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Beautiful beach scene, Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia

There's more to life than diving, apparently, so what else is there to do during your dive holiday? What about security concerns? Visa requirements? Don't worry - we have taken care of all that for you.

For each of our dive destinations:

We have compiled a guide full of all the tourist information you could ever want for a scuba diving trip, such as:

  • How to Get There
  • Security and Safety
  • Codes of Behaviour
  • Dining Out and Entertainment
  • Local History and People

So check out all the dive travel information on your destination of choice. And remember, knowledge is power! ...

• Australia
Australia's Great Barrier Reef offers divers over 2,600 km of coral ecstasy and as many activities in which to engage on land. That's a lot of ground to cover. But whether you're looking to jump from an aeroplane at 14,000 ft, embark on a 4-wheel drive safari on the ground, lounge around on one of Cairns' northern beaches or feed giant cod at 25m below, we have what you're looking for ...

• Belize
Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize's combination of the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world, vast rainforests and dozens of ancient Mayan ruins to explore make it an ideal travel destination for both divers and non-divers alike. So whether it's immersing yourself in clear warm waters, jungle adventures or simply kicking back Caribbean style on the beach, Belize has it all....

• Burma - Myanmar
All our scuba liveaboards in Burma operate from Thailand, so you can board in Phuket or Ranong on the Thai side of the border. We will tell you all you need to know about obtaining your visa before heading off on your dive trip to the fabulous and boundless waters of the Mergui Archipelago and the pristine Burma Banks ...

• Costa Rica
Cocos island may be uninhabited and have nothing on it beyond dense vegetation and wildlife, but you will most likely be spending time, both before and after your Cocos liveaboard, on mainland Costa Rica. From soft sand beaches to the throbbing nightlife of San Jose, there are plenty of things to do on a dive vacation in Costa Rica. Recent years have seen an explosion in eco-tourism activities such as trekking, visiting volcanoes, exciting jungle canopy zip lines and, of course, jungle tours. Costa Rica is an equatorial paradise and one that deserves a few days beyond the amazing Cocos Islands...

• Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands are legendary as a destination for bio-diversity, both above and below the waves. Few lucky divers make it to this archipelago which promises incredible underwater encounters and truly unique diving holidays. With land visits assured, you will want to know more about these islands as well as your stopover in the Ecuadorian cities of Quito or Guayaquil ...

• Egypt
All of our Red Sea liveaboards and resorts are based in Egypt, a country with a more fascinating history than almost anywhere else. Many of the places of cultural interest are far from where the diving destinations are so spots such as Giza and Luxor will require special planning if you have essentially come on a diving trip. However there remain plenty of things of interest in the dive resort and liveaboard areas. So read on for information on all aspects of Red Sea tourism; from bazaars to baksheesh, desert safaris to dolphins in a lagoon ...

• Fiji
The picture-postcard Fiji islands of the South Pacific are considered among the finest holiday destinations on earth. Not only is there excellent and varied diving in Fiji, but there is plenty to do above the surface too. From beaches to hillsides, waterfalls to local villages, it is easy to see how so many visitors fall in love with this place and why it is a popular honeymoon vacation choice ...

• Indonesia
There is much more to Indonesia than holidays in Bali, and much more to Bali than the image suggests. Discover all you need to know about travelling there and getting the most from its fascinating and diverse culture. From traditional dance and art to minute tarsiers in the forest and great Komodo dragons on the beach ...

• Malaysia
Few countries can boast the range of adventure dive holidays that Malaysia can, blessed as it is with outstanding natural beauty and diverse habitats: oceanic coral reefs, rainforests, mountains, jungle and rivers. Nature lovers adore Malaysia since the flora includes the world's biggest flower in the Rafflesia and the fauna includes such wonders as orangutans, proboscis monkeys, rhinoceros and the Bornean elephant ...

• Maldives
More and more divers are choosing the Maldives as a 'must do' vacation and many return on dive trips several times, such is the sheer size and diversity of this diving region. Remote white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters await you in this most friendly chain of atolls, scattered in the vast Indian Ocean. All you need to know to make the dream a reality, you can find here ...

• Mexico
Mexico's stature as a world-class dive destination is blossoming and catching up with its long-established reputation as a tourist destination full of charm and warmth. Imagine strolling along miles of fine sand beach or browsing through the stall of a lively Mexican market. From fun seaside frolics in places like Cabo San Lucas and Cozumel, to the architectural wonders of the many Mayan ruins, Mexico has something for travellers of every age, budget and interest ...

• Thailand
Thailand is now firmly established as one of the world's top tourist destinations. Why? Diverse ethnic tribes, idyllic beaches, beautiful diving and warm welcoming people all combine to make Thailand truly the land of smiles. Whether you want a full-on scuba fest in the Similans or to sip a coconut shake by the pool with your sweetheart, you will find all you need to travel here ...

Think you know where you want to go now? Great - why not check out what diving is in store for you before you travel by having a look at the dive sites of where your next fantastic holiday destination will be.

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