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Caribbean

From the time that foreign voyagers first plied the Caribbean Sea, the area has attracted adventurers, and in recent times, adventuresome scuba divers. With hundreds of islands, each with a special charm, the Caribbean and scuba exploration go hand-in-hand. You’ll find old wrecks, new wrecks, coral reefs, sheer walls, gentle drop offs and fabulous pinnacles to investigate. You can dive from shore, from dive boats or spend your days diving from a liveaboard. Warm, clear water, beautiful beaches and a laid-back pace make the Caribbean a good dive holiday choice.

Best Scuba Diving in Caribbean

Bayahibe

Diving in Bayahibe is generally easy. Most of the reefs just offshore and the protected side of Saona Island have little to no current. The currents are stronger at Shark Point, Catalina Island and the western side of Saona Island, giving a good mix of beginner and advanced level diving. Don’t forget about the freshwater caves. These are easy enough for advanced...

Puerto Plata Sosua

Diving on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is far different from that of the southern coast. The Atlantic Ocean tends to be rougher than the Caribbean Sea and many of the dive sites are deeper. However, Sosúa offers a unique environment that makes Atlantic diving accessible to even the most novice divers. Here current is minimal and most of the colorful...

La Romana Saona Island

With little to no current at its nearby reefs, scuba diving in La Romana is fairly easy. Saona Island has a mix of advanced and beginner dives. Its protected western side offers shallow reefs whereas its eastern side has stronger currents, bringing in larger fish. And don’t forget about the freshwater caves. While easy enough for advanced divers, tec divers will...

Punta Cana

The coastline of Punta Cana is home to the longest reef in the country which stretches north to Bavaro. Here you’ll find an exciting variety of dive environments from caves and canyons to shallow reefs and wrecks. Night diving is a popular excursion in front of Punta Cana Resort. Nearly all of the dive sites in the area are shallow, making this a great place to pick...

Samana

Diving on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is far different from that of the southern coast. The Atlantic Ocean tends to be rougher than the Caribbean Sea and the visibility is severely impacted. However, Samana Bay and nearby Las Galeras and Las Terrenas have become popular diving destinations as a consequence of their above-the-water appeal. In most of...

Santo Domingo Boca Chica

While Santo Domingo and Boca Chica may not be the most desirable destinations in the Dominican Republic, they do offer some of the best dive sites around the island. This is due to the area’s protected bay and nearby Underwater National Park. In addition, Santo Domingo has long been a center of commerce in the New World, so it follows that many historical wrecks sit...

Juan Dolio

Juan Dolio has the advantage of being a safe and gorgeous resort area and also having wonderful underwater environments to explore. Because of the protected bay and nearby protected marine areas, diving in the area is easy and enjoyable.Just off-shore, where the waves break before entering the Juan Dolio bay, you will find a well-preserved reef with a variety of life...

Carriacou

Found near Venezuela and on the border between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Grenada’s little sister, Carriacou, offers some of the best diving in the Caribbean. Amazing shipwrecks, colorful reefs and exciting drifts make this tiny island a diver’s wonderland.Of the island’s 20 dive sites, 15 are located within the Sandy Island / Oyster Bay Marine...

St George Island

St George Island

One of the biggest draws to Grenada’s waters are the abundance of excellent wreck dives found deep within. Some of the very best are the MV Veronica, the MV Shakem, and the Bianca C. The massive Bianca C, locally referred to as the “Titanic of the Caribbean,” is particularly popular with advanced and technical divers. Want to see the reefs? Grenada’s Marine Protected...

Abaco Islands 2

Located among the calm and shallow Abaco Sea, the Abaco Islands feature easy diving in colorful environments. The coral reefs here are pristine and protected, giving them the added benefit of healthy marine life. They are also quite shallow. Consequently, this is a great place for beginners to get comfortable in their fins. Don’t worry. Advanced divers will have...