If you are a more discerning scuba diver for whom money is not an issue, there are some fantastically luxurious scuba dive destinations in exotic places around the globe where you can enjoy fabulous diving and 5* service all the way. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Palau in Micronesia is renowned for the quality of its diving. Scuba enthusiasts can enjoy exploring the warm tropical waters that are full of abundant marine life including sharks, manta rays, barracudas, seahorses, turtles and a vast array of more than thirteen hundred tropical fish species.
Palau is also known for its famous Jelly Fish lake where you can snorkel besides thousands of little jelly fish. You do not have to worry about getting stung because in the thousands of years evolution decided that these jellies do not have to sting because they do not have any natural predators in the lake.
Palau offers everything a keen scuba diver could wish for: there are walls of coral reef rising up hundreds of feet from the ocean floor, beautiful coral gardens, and plenty of World War II wrecks on the ocean floor.
The Maldives in the Indian Ocean are top of most people’s luxury travel destinations and with some of the best reef diving in the world, are definitely worth a visit. Plan a scuba diving trip to the Maldives and you can explore spectacular reefs populated by a vibrant array of marine life, before relaxing in a luxurious villa on a white sandy beach. Experienced divers can enjoy the more challenging drift dives or spend a few relaxing days on a live aboard.
Mexico is one of the most commonly known luxury dive destinations in the world. The spectacular Mesoamerican barrier reef (which is the second biggest reef system in the world) stretches for hundreds of miles along the Mexican coastline, and with plenty of luxurious dive resorts located in Costa Maya, Cozumel and Cancun, you will not be short of ideas for a luxury scuba diving getaway.
The Caribbean is certainly a luxurious holiday destination for most people, but for keen scuba divers, it also has a tempting array of 5* dive resorts. Imagine having your own personal concierge at hand and a well-stocked fridge full of every tempting morsel you can think of, plus a living room looking out over a stretch of exquisitely blue water lapping on a pristine white beach.
Wake up in the morning and jump under the outdoor shower or relax in your private Jacuzzi. Well book a scuba diving trip to the Cayman Islands and you can enjoy all that and more! Other luxurious dive resorts can be found in the Bahamas, the Dutch Antilles, Trinidad, St Lucia and of course scuba diving Walhalla Belize.
Wakatobi, an archipelago of four tiny islands in Indonesia, offers scuba divers some of the most spectacular coral reef diving in the world, and with a combination of crystal clear turquoise water, white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees, you can combine a luxury tropical getaway with some of the finest scuba diving there is.
The Wakatobi Dive Resort has its own private landing strip and offers 5* luxury service, and unlimited diving opportunities. The area is also known for its ample macro-photography opportunity’s and the area attracts many underwater photographers from all over the world.