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With nearly 26,000 kilometres (more than 16,000 miles) of coastline, this continent unto itself, surrounded by three of the world's great oceans: the Pacific, the Indian, and the Southern Ocean. It´s most famous for the surfing culture along its eastern coast but also offers an incredible array of aquatic adventures, from adrenaline pumpers to simply bathing off gorgeous beaches in 
crystal-clear seas. And here we focus on a quintet of places that all marine mavens should have on their bucket l

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Portugal's answer to Spain's Canary Islands, the Azores are a nine-island grouping  1,529 kilometres (950 miles) out in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Iberian Peninsula. The largest (759km²/293 square mi.) and most populous of the archipelago, São Miguel, is home to capital Ponta Delgada, but also a spectacular volcanic but verdant landscape including towering cliffs and ancient laurisilva forests that make a truly splendid playground for nature and adventure lovers.

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The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico was once best known for pretty fishing villages, but is now a world-class site for luxury holidays and some of the most diverse diving opportunities you'll find anywhere in the world. It's no great surprise really, the basic ingredients were always there. The Riviera Maya offers white sandy beaches, the second longest barrier reef in the world, and Caribbean water known for both its clarity and its dive-friendly temperatures.

Scuba Diving Options in Rivera Maya

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How to Choose a Scuba Diving Vacation

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities loved by tourists across the world. No matter whether you are a first-time diver or you are an experienced one, you will definitely enjoy diving. Everyone has the wish to explore the deep sea and to touch the aquatic life. There are several living forms present deep in the water and some of the people do have such courage to dive underwater for the exploration. If you are an adventure lover and want to fulfil your dream to dive underwater to ex

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Your Pre-Dive Safety Checklist

Scuba diving does have innate potential hazards, yet the sport also boasts an impressive safety record. That's because scuba divers recognise that they owe it to themselves, to their diving buddies, and even to the sport to dive responsibly.

Diving responsibly starts with gaining the proper training and certification, but it certainly doesn't end there. Even experienced divers can run into difficulties yet the vast majority of accidents and incidents can be avoided by completing a systematic and

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Sistema Sagitario - Mexico Cave Diving


Cave diving in Mexico is a wonderful experience combining underwater diving with the exploration of cave systems that date back eons. In Sistema Sagitario evidence can still be seen of human remains and previous rock movements that tell a story of who lived here before the caves were flooded.

A recent ceremony was held to ensure that local guides were aware of the work that the archaeologists and explorers are doing in order for them not to disturb the closed parts of the dive sites that are cur

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Travelling & Diving in Malta


Malta is a small Mediterranean Island country that is rich in history. Endowed with the eye-catching historical architectural building, Malta becomes a great historical place to visit.  Its strategic position and the fair weather has attracted many tourists. Malta has a history of having many ancient structures in the world. Its terrain is rocky and flat with many cliffs and bays at its coastlines which provide an ample harbor.


Traveling in Malta is nothing short of fun and memorable ad

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My Favorite Dive Spots in French Polynesia


Tahiti is a goldmine for divers of all skill levels. It has something to offer for everyone and anyone. The dive sites here are some of the best in the world and mostly unspoiled. Tahiti is located in the southern Pacific Ocean, and is home to thousands of varieties of marine life and beautiful Coral Reefs.

These are the spots I liked the best:


Moorea is located within the heart of French Polynesia, and is a fantastic place to visit if you are daring and love to try new things. What is the m

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My Snorkeling/Diving Trip to Puerto Rico


In case you didn't already know it, Puerto Rico is a commonwealth territory of the United Sates. While Spanish is the official language, just about everyone knows some English, so you should be fine if you don't speak any. 

As you can imagine the area is tropical, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees year round. There is minimal change in water temperature through the different seasons, making this a great destination for both snorkeling and scuba diving.

Since the temperature only fluctuates arou

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If you’re like me, you’re absolutely entranced by the otherworldliness of what lies off our planet’s shores, you try to don mask and fins and take the plunge into the big blue every chance you get. And Iberia offers so many different destinations to be dazzled – here are some of my favorites. 


This country’s Dalmatian Coast is one of Europe’s stars when it comes to all things aquatic, and for underwater scenery, head especially to the Brijuni Archipelago; Istria’s Cape Kamenjak, the Pakl

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Every year, the whales that live close to the Antarctic waters of Chile make a trip of over 8,000 kilometers to the Pacific coast of Colombia to give birth and rear their whale calves. The best time to see them is between July and October, although they start to arrive in June. You can see them throughout the Pacific coast. Sometimes the whales come so close to the shore that they can be seen from the beach or from the viewpoints in the hills.

Some of the most recommendable sites to see these mag

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Opposite Playa del Carmen beach in The Riviera Maya, is the idyllic island of Cozumel. An island with many charms but which stands out for one thing in particular: the Arrecifes National Park, or as it is more popularly known, “The Great Maya Reef”.

Situated off the southern coast of Cozumel, the Arrecifes National Park consists of the reefs – arrecife being the Spanish word for ‘reef’ – which have formed over thousands of years and which owe their apparition to the diverse underwater terraces on

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Dominican Republic Diving


Some people were born to be underwater.  Submerged beneath the waves, their bodies take on skills and movements befitting a marine creature.  For them, nowhere under the ocean surface can be left unexplored in the quest for a little piece of submarine magic.  And for these born divers, the Dominican Republic is a paradise with two especially fascinating places: the wreck of the St. George and the Padre Nuestro [Our Father] Cave.

The St. George was built in Scotland in 1962 and for twenty years

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Scuba Diving in the Philippines

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Experience the thrills of an adventure under water and be amazed by the beauty, scuba diving in the Philippines offers you all of this and more……

Scuba diving in the Philippines is undoubtedly one of the most exciting diving locations in the world. At Monarch Sands Dive Resort we have a number of truly magnificent dive sites for you to choose from. Dive trips to nearby Apo island and Dauin Reef is our highly popular speciality. Divers from all over the world come to see ou

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Marine Tourism In Indonesia's Raja Ampat Islands

Marine Tourism In The Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua is the most ideal place of maritime tourism in Indonesia today. Beautiful views of Raja Ampat, is second to none elsewhere. So far, Raja Ampat is better known for diving marine tourism. And for tourists in our country can enjoy the nautical tourism with a walk by renting speedboad among the small islands which around 700 island in Raja Ampat.

Raja Ampat name reputedly comes from the legend rooted in its territory. It is said that there was a

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Five Can't-Miss Adventures of a Lifetime

Starting to think about warm-weather travel yet? Check these out:


During the summer months biking in Alaska is a fun way to see America's largest state. Get up close with Alaska’s nature and wildlife, meet the locals.


 By bike you get far away from tourist areas, but still travel on paved highways, on less traveled roads. Give yourself at least seven days to cover 50-70 miles of this pristine,  outdoor wonderland.


 Local knowledge, small group size and personalized service have made Alaska Bike,

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Sometimes the most authentic way to experience a destination is with a small group led by an expert guide. Such was the case when my neighbor Daira Paulson went snorkeling in Micronesia last year.

“We took a Sea for Yourself snorkel trip to Yap and Palau, where we snorkeled in clear warm water with a wide variety of colorful fish and coral. It was a spectacular experience. The group size is limited (we had nine).

“The company owner, a marine biologist, and another marine biologist who has lived in
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A Truly Idyllic Philippines Resort


A Truly Idyllic Philippines Resort

One of the finest Dumaguete resorts can be found at Monarch Sands Beach Resort. The resort lies south of Dumaguete. Snuggled within a quiet, isolated and secluded cove. With cottages on the beach. This magnificent Philippine beach resort, white sand, native-style houses, complemented by the azure and pristine waters of the Sulu sea, is the ideal getaway with its tropical setting – a perfect Philippine beach resort for a perfect vacation.

This Philippines diving r

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Not only can we boast of our scenic rainforest; Rivers, Mountains and beaches, but our natural beauty spreads right through to the unseen. Under the large canvas of this beautiful blue ocean lays one of the Caribbean’s most exciting underwater Worlds. An exotic scene, a true reflection of the Dominican beauty. 9008634090?profile=original

This aquatic kingdom is filled with a diversity of flora and fauna, a melody of colors, an amazing demonstration of the harmony of life.

At the Sunset Bay Club, the only All-Inclusive resor

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To be human is to live for adventure. Many of us will perhaps only visit a destination once in a lifetime. Others will go back to familiar places or seek out new dreams. Here are five adventures that you sure do not want to miss before you leave the planet. I picked five of my favorites: Playing a round of Golf in the birthplace of Golf at historic St. Andrews in Scotland, Scuba Diving in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, Sky Diving over Moab in the U.S. state of Utah, River Rafting on Fu

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