Every dive is always different, but always incredibly exciting. Discover a hushed, sometimes magical, fascinating and mysterious world and a colorful life is a unique and indescribable experience. From Mexico to Tanzania, from the Canary Islands to Thailand, we have found 10 destinations ideal for scuba diving in full respect of the environment, staying in eco-friendly hotels and resorts.

Scuba diving in Mexico

Scuba diving in Mexico

Costa Maya is a very popular destination among divers, here you can discover coral reefs full of marine life and evocative wrecks. Thanks to the excellent visibility, it is a spectacular place to admire coral formations, barracudas, manta rays and many other species.

Where to stay: Mayan Beach Garden is located on a private stretch of beach away from the crowds and not far from the Costa Maya. Water sports equipment can be rented.

The abysses of Thailand

The abysses of Thailand

There are many sites in Thailand where scuba diving is possible. In Phang Nga you will easily find a dive center that will allow you to dive into the crystal clear waters and admire turtles, colorful fish and a truly incredible world.

Where to stay: The Hideout Koh Yao Noi is a wonderful ecological refuge where you can sleep among the trees in luxurious and comfortable rooms, made with natural materials.

In the islands of Hawaii

In the islands of Hawaii

The sea of ​​the Hawaiian islands are home to fish unique in the world, this incredible destination has the highest concentration of endemic species than any other marine ecosystem in the world. On the island of Kauai, for example, you can go scuba diving and meet the Anampses chrysocephalus, the Hawaiian green turtles and many other inhabitants of the sea.

Where to stay: in the island you will find a romantic and eco-friendly accommodation, perfect for a holiday far from the world.

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia
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The Great Barrier Reef stretches for 2600 kilometers along the coast of Australia and is so large that it can be seen from space. 1500 species of fish, more than 1000 wrecks and its varied wild life make it the marine equivalent of the Amazon Rainforest.

Where to stay: Thala Beach is the perfect choice, its comfortable and elegant rooms are in fact close to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba diving in Tanzania

Scuba diving in Tanzania

Pangani is still a little known destination of Tanzania and, with its white beaches and crystal clear water, allows you to enjoy the utmost tranquility in a remote place. Two of the most popular activities are snorkelling and scuba diving in the famous Maziawe Island Marine Park.

Where to stay: Tembo Kijani EcoLodge will let you discover all the flavors and aromas of Africa, providing comfortable accommodation by the sea and surrounded by wildlife.

In Costa Rica

Costa Rica

One of the most exciting activities that can be practiced in Costa Rica is scuba diving. In the country you will find numerous ideal spots for beginners that can admire hammerhead sharks, turtles, giant manta rays, sea eagles, and many species of pelagic fish.

Where to stay: Hotel Cabinas Las Olas offers all the services you need for an unforgettable holiday on the beautiful white sand beach of Playa Avellanas.

The Azores sea

The Azores sea
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The archipelago of the Azores Islands, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, offers numerous low-cost and still surprising possibilities for scuba diving. Black walls and caves host numerous and colorful marine species, creating a truly indescribable panorama. The Azores are also famous for the possibility of sharkdiving, that is diving with pelagic sharks.

Where to stay: just 200 meters from the coast, on the island of Terceira, there are romantic natural wood tents inside a farm that grows bananas.

Scuba diving in Lanzarote

Scuba diving in Lanzarote
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The Canary Islands are a true paradise for scuba diving. Their waters are renowned for their clarity and ideal temperature and the seabed presents a biodiversity of great value. In Lanzarote you can dive in the wrecks of Puerto del Carmen or between the rocky and sandy bottoms of La Burrera.

Where to stay: Finca De Arrieta is located only 200 meters from the sea and offers comfortable accommodation for a rural holiday.

Diving in the Island of Elba

Diving in the Island of Elba

Even in Italy there are many places to do amazing scuba diving. The sea lovers will find in the backdrops of the Island of Elba a unique spectacle: caves, wrecks and walls that sink into the blue are home to many and colorful forms of life.

Where to stay: in the enchanting Viticcio bay and in the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, the Hotel Scoglio Bianco is a accommodation attentive to the environment that overlooks the limpid sea of the Island of Elba.

In Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea

Our journey through the depths of the marine world ends with a remote and charming destination. The sea of Papua New Guinea is home to pinnacles, remains of ancient volcanoes, corals, giant sponges, barracudas, tuna, sharks, gorgonians and much more.

Where to stay: choose your bungalow or tree house at this resort surrounded by rainforest and near the Pacific Ocean.

Ready to discover an incredible world?

 


Author: Chiara Marras

Sono Chiara, 25 anni, una laurea in tasca e tanti progetti in mente. Credo fortemente nel web come punto di scambio e divulgazione e penso che uno dei temi più urgenti in questo momento sia l'eco-sostenibilità. Perché allora non riscoprire il viaggio come unione con la natura e con la cultura locale?
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