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Aldabra Atoll Seychelles

Isolated in the tropical water of the South Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar and to the east of Africa, the ecosystem of Aldabra is unlike any in the world. The sheer size of the lagoon creates a dynamic with dramatic effects on all of its inhabitants.

Bora Bora French Polynesia
Caribbean Islands Caribbean Netherlands
Cocos Island Costa Rica

Out of the mist......appears the vertical cliffs of the island from the movie Jurassic Park. The cliffs are alive with waterfalls dropping to the rocks and ocean below. At any moment one expects to see a Brontosaurs poke its head from behind a towering palm. Sharks, sharks, sharks is what Cocos Island is all about. It is the large schools of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks that draw us to these waters.


Coiba National Park Costa Rica
Costa Rica Overview Costa Rica

This is a collection of articles written by Robert Aston, Denise Stansfield and others about this most exciting destination.

Diving in Indonesia Indonesia
Fakarava, Tuamotus French Polynesia

Tuamotu is the largest of the Polynesian archipelagos consisting of 76 islands and atolls spread over nearly 8,000 square miles. Over the last 10 years, the islands have come to life with the establishment of some 250 pearl farms and tourism based around rich scuba diving sites. Fakarava now joins Rangiroa, Manihi and Tikehau as an important dive destination.

Today, Fakarava, in the Tuamotu island group, remains one of the most remote dive destinations in French Polynesia. Speaking French here is definitely a plus. With one small dive lodge and one small "pension" and no restaurants, Fakarava is for the true adventurer. With the largest pass into the lagoon to be found anywhere in French Polynesia and with currents reaching five-knots, diving is for the more experienced.

Fernando de Noronha Brazil

Off the coast of Brazil is an island where the natural world is very protected. Very few divers are allowed in so as to not spoil the natural beauty.

Fiji Dive & Destination Guide Fiji

Fiji is one of the world's top dive destinations. Known for its impressive growth of soft coral that adorn vertical walls, mouths of caves and over-hangs, the multitude of colors is a diver and photographer's dreamland.

Warm, clear and abundant with marine life, the Fijian Islands is a must for the serious diver or photographer. With over 300 islands including the three largest islands of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, the choose of dive locations is extensive. The more than 50 dive operators scattered across the Fiji Islands range from small operators working with one or more resorts to facilities at major hotels.

Fiji provides a wide ranges of diving experiences, land excursions and tropical environments for serious divers and families alike. While some resorts are situated near the best dive sites, many require a fast boat and up to an hour ride in each direction. Dive operators vary from personal small boats to large specially designed dive boats. It is a premiere location to enjoy the excitement of the tropics while diving the best of the South Pacific.

French Polynesia French Polynesia

French Polynesia is located halfway between Los Angeles and Sydney in the South Pacific. Papeete is the major city and site of the international airport. there are three major island groups: the Society Islands (Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Maupiti and Bora Bora); the Tuamotu atolls (Rangiroa, Manihi, Mataiva and Fakarava); and the Marquesas islands. French Polynesia is scattered over 1.5 million square miles of ocean in the eastern south Pacific. It is 10 hours behind Greenwich mean time, 2 hours behind US Pacific Standard time (PST), and 20 hours behind Australian EST.

Islands of Micronesia Micronesia

This articles covers the best diving in the group of islands know as Micronesia. These include: Palau, Truk Lagoon, Yap, and Pohnpei.

La Paloma Lodge Costa Rica

La Paloma Lodge is the ultimate of adventures with one of the most biologically intense places on Earth

Layang-Layang Malaysia
Maldives Maldives
Manihi, Taumuto Archipelago French Polynesia
Marquesas French Polynesia
Mira Olas, Pavones Costa Rica

Mira Olas Lodge

Moorea French Polynesia

With its close proximity to Tahiti and its well-developed tourist trade, Moorea is by far the easiest dive destination. Simple plane connections can put you in the water the day of arrival and out without losing a day of diving. The island offers many other land-based activities and of course some very good pearl-buying opportunities.

MSG About Micronesia
New Britain Island and East of Lae Papua New Guinea
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas French Polynesia

Nuku Hiva is the largest island in the Marquesas and second only to the island of Tahiti. Isolated nearly 1,000 miles out into the Pacific, the Marquesas are a group of islands with their own culture and history. With only 2,400 inhabitants, high mountains, long valleys and isolated bays, Nuku Hiva is one of French Polynesia's most remote adventures.

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Rainbow Reef Resort Fiji

The Rainbow Reef Resort is situated on the southeastern side of Vanua Levu, a short boat ride from Taveuni. Several of Taveuni's dive operators are available to pickup and deliver you right to the Rainbow Reef in the world-famous Somosomo Straits. The resort is located on a 30-acre peninsula and faces due east towards Taveuni. It extends out into the Somosomo Straits and is the closest point across the straits. Hiking trails lead to surrounding beaches past panoramic lookouts.

Raja Ampat Indonesia

There is a very special place where the Pacific and Indian oceans meet and make up part of the Coral Triangle. At the confluence of these two massive bodies of water is an area so rich in marine life that the best scientists of the world are challenged to name the species. More different species of fish and corals can be seen on a single reef than in the entire Caribbean Sea.

Rancho Kapu, Peninsula de Osa Costa Rica
Rangiroa, Tuamotus French Polynesia
Roatan, Honduras Honduras
Socorro Islands Mexico

Isolated in the Pacific waters 225 miles south of Cabo San Lucas Baja and 400 miles west of Guadilahara is the Archipelago de Revillagigedo also known by the largest island, Socorro. This group of uninhabited islands affords spectacular pinnacle diving, large friendly Manta Rays and the unexpected visit by schools of Hammerhead sharks, Whale sharks and the occasional Humpback Whale.

Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

Nestled in the warm Equatorial South Pacific waters off the coast of New Guinea is the group of islands known as the Solomons. This chain of islands has long been known for their fierce headhunting tribes, which has led to the islands remaining isolated until only recently. These islands offer unspoiled diving adventures, with many areas virtually untouched.

Tahiti Iti French Polynesia
Utila Whalesharks Honduras

There are 11 dive shops and three resorts on Utila each with a dive operation. Considering the size of the island that is a large number of operations. Utila boasts that it is the cheapest diving in the world but actually there is a wide assortment of operations and pricing from bare bones to almost full-service diving. However, on most boats the dive staff does not take your tanks and some ladders are down right impossible to ascend.

Vanuatu Vanuatu

Five hundred miles to the west of Fiji is a group of 83 islands known as Vanuatu. It was previously called New Herbrides until it gained independence from the U.K and France in 1980. The Y-shaped group of islands supports primarily an agricultural society with more than eighty percent of the population growing food on traditionally owned land for personal consumption. The main island of Efate is the primary tourist destination with Espiritu Santo offering some of the best diving.