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Central America

Central America is a very narrow isthmus of southern North America extending from Mexico to Panama.

Best Scuba Diving in Central America

Belize

Belize packs a hemisphere’s worth of adventure within its borders. Located between Mexico and Guatemala, this is the perfect destination for exploration, relaxation and romance. Best Scuba Diving Spots in Belize Belize Sea Life There are about 70 types of hard corals and around 400 species of fish in Belize. Expect hawksbill and loggerhead turtles, giant jewfish...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica literally translates to “Rich Coast,” an apt name for a country surrounded by oceans. On the Pacific side, offshore islands defined by their underwater pinnacles, such as Cocos Island and the Bat and Catalina Islands in Guanacaste, offer up enticing shark and manta ray encounters. These destinations boast heavy currents, making them more suitable for...

Honduras

Honduras

The Bay Islands are nestled in the southwest corner of the Caribbean, about 48 kilometers/30 miles north of Honduras. The outstanding reef systems draw divers from all over the world, and the islands have become a veritable hive of dive activity. Part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the islands of Roatan and Utila in...

Mexico

Mexico

Mexico’s two coasts are ripe for underwater exploration. You can discover the vast kelp forests of the Pacific, the hidden reefs of the Sea of Cortez and the Yucatan peninsula, and shipwrecks in the Caribbean. Pelagic-lovers will also be pleased with Mexico’s breeding grounds and sites boasting heavy currents.Not all of the dives in Mexico are out in the salty seas...

Guatemala

Guatemala may not host the plethora of diving locations you find in Honduras or Belize. However, if you happen to be in Guatemala and hold a dive certification, the country is home to a variety of unique sites. These sites present training challenges in the form of both altitude and freshwater diving. Guatemala’s premiere dive area is Lake Atitlán. This lake was...

Nicaragua

Nicaragua has some of the most well-preserved and secluded dive spots in the world. From the rock reefs of San Juan del Sur in the Pacific to the untouched corals of the Corn Islands off the Atlantic coast, Nicaragua offers diverse, world-class diving. You can swim with eels, angors, sharks, rays, groupers, and African pompano along the 12 km stretch of reef in the...

Panama

If any of your conversations with fellow divers begin with “I’ve always wanted to…,” then chances are you should visit Panama. With one of the most biodiverse ranges in the world, Panama may have every type of environment on offer to suit virtually every diver. You can dive in two different oceans in one day and see two completely different underwater marvels in the...