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The depths at Half Moon Caye (and really at any wall dive) are tremendous, giving you the very correct feeling that you are staring into an abyss.

Half Moon Caye is an island and natural monument of Belize located at the southeast corner of Lighthouse Reef Atoll. This natural monument was the first nature reserve to have been established in Belize under the National Park Systems Act in 1981 and first marine protected area in Central America., The waters at Half Moon Caye are particularly clear, despite the depth, so you will be able to see all manner of wildlife, including loggerhead turtles, rays, barracuda, and eels., All year round. For diving, the calmest weather is around May.

For first-timers or those looking to include a short dive into a vacation, Blue Heron Bridge is an excellent choice. Safety is always a key issue when diving. The tidal flow around the Blue Heron Bridge area can be strong when it is not high slack tide. Scuba divers are required to, and should always, use dive flags, otherwise there is a chance of being injured or fined. A boat channel runs about 30 meters/100 feet parallel to the shore and under the center of the bridge. Use caution and stay clear of this area. The Phil Foster Park is open from sunrise to sunset. Diving is not allowed at any other time unless by a special permit from the county. Several dive shops offer guided night diving excursions and private tours. The park has on-site restrooms, picnic tables and grills as well as plenty of parking and space for pre-dive setup. Tanks, weights and other gear are available for rent or purchase at local dive shops located near the Blue Heron Bridge, and all over South Florida. The diverse ecosystem, easy accessibility and all-weather diving conditions at the Blue Heron Bridge have earned it a top spot on the list of the best dive sites in the world. So this inconspicuous public park is actually a once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving destination! Enjoy and happy diving!

The diverse ecosystem of this top-rated dive site, located in Phil Foster Park on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), is just inside Palm Beach County’s largest estuary, the Lake Worth Inlet. Since the area is protected by the ICW, scuba diving is possible in weather conditions that would normally limit time in the water via boat or shore diving off Florida’s East Coast., The dive depths at Blue Heron Bridge range from 2-6 metres/5-20 feet, making it great for both beginners and experienced divers. Diving enthusiasts can expect to see a wide assortment of sea life in a fairly small area. It is not uncommon to see pipefish, crabs, lobsters, frog fish, schooling grunts, bat fish, and seahorses. If you are really lucky, you just might spot an octopus, angelfish, school of rays, or even a manatee! It should be noted that divers and snorkelers should NOT touch or disrupt the marine life. This can be dangerous to the diver (i.e. fireworms, coral, arrow crabs etc.) as well as the wildlife. The Phil Foster Artificial Reef and Snorkel Trail is composed of nearly two acres and 600 tons of limestone boulders. Large rocks placed upon smaller piles of rocks have created a habitat of cracks and crevices for sea creatures to live and hide in. Shallow and close to shore, this man-made reef makes a convenient and scenic spot for snorkelers and nature lovers. All of these natural and man-made habitats make the waters surrounding the Blue Heron Bridge a macro hot spot. You really can see all different kinds of marine life., All year round. The best time for diving the Blue Heron Bridge is half an hour before or after slack high tide. At this time, clear water from the Atlantic Ocean allows visibility up to 30 metres/100 feet. It is extremely important to review the tide tables, and plan your dives accordingly. Diving outside of this window puts you at risk of diving in heavy currents as the water transitions out of the ICW. You will find the clearest water under the east and west bridges but if you are not careful, you can stir up the thin layer of sediment on the bottom, resulting in poor visibility. Another tip is to be prepared and aware of other divers around you. The Blue Heron Bridge was voted the top dive site in the nation in 2013 and that reputation, accompanied by very few shore diving locations in the area, brings in a lot of other divers. Since the average depth of your dive will be in the 3 metre/10 foot range, a typical dive at this location can last from 60 – 90 minutes, depending on air consumption rates.

The wreck of the Rhone is one of the Caribbean’s most famous, still in great condition and with an abundance of life.

