Caribbean Scuba Diving

Caribbean Scuba Diving

Feel the Magnetism of Adventure

Caribbean Beach

Caribbean scuba diving has an exotic magnetism that has lured divers from all over the world for a long time. When most people think of the Caribbean they think of Caribbean pirates like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan, tails of sunken treasures, or turquoise waters on a white sandy beach lined with palm trees. To divers, Caribbean diving holidays means diving some of the best dive sites in the world. From the Florida Keys and the Bahamas to Bonaire, the Caribbean has hundreds of dive destinations.

Divers from every skill level can find their kind of diving in the Caribbean. You may just like hanging out on a coral reef surrounded by hundreds of colorful tropical fish. Or perhaps you prefer exploring a long forgotten ship wreck, lying peacefully on the ocean bottom. Regardless of the type of diving you like, you can find it in the Caribbean.

Many people plan a Caribbean scuba diving vacation to complete open water training to become divers. Experienced divers can upgrade their skill level in specialized certifications.

Map of the Caribbean Sea

If you look a map of the Caribbean, you'll see hundreds of islands. Some of these islands are still uninhabited. Many have developed to enable divers to plan great Caribbean scuba vacations. There are also many coastal regions in South Florida, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras that are also world class dive destinations.

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Caribbean diving holidays can bring you face to face with many fascinating marine animals. You can see giant mantas, dolphins, manatees, or if you are real lucky, you might even spot a whale or two.

The Caribbean offers classic coral reef diving combined with superb visibility and calm, warm waters. Add to this the different kinds marine animals that live in the Caribbean Sea; you'll see why the Caribbean has been a favorite dive destination for a long time.

Caribbean Dolphines

Caribbean Scuba Diving by Island

Let's start our Caribbean diving holiday with a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean known as the Leeward Islands (the yellow shaded area in the above map). These islands start with the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and run south down to Dominica. There are many great dive destinations hidden within this small group of islands.

Puerto Rico
St. Maarten/St. Martin
Sint Eustatius
St Thomas USVI
St John USVI
Tortola and the BVI

There are many more great dive destinations around the Caribbean Sea.

Key Largo, Fl.

Traveling to the Caribbean

Getting to any of these great Caribbean islands is just a hop, skip and a jump (about a four hour flight) from anywhere on the east coast of the United States. There are international airports in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. You can make connecting flights to other islands using local air carriers. Check around for air fare and hotel prices because they will vary. You can search for cheap airline tickets @ and get the best deals to the Caribbean and other worldwide destinations.

Flying from Europe will take about eight to ten hours, depending on where you are departing from. Diving in warm, clear Caribbean waters or just kicking back on the beach with a nice cocktail (you know, the ones with the little umbrellas) will make that long flight well worth the effort. Enjoy.

Caribbean Angel Fish

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