Diver Friendly Hotels

For the lovers of the underwater world there are some wonderful resorts and hotels that offer some great accommodations for divers.  Besides great service and comfort, divers can be very specific guests.  Offering them extremely high professional service is something many hotels strive to do.  There are plenty of thematic hotels in beautiful surroundings catering to divers.  Let’s look at some of the best diver friendly hotels around the world.

Lizard Island in Australia

It’s a resort located on the Great Barrier Reef, a beautiful place where every sense receives pleasure in this environment.   You have to see it to believe it.  Located in the National Park System, guarantees that the ecosystem is well looked after.  This is one of the best places in the world to enjoy diving.  Luxury accommodations after your diving experience.  The hotel has beautiful rooms and expert service, don’t forget to check out some of the great food and famous Australian wines.  Here is a walkthrough of the resort.

Jade Mountain Resort in St Lucia

Just one look at this place with its wonderful surroundings will leave you absolutely speechless.  If this is not added to your must see bucket list then it should be.  Located between Petit Piton and the Gros mountains, you can relax in luxury accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of city noise.  With mountains in the background and the Caribbean Sea in front of you, not only will you be treated like royalty but there is some incredible diving here.  Who knows you may be able to find a shipwreck or two.  Enjoy the delectable seafood and beautiful sunshine.

Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa in French Polynesia

The Hotel Kia Ora is an absolute paradise that can be found in the tropical area of French Polynesia.  This is a diver’s paradise so you need to make sure that you make your reservations early, this hotel fills up fast.  There are more than 60 villas and bungalows all of them with an incredible view of the turquoise water.  Here is where you can dive with sharks and dolphins and a whole variety of tropical sea life.   If you are an experienced diver your party can hit the water whenever you like from the dock of your private bungalow.  This place is ideal for groups or as a honeymoon destination.  The climate is perfect and the service is superb!

There are plenty of luxury hotels around the world that cater to divers but these three combine the luxury you want with some incredible exotic locations that allow you to experience a unique dive.

Best Places to Dive in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has some of the most outstanding scuba diving in the entire world and it really doesn’t matter where you go there is someplace nearby to dive.  But some places are a bit better than others so let’s look at the best places to dive in the Caribbean.

Belize

Belize is a hotspot for divers from all over the world, it has the second largest barrier reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  There are  more than 180 miles of reef for divers to explore, you could spend a year here and still not experience everything.  The underwater visibility is great and there are mild temperatures all year long.  You can dive the world famous Blue Hole and check out an underwater cave system complete with stalagmites and stalactites.  There are plenty of fish and you can dive near a mangrove island.  If you haven’t been to Belize yet, then what are you waiting for?

The Cayman Islands

This has long been a destination for divers and tourist visiting the Caribbean.  There are more than 200 dive sites all around the islands, so you have no shortage of choices.  The dive sites vary in degree of difficulty but there is something for everyone, from the newbie diver to the very experienced.  Bring along an underwater camera to grab some pictures of the incredible reefs that you can find here.  Check out Bloody Bay Marine Park where the coral goes from 20 feet to 6,000 feet deep.

Bonaire

This is often overlooked as a destination for divers, who often head to Belize or the Caymans instead but there are plenty of dive sites here for you to enjoy.  There are more than 50 shore dives, where you can park at the side of the road and slap on your gear and go diving.  Bear in mind there is a cost, you need to buy a “Nature Tag” that only costs $25 before you head out.  Divers of all ability can dive here with no problems.

Saba

The Dutch Island has some outstanding diving sites.  There is an incredible marine park set in a volcanic marinescape.  There is plenty of coral and tropical fish and the water around Saba is a comfortable temperature.  You can get here from St Maarten by small plane or a ferry.  It is definitely one of the smaller more intimate island, there will be less tourists than you will find in other parts of the Caribbean.