Overseas Travel FAQs

So you’ve decided that your next dive trip is going to go well outside your comfort zone, and take place in some beautiful and tropical corner of the world. Considering the number of scuba sites that are located in pristine and travel-worthy destinations, this isn’t a bad idea – world travel and scuba diving tend…

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Is a Liveaboard Dive Trip For You?

There’s something exotic about waking up every morning in the middle of open waters, being guided to some of the most remote dive sites in the world, and launching on a worldly expedition that’s accompanied by travelers who are as fanatic about diving as you are. This is essentially what it’s like to stay on…

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Printable Dive Trip Checklist

It’s oh-so-exciting to start packing for your much anticipated dive trip, whether it’s to a new destination or one we’ve been to before. However, in the  mad scramble to water the plants, drop the dog off at the kennel, respond to those last few important work emails and fit everything into a suitcase the airlines…

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Maldives: A Thousand Islands, a Thousand Opportunities

If you’ve ever seen a calendar showcasing fabulous tropical beaches, chances are at least one of the images was of a Maldives beach. While known for its coral atolls, breath-taking beaches and azure seas, the abundance of marine life underwater is catching divers’ attention. This archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean is not well known…

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Diving the World’s Largest Living Thing: Australia

There is arguably nothing more thrilling for worldly scuba divers than the opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef, or GBR as it’s known by locals and frequent visitors. Hailed as the world’s “largest living thing,” GBR is the brass ring for reef and wreck divers of all skill levels, and every trip presents a…

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Diving Komodo: More Than Dragons

While the giant, predatory lizards put Komodo on the map, Komodo was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011 for its lack of human alterations, beauty and ecological significance. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some say visiting here is like visiting Bali 20 years ago. Komodo is part…

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Bali: Ancient Wonders Above, Natural Wonders Below

Bali is an island province of Indonesia known for ancient Buddhist temples, architecture and lovely people. It is a highlight of arts, including wood and metal working, traditional and modern dance, painting, leatherwork and sculpture. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful islands the world. Bali has been in the…

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A Truly Exotic Dive Experience: Manado, Indonesia

When it comes to truly exotic diving destinations, it’s hard to beat Manado and Lembeh Island. Featuring a wealth of right-priced diving resorts, and blooming tropical landscapes both underwater and on land, this northeastern corner of Indonesia deserves its glowing reputation from worldly divers. Wall dives, drift diving, and incredible macro photography are all available,…

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Thailand: From Siam to Smiles, World Class Travel

This Southeast Asian is called the “Land of a Thousand Smiles” and is known for reasonable prices, warm and welcoming people, miles of tropical beaches, rainforests, cultural attractions, and of course — spectacular scuba diving. East or West? Along the southern peninsula is where you will find access to most of Thailand diving, which offers…

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Diving the Philippines – 7,100 Islands in the “Coral Triangle”

Imagine having the freedom to discover more than 7,100 islands and thousands of miles of coastline with a single diving vacation – how on earth could you possibly see it all? This is the dilemma that divers face when they visit the Philippines. As part of the “Coral Triangle,” the Philippines arguably has more dive…

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