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Off the Beaten Track

Boldly Go... Where Not That Many Have Gone Before

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As a scuba diver, you are probably a more adventurous person than the average Joe. One of the great things about taking diving vacations is that you find yourself in some beautiful sun-kissed destinations.

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As one glance at our world map of scuba destinations shows, most of the world's best diving is in the tropics, and those of us from colder climates love to visit these exotic warmer climes to broaden our minds, refresh our spirits and feed our scuba cravings. But sometimes you want to discover new and more remote spots, the road less travelled.

If you want to get away from it all, far from the madding crowd, we are here to give you some ideas. Below, we give you some examples of less well known destinations to think about. We showcase some destinations where you might not instantly consider a resort stay. We also consider those who might want to dive somewhere amazing but also do other things.

Whatever it is you are looking for, you can be sure Dive The World can make suggestions that meet your needs. Have a look at some of the ideas below or simply get in touch and let us know what you are looking for and leave the rest to us.

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Less Well Known Resort Destinations

Kadavu, Fiji: Many people know the high quality diving a Fiji liveaboard safari can deliver, and many know the name of Taveuni island, but the lesser-known Kadavu Island is definitely worth a look. A delightful traffic-free island with simple resorts and stunning diving: pristine hard corals, manta rays, meaty pelagics and lots of colour.

Raja Ampat, Indonesia: OK, so it may be a stretch to say that this world-famous spot is 'off-the-beaten-track', but there is definitely something to be said for experiencing the incomparable Raja Ampat from a dive resort. While liveaboards give you range, resorts mean you really get to know an area well. Staying in a remote island in this part of Indonesia and diving the local sites is definitely not something about which many divers can boast.

Turneffe Reef, Belize: Staying on a tiny atoll island in a conservation zone will make your scuba diving vacation in Belize a special one. Turneffe Atoll is away from the crowds and has some of the Caribbean's best diving right on its doorstep. This natural paradise is equally stunning, both above and below the water's surface.

More than Just Diving

Galapagos 'Hiking and Diving' packages and Wildlife Adventure Cruises: Not everyone wants to dive, dive, dive. Although you can experience some land activities from a liveaboard there are other options to experience the amazing destination of the Galapagos. For example, you could consider a diving and trekking package that involves diving some of the best central Galapagos sites plus organised land tours including hiking volcanoes and visiting other sites of interest.

We are here to make your 'off-the-beaten-track' dreams a reality!


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