Now that you've had a look at our Top 10 Diving Hotels Worldwide, dive into some additional great choices. We feature waterfront resorts all over the world, from the Cayman Islands to Australia.
Lizard Island Resort
to the largest collection of coral reefs in the world
(with more than 400 varieties of coral), the Great Barrier
Reef is...Read the full review.
Turneffe Island Resort
Seventy recognized dive sites and three dives a day make Turneffe Island Resort a favorite with divers. Adrift off...Read the full review.
Bonaire Buddy Dive Resort
The "B" of the ABC Islands (A=Aruba, C=Curacao), Bonaire is one of the Caribbean's least tourist-developed and least...Read the full review.
Cobalt Coast Dive Resort
Ah, the serenity of the Caribbean: tranquil settings, spectacular views, inviting waters. It's all here at the Cobalt Coast Dive...Read the full review.
Sharm el Sheikh
Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Sharm el Sheik is an extraordinary diving destination in the Red Sea, Egypt, on the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula surrounded by three protected nature areas. Crystal clear waters, magnificent corals, exotic underwater flora and rare tropical fish are just some of the gems you'll discover when you don your wetsuit here. Renowned for its small, intimate hotels, The Camel Dive Club & Hotel, situated in the heart of Sharm el Sheikh’s Na'ama Bay, offers guided dives by PADI-certified instructors from the shore or from boats as well as a variety of dive packages including full or half-day diving. For those with a greater sense of adventure, night and wreck dives are also available. Specially-designed floating platforms allow you to cross the reef and enter the water safely. Chill out in the Red Sea on the dive boats complete with shaded areas and a saloon. Buffet lunches are served on board.
Vatulele Island Resort
Given its stage-like perfection, Vatulele Island Resort was unsurprisingly co-founded by a TV producer. Of all the...Read the full review.
Kasawari Lembeh Resort
Although Indonesia is a long trip for most diving enthusiasts, there's great diving throughout the year (the cooler months...Read the full review.
Wakatobi Dive Resort
something especially appealing about a resort with its
own "house reef." Especially when that reef
features a...Read the full review.
Mounu Island Resort
six-and-a-half-acre atoll is designed to be an eco-resort,
recycling the rain water and using solar power. Mounu
Island, part of the only monarchy in the South Pacific,
is one of a 176-island archipelago. Surrounding the
locale are pristine waters with 70 meters of visibility
and ample sea life including pacific reef fish, soft
corals, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, nudibranchs and
sea snakes. But the main star of this part of the sea
is the humpback whale. Tonga is one of the few places
in the world that permits "swimming" with
these majestic mammals. Prime viewing season is between
May to November when their 6,000 mile migratory path
wends through Tonga to Antartica. Don't be surprised
if you are woken up in the morning by whales singing.
Four fales (Tongan for house), constructed with coconut
poles and shingle roofs, allow you to enjoy your own
stretch of the white-sand beach.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
This isolated island property is a dream destination for scuba divers. Not only is the area home to intricate coral...Read the full review.
Velavaru Island Resort
that last lost corner of the world where no one will
find you? Velavaru Island Resort is one of only two
resorts in the Dhaalu Atoll, a chain of 1,190 coral
islets. Consider these waters your own exclusive playground
as you head out for daily morning and afternoon dives
with a choice from four to eight dives a day. In fact,
you can go for almost a week of unlimited diving without
visiting the same site twice. Traditional Maldivian
dhoni-style boats are used for all excursions, to destinations
such as Kuda Giri (a wonderland of red sponges and white
fan coral) and Madivaru Kandu (a narrow channel crossing
filled with sharks and eagle rays). Bungalows are just
steps from the beach, and offer courses from the Banyantree
Marine Center including open water, dive master and
PADI adventure dives.
Badian Island Resort & Spa
Located on the southwest side of the island, this resort offers sumptuous all-suite accommodation, a Thalasso spa and a...Read the full review.
Turtle Bay Dive Resort
Created by a family of divers with the needs of divers in mind, Turtle Bay is one of the Philippines' top destinations...Read the full review.
TURKS & CAICOS
Turks & Caicos, British West Indies
Long known for their clear waters, white sand beaches and relaxing setting, the Turks & Caicos islands offer the perfect...Read the full review.
Kona Coast, Hawaii
Kona Aggressor II
for fun, we're listing one that isn't a dive resort: the Kona
Aggressor II. This eighty-foot
vessel — complete with salon, five double staterooms,
one quad room and a hot tub — belongs to the Aggressor
fleet, which hosts live-aboard dive holidays around
the world. Consider this a floating inn that will transport
you to the best dive sites off the Kona Coast of the
Big Island. Volcanic topography features lava tubes,
enormous craters and arches inhabited by turtles, mantas,
frogfish and fanciful Spanish Dancers. Besides a variety
of certification courses, you can also take underwater
photography and environmental diving classes. Standard
itineraries run from Saturday to Saturday.
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