huge range of quality dive sites and plenty of top side adventure. The amazingly diverse marine life includes large pelagic species, cetaceans, thousands of fish, hundreds of corals and an infinite variety of macro life.
With more ocean than land, some of Micronesia’s best sights are underwater. There are more than 2000 islands spread over five million kilometres of the Pacific, many of which do not appear on world maps. Each island group has its own culture and character as well as diving highlights including manta rays, sharks and wrecks.
Aotearoa – land of the long white cloud – lies like a jewel in the South Pacific Ocean. The variety of diving that New Zealand offers is simply stunning, and the geographical diversity also offers the non-diver plenty of options.
Papua New Guinea, also known as the ‘land of the unexpected’, is one of the most exciting, remote and adventurous places on the planet. Here you will find deep and shallow reefs, coral walls, sheer drops, atolls, passages, lagoons and an incredible number of wrecks. We recommend as much time as possible to explore this adventurous destination.
Tourism is only starting to discover this precious part of the Pacific. Travelling to the Solomon Islands remains an adventure even today, but those who make the effort will not be disappointed. The islands have a well deserved reputation as being amongst the world’s best destinations for scuba divers and snorkellers.
French Polynesia, or Tahiti after the largest island, is in the middle of the South Pacific and blends French chic with Pacific charm. Its 118 islands are as varied as they are numerous, with coral atolls, volcanic peaks, palm fringed beaches and tumbling waterfalls, surrounded by aqua blue waters.
The Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago of over 170 islands relatively unchanged since its discovery in the 17th century. A culturally authentic destination with a relaxing pace of life, there is plenty to experience here. Only a fraction of the reefs have been explored, offering divers plenty to discover.