Area: 800 acres (including Dead Chest Island) The Wreck of the Rhone is the first and only Marine National Park in the British Virgin Islands. It is the most celebrated dive site in the BVI, and a major recreational attraction. The park includes examples of fringing reef habitat and sea grass beds. The wreck is that of a Royal Mail Steamer, which sunk during the hurricane of 1867 with 125 people on board. At 310 feet long and 40 feet wide, the wreck of the Royal Mail Steamer lies in two main parts in waters between 30 and 90 feet deep. Much of it is still intact and visible, including decking, parts of the rigging, the steam engine, and propeller. The marine park stretches from Lee Bay on Salt Island westward to include Dead Chest Island. The ship's anchor broke away outside Great Harbour, Peter Island, and this site forms the second portion of the park. The park is used by several commercial dive operators daily. Other dive sites in the park include Rhone Reef, Blonde Rock, and Painted Walls. Anchoring is strictly prohibited in the area in and around the Rhone. The National Parks Trust has installed mooring buoys for use by all commercial, charter, and private vessels. If moorings are unavailable around the Rhone, vessels are required to use the Salt Island Settlement or Peter Island anchorages., The wreck of the Rhone is one of the Caribbean’s most famous, still in great condition and with an abundance of life. The wreck lies in two parts, the shallower stern, which is closest to Black Rock Point, is less intact than the bow, but offers beginner divers and snorkelers more opportunity to explore. The main attractions include the lucky porthole, which still features some of the original glass. Divers often rub the brass housing for good luck. In addition to the porthole, the propeller, which is now the oldest brass propeller in the world, sits partially embedded in the rock; viewing it allows divers to complete a short swim-through, passing under what remains of the hull. Captain Wooley’s teaspoon (although no one knows if it’s actually his) is also embedded in nearby coral. The deeper bow part of the wreck is the most intact, and offers an amazing opportunity for divers to enter the wreck easily and comfortably. The wreck is open at several points and allows large entry and exit points, as well as a lot of light for divers. Bursting with marine life, it’s common to see stingrays, turtles and green morays, as well as large schools of fish. We also offer Night Dives on the RMS Rhone. This is a fantastic way to see what goes on at night on a fantastic wreck. Lobsters, eels, and turtles make for some great dive buddies. We provide the lights, the boat, and the fun-loving crew. You’ll enjoy a slow guided dive around the middle and stern sections of the wreck as we try to find the giant sleeping turtles, nudibranchs and basket starfish for you. A night dive on the RMS Rhone is definitely one to remember., All year round.

Wake up to the sight of colourful corals and sea turtles.

Sipadan, Sabah, Malaysia, Bumphead parrotfish, giant school of barracuda, Year round

The Red Sea's most famous dive spot.

South Sinai, Red Sea, Egypt, Schools of fish, sheer walls, stunning soft corals, June through August

An open-ocean reef which plummets to 300m on all sides.

Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt, Pelagics, soft corals, Year round

A dive spot where schools of fish can be seen.

Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles, More schools of fish than anywhere in the world, February through May

A magical place for divers.

Inhabane Province, Mozambique, Whale sharks, manta rays, Year round

A reef with a wonderful variety of marine life.

Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, Frogfish juveniles, crustaceans, nudibranchs, white-V octopus, Year round

A never-ending visual feast.

Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Nudibranchs, Year round

A divespot teeming with a bewildering variety of critters

Seraya, Bali, Indonesia, Critters galore, Year round

This easily accessible shore dive on Bali's north coast is a one-of-a-kind "muck diving" wonderland.

Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia, Critters galore, Year round

Jurassic Point is a turbocharged rollercoaster ride.

Nusa Lembonga, Indonesia, Mola mola, June through October

One of the best dive site in thailand.

Similans, Thailand, Whale sharks, mantas, fantastic macro, October through May

A place famous for big animal diving.

Isla San Jose, Gulf of California, Mexico, Exotic and prolific mangrove marine life, Late May through early November

The ultimate night dive.

La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Humboldt squid, July through September

A divespot with a chance to encounter sea lions.

La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Sea lions, Year round

Diving here is not for the faint of heart.

Roca Partida Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico, Sharks and mantas, October through May

One of the world's greatest cave diving environment.

Cenote Dive Centre, World's greatest cave dive, Year round

A divespot to witness manatees.

Crystal River, Florida, USA, Lovable, playful manatees, January through March

Possibly the most frequently dived stretched of reef in the Western Hemisphere.

Key Largo, Florida, USA, "Fishiest" waters in the Carribean, May through November

Probably the most famous tiger shark dive in the world.

Bahamas, Caribbean, "Cageless" diving with tiger sharks, lemon sharks, December through April

One of the best place in the world to see great hammerhead sharks.

Bahamas, Caribbean, Hammerhead sharks, December through April

The best 12-foot (four-metre) dive in the world.

North Sound, Grand Cayman, Carribean, Southern stingrays, January through October

An amazing cave diving site.

Dominican Republic, Carribean, Cave dive with excellent visibility and detailed formations, Year round

The "Critter Capital of the Caribbean."

St. Vincent Island, British West Indies, Carribean, Longlure frogfish, December through July

A divespot easily accessible and home to a large variety of fish.

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Fish, and lots of them!, Year round

Dirty Rock offers great diversity, consistency, and nonstop action.

Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Scalloped hammerheads, bigeye trevally, marble rays, July through September has poorer weather but better action

One of the well-known places to see schools of hammerheads.

Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Scalloped hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, mobula rays & marble rays, July through September has poorer weather but better action

Most people go to Darwin's Arch to fulfil a life-long dream to see a whale shark.

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, Whale sharks, big fish, June through October (for whale sharks)

Marine animals and megafauna can be found at this dive spot.

Valdez PEninsula, Patagonia, Argentia, South right whales, dusky dophins, southern sea lions, penguins, August through November

Ice diving alongside with seals. Enough said.

Antarctica, Ice diving, penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals, December through March

A unique dive in some of the purest, clearest water in the planet.

Thingvellir Lake, Iceland, Dive between continents, bragging rights, Year round

Nothing can prepare you for a dive on a battleship.

Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, World War-era battleships and cruisers, March through October

One of the finest examples of green water wreck diving in bonny Scotland.

Oban, Sound of Mull, Scotland, United Kingdom, Fantastic cold-water wreck, May through September

One of the best cold water wreck dive in the world.

Folvik, Norway, Intact wreck preserved in clear arctic water, March through December

A dive spot worth while a visit.

Raja Ampat, West Papau, Indonesia, Pristine reefscape, Year round

Manta Point is one of the best manta sites in the world.

Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Manta rays, Year round

The best dive spot to witness hammerhead sharks.

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, Schooling hammerheads, March through June

One of the best dive spot in New Zealand.

Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand, Kaleidoscope of clours, October through June

A dive spot where sharks can be seen.

Palau, Micronesia, Sharks!, Year round

Cold water diving at its best.

Baranof Island, Sitka, Alaska, USA, Invertebrate life, May through August

One of the best place to witness walls of fish.

Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, North Island, New Zealand, Wall-to-wall fish, January through June

Be greeted by giant whale sharks at Maamigili Kandu.

South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Whale sharks, Year round

A dive site teeming with life.

Mabul, Sabah, Malaysia, Shrimp gobies, nudibranches, seahorses, octopuses, Year round

One of the best reef in Malaysia.

Kapalai, Sabah, Malaysia, Easy, many varied dive, Year round

The only place in the world for guaranteed sightings of thresher sharks.

Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines, Thresher sharks, March through December

One of the most beautiful walls in North Sulawesi.

Bangka, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Pristine corals, anthias, never-before-seen critters, Year round

Arguably one of the best macro sites on the planet.

Rinca Island, Komodo, Indonesia, Invertebrates, colourful corals, Komodo dragons on shore, Year round

An exciting dive spot with a healthy reef.

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Never-before-seen critters, April through October

A hot spot where marine critters gather.

Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Exotic fish and critters, Year round

One of East Timor's most fascinating shore dives

Dili, East Timor, Diverse reef, whale sharks, mantas, Year round; August through November for megafauna

Renowned for its high occurrences of mantas and whale sharks.

Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Pelagics & great macro, November through April

Chelidonura nudibranchs congregate in large numbers at this dive spot.

Green Island, Taiwan, Coleman pygmy seahorses, critters, April through August

Be swept away by the lush undersea landscape.

Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental, Philippines, This is the place for big fish action in Puerto Galera, January through June

Bird Island is an amazing site ranging from a shallow sandy area with coral bommies to sheer drop-offs that angle back into the reef.

Tubbataha Reef, Sulu Sea, Philippines, Sharks, rays, and pelagic fish, March through June

A muck site that keeps getting better.

Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, Critters, Year round

A photogenic wreck that also serves as a articial reef.

Russell Island group, Solomon Islands, Photogenic wreck, Year round

Witness some of the most concentrated and pristine soft corals.

Bligh Water, between Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, Fiji, Soft corals, Year round and April through June

A place blessed with regular visits from humpback whales.

Tonga, Humpback whales, June through September

Divers often visit this place to see Great whites.

Baja California, Mexico, Great whites in clear water, August through October

The most unique manta encounter on Earth.

San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico, Mantas, October through May

The best place to dive amongst huge corals.

Christmas Island, Australia, Humungous corals, Year round

A mecca for encounters with whale sharks.

Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia, Whale shark, March through May

A place for spectacular diving.

Osprey Reef, Queensland, Australia, Cacophony of sharks, Year round

The dive spot is a haven for macro life.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Australia, Great macro and minke whales, Year round

The dive spot is ideal for finding Dwarf minke whales.

Ribbon Reefs, Queensland, Australia, Dwarf minke whale, May through early July

Grey nurse sharks that visit the area makes this place a favourite among divers.

Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Grey nurse sharks, Year round, more sharks in late summer/early autumn

Not for the claustrophobe.

South West Rocks, New South Whales, Australia, Cave, grey nurse sharks, Year round

Cage diving with great white sharks.

Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, Great white sharks, Year round

Kangaroo Island offers some incredible diving around the myriad bays and reefs.

Cape Jervis, South Australia, Australia, Sea dragons, kelp beds and seals!, Year round; summer offers the best chance to see sea dragons with cluthces of eggs.

Diving in the Maldives leaves you with a sense of awe and amazement not found anywhere else in the world.

Baa Atoll, Maldives, Feeding whale sharks and barrel-rolling manta rays, July through October

One of the best house reef in the world.

South Malé Atoll, Maldives, Sharks, eagle rays, unlimited fish life, November through May

Diving in the Maldives leaves you with a sense of awe and amazement not found anywhere else in the world.

South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Mantas, whale sharks, big schools of fish, January through end March

A wreck now turned to a thriving reef, Kuda Giri is home to myriad fish.

South Malé Atoll, Maldives, Wreck turned reef, Year round

Crystal-clear waters flood Grüner See Lake.

Tragöss, Austria, Crystal-clear water, flooded park, May through June

One of the most exciting reefs in all of Papua New Guinea.

Witus, Kimbe Bay, PNG, Diverse pelagics, September through November and April through June

The dive spot to witness rare marine critters.

Milne Bay, PNG, Critters, Year round

An excellent dive spot in PNG for its critters and pelagics.

Bootless Bay, Port Moresby, PNG, Critters and pelagics,, Year round

A dive spot where dolphins are sometimes seen.

Azores, Portugal, Dolphins, mahi mahi, marlin, turtles, stingrays, June through September

The pass diving in French Polynesia is larger than life.

South Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia, Schools of Pacific grey reef sharks, Year round

Encounter some of the most impressive natural shark diving underwater.

To'au, Tuamotus, French Polynesia, Sharks, perfect visibility and schooling fish, Full moon in May (for mating sharks)

A great diving experience not to be missed.

Kaitaia, North Island, New Zealand, Seven-gilled shark, black ray, eagle ray, mako shark, Year round

A divespot filled with famous wrecks home to a large variety of fish.

Cavalli Islands, North Island, New Zealand, Famous wreck covered in life, January through June

The only diveable aircraft carrier in the world.

Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Only diveable aircraft carrier in the world, March through November

A favourite among wreck divers.

Truk Lagoon, Chuuk, Micronesia, Well-preserved, December through April

A divespot to see world war II relics.

Truk Lagoon, Chuuk, Micronesia, Anti-aircraft guns, vehicles, December through April

Shark City is an adrenalin-soaked adventure that amazes divers.

Palau, Micronesia, Huge schools of snapper, trevally, barracuda, turtles, sharks, rays, Year round

Divers can watch grey reef sharks and schools of fishes here.

Palau, Micronesia, Sharks and schools of fish, Year round

A stunning dive spot for cavern divers.

Yap, Micronesia, Rock formations, Year round

The rarely seen mandarinfish can be found at this dive spot.

Yap, Micronesia, Mandarinfish, Year round; full moon gets great behaviour, best in August

Tucked deep inside of Palau's famous Blue Hole sits the light-swallowing entrance to the Temple of Doom.

Palau, Micronesia, Preserved turtle skeletons, Year round

The premiere site to encounter Yap's famous mantas and other rays.

Yap, Micronesia, Manta rays, May through November

One of the best divespot to witness the Mantas at night.

Kona, Hawaii, USA, Mantas at night, Year round

North America's most stunning and diverse dive sites.

Carmel, California, USA, Kelp forests, seals, sea otters, Year round

Beluga whales can be encountered at this dive spot.

South Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada, Beluga whales, July through August

A wonderful dive site to witness the giant Pacific octopus.

Vancouver Island, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Kelp beds, chimera, wolf eels, giant Pacific octopus, Year round

Enter a world that rivals any tropical reef in terms of colour and sheer density of marine life.

Browning Pass, Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada, Cold water critters, April through October

The "greatest dive show on earth.

Durban, South Africa, The ultimate feeding frenzy - dolphins, sharks, whales!, June through July

Tiger sharks live in the waters just off Aliwal Shoal.

Umkomaas, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, "Cageless" diving with tiger sharks, Year round

A real treat for the adventurous diver.

Groot Marico, Gauteng Province, South Africa, Unusual aquatic life, unique logbook entry, Year round

The place to see Ragged-tooth sharks.

Sodwana, South Africa, Ragged-tooth sharks, January through March

Pristine diving conditions make Farasan Banks an ideal dive destination.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Giant gorgonians, sharks, exploratory diving, March through November

This site is listed in the Guiness World Book of Records for "Fastest currents recorded in any navigable waterway."

Nakwakto Rapids, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Gooseneck barnacles, bragging rights, Year round

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