Solomon Islands: Untouched by 20th Century Development

Here’s a secret: If you want a world-class, unspoiled dive destination all to yourself, consider the Solomon Islands. Situated between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in the south Pacific, this tropical archipelago of almost 1,000 islands has remained almost untouched by commercial development. Since the islands are in such a remote area, the diving remains…

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Papua New Guinea: Culture as Diverse as the Diving

More than 800 indigenous languages are spoken here among its more than 7 million people who mostly still live in their rural, tribal communities. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world and one of the least explored. You can even visit a skull cave in some areas, where…

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Fiji: Soft Coral Capital of the World

You’ve definitely seen breath-taking photos of Fiji if you’ve ever picked up a travel magazine or hit a website. Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific that offers natural beauty, stunning beaches, crystalline water, and friendly and fun locals within its archipelago of more than 300 islands. The main islands are Viti Levu…

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The Galapagos: Dive the Evolutionary Melting Pot

An island chain so far from human influence that in addition to unique plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, the animals who live here developed no natural fear of humans. This 19-island chain about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador inspired Charles Darwin to develop the theory of natural selection when…

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Bonaire: Epic Shore Diving Galore

Image this:  You roll out of bed in your hotel or bungalow, woof down a quick (or a leisurely one – your choice), and head out to your rental truck. Throw however many tanks you’ll need for the day into the back, and head out. Using the map provided by the Bonaire National Marine Park,…

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Curacao: A Shore Diver’s Dream

Imagine taking a drive around a stunning Caribbean island, pulling up to an unpopulated beach, and being steps away from incredible shore diving that’s ripe with vibrant corals and crowds of exotic marine life. Well, this pretty dream is effectively everyday life in Curacao. Located about 40 miles north of the Venezuelan coast, and part…

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Spectacular Pinnacle Diving in the “Unspoiled Queen” – Welcome to Saba

Even for non-white-knuckle flyers, flying into one of the shortest commercial runways in the world, ending just meters from a cliff jutting out over the ocean, can be a bit of a jolt. Known as “The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean,” Saba is a tiny Caribbean island that is part of the Netherlands. Sitting atop…

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The Diverse Virgin: St. Croix and No Passport Required

The largest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix, is 28 miles long with a rainforest on the west end and cactus on the east. U.S. citizens do not need a passport because the U.S. Virgin Islands are an unincorporated U.S. territory. The Diving Often overlooked by divers, St. Croix has the largest living…

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Diving the “Nature Island” – Welcome to Dominica

You might forget you’re in the Caribbean and assume you’re in Kauai or Fiji while visiting Dominica! Dominica, home to eight volcanoes, is covered with lush rainforests and hundreds of waterfalls and rivers, along with two boiling lakes. Thermal springs can be found throughout the island, including underwater. An unspoiled and rugged beauty, Dominica is…

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The Cayman Islands: Visibility, Visibility, Visibility

When it comes to diving in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands are generally considered one of the best places for excellent year-round visibility, limited more by your eyesight than any underwater conditions. This group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea, about 100 miles south of Cuba, offers you a chance to relax without being…

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