The next three ScubaEarth Featured Destinations to be featured by PADI are sure to appeal to you, no matter what diving you enjoy most! From the new allure of Sri Lanka, to the beauty of Puerto Rico, through to the world famous and stunning Maldives.
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High on many must-dive list is the Maldives. The Maldives is made up of over 10,000 islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean and this dive destination has something for everyone. Whether its spotting mantas or whalesharks during a dive, exploring untouched outer reefs, or enjoying a relaxing shore dive. The visibility is unbelievable and often exceeds 45 metres/150 feet! Above the surface the Maldives is also the ideal destination to escape the daily grind by enjoying picture perfect beaches, amazing cuisine and taking in a unique culture of the many islands.
Above and below the water, Puerto Rico offers an amazing array of experiences. Quite simply, this underwater destination is a hidden gem in this part of the world. Mona Island off the west coast has been called the Galápagos of the Caribbean! This is holiday diving at its best with rays and turtles frequenting dive sites in mass. Desecheo, Parguera, as well as Culebra and Vieques Islands off the east coast are destinations not to be missed! On land, Puerto Rico is just as impressive, whether its taking it’s natural beauty ot the amazing historical and cultural experiences on offer.
This is one of the world’s new dive and travel destinations and is fast becoming a favorite of many. The famous author Sir Arthur C. Clarke, who visited and never left, said, “Sri Lanka has a bit of everything.” You will be spoilt for choice, from wreck diving to soft coral diving with brightly colored gorgonian forests that harbor lionfish, nudibranchs and anemonefis. Blue whales are also often seen off this island nation’s shores which adds to this destinations appeal. Above the water there is great surf, plush rainforests, and manicured rice paddy hillsides to take in.
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