Tropical Paradises for Divers

Ready to get away to a tropical destination? If you’re an avid scuba diver, you might want to consider a location that will also allow you to get in some high-quality diving time.

There are countless spots around the world that will provide you with some breathtakingly beautiful diving opportunities. But here are a few of the spots that are consistently rated as being among the best tropical diving sites.

Eilat, Israel

Israel is probably not the first country you’d think of when considering a diving vacation, but the Red Sea holds some incredible natural wonders, and has consistent water temperatures between 70 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, with few currents and fantastic visibility. This makes it a comfortable and relatively easy diving spot for people of all experience levels. The significant amount of reef restoration that has been done by marine biologists in the country has made the area especially vibrant in the last decade or so.


This island in the Dutch Caribbean has been a major diving destination for decades. You’ll get 100 feet of visibility all year round at any of the 86 marked diving sites you have to choose from. The region has a whopping 469 species of fish and lots of different types of coral. It may be a small area, but there’s so much to explore, and many divers come back to Bonaire over and over again.

Cairns, Australia

Cairns is the main point of entrance to the Great Barrier Reef, and if you’re looking for a must-see international diving site, you should get yourself to that reef before it’s too late. Unfortunately, pollution and climate change are doing some significant damage to this natural wonder, which means future generations may not have the opportunity to see it in all its glory. There are plenty of other things to do in the Cairns area as well, but be sure to take advantage of its unique diving opportunities while you still can!

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora offers two very unique diving experiences—inside the lagoon and outside the lagoon. Outside the lagoon is the Tapu dive site, which is popular because of its abundance of sharks and humpback whales. Inside the lagoon, meanwhile, there are plenty of moray eels, giant clams, sea anemones and tropical fish to catch your attention, with eagle rays that will occasionally swim right past or above you. It’s a remarkable experience.

Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most biologically diverse and interesting places in the world. About 20 percent of all marine life in the Galapagos is found nowhere else in the world, so this is bound to be a diving experience unlike any other you’ve ever had. Don’t miss Darwin Arch!

These are just a few of the most famous and well-reviewed tropical dive sites around the world, but there are plenty of other options that will give you a tremendous experience. Contact Northeast Scuba today for more information about diving in Massachusetts and beyond.

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