Off-the-Beaten-Path Diving

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Do you march to the beat of your own drum? Like to think outside the box? Dare we say, are a little unorthodox? Then chances are, you’ll want to travel to destinations well off the beaten track.

While closing your eyes, spinning a globe and pointing to destinations unknown might seem like a splendid idea, in reality the chances of landing on a dud are a real possibility. That's where we come in, whether you want to dive in a hidden corner of the Coral Triangle, embark on a pioneering adventure or simply get a deeper cut of a destination, we know all the best diving destinations that, despite boasting spectacular diving, remain wonderfully under the radar. Bragging rights included.

Top Five Destinations for Off-the-Beaten-Path Diving

While we have a wealth of secret diving destinations up our sleeve, discover some