5 Incredible Scuba Diving Experiences
This summer, see what’s happening beneath the waves. From Bermuda to Belize, discover some of the best scuba diving experiences in the world.
Bermuda: The Shipwreck Capital of the World
Take a diving adventure through the shipwreck capital of the world. With an estimated 300 wrecks, Bermuda is a prime dive destination with much to see below the water, including reef sites full of aquatic life. This unique diving experience is unlike most because of its close proximity to shore. Only being about 30-70 feet off the coast, Bermuda’s dive sites are easily accessible to guests who want to see the island from a different perspective.
South Walton, Florida: Underwater Art
Dive into a whole new world filled with art and culture off the coast of South Walton, Florida. The Underwater Museum of Art features seven permanent art installations and encourages the development of marine life in the area. This one-of-a-kind diving experience allows divers to not only experience a museum under 50-60 feet of water but also see the habitats developing under the sea. A prime tourism attraction, UMA also serves as an essential component in a larger effort to grow a healthy marine environment in the area. Additional sculptures will be included in the next few months as part of their second art installation.
Grand Cayman: Diving In Paradise
With over 365 dive sites, Cayman invites guests to dive through the crystal clear waters and explore the Kittiwake Wreck, artificial reefs, wall diving, Stingray City, and more. Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa ensures that all of their guests have the opportunity to explore the seafloor by working with Red Sail Sports to pick up guests on the beach and take them to see some of the most amazing diving locations in the Caribbean.
Allegro Cozumel: Ultimate Scuba
With its crystal-clear waters and its privileged location close to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Cozumel and scuba exploration go hand-in-hand. The rich concentration of marine life in the area attracts adventuresome scuba divers year after year and there’s no better place for a budget-friendly diving vacation than at Allegro Cozumel. This recently renovated all-inclusive resort provides an array of experiences both above and under the sea. The best part? It all costs under $200 per night.
Additionally, the resort’s Ultimate Dive Experience Package caters exclusively to avid divers. It includes one free boat dive and tank per day for up to three divers (additional tanks at a special rate). Also, you get accommodation at an exclusive section of the resort close to the beach, as well as additional perks. Dive enthusiasts visiting the destination can also enjoy a unique night diving tour. Bookable via the property’s on-site dive shop, it allows divers to see various creatures that hide from the daylight.
Belize: The Great Blue Hole
Belize is most well-known in the dive community for the Great Blue Hole. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and a tremendous underwater sinkhole. Take the experience up a notch with Victoria House’s heli-dive. You’ll be able to marvel at the site from the air and under the water all in one shot. You’ll leave from the resort’s helipad to enjoy miles of unspoiled beauty across the Belize Barrier Reef System. Here, you’ll see secluded islands, mangrove-covered cays, and diverse marine life. Disembark at a private cay. Then, a waiting boat takes you to three amazing dive sites: Great Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, and The Aquarium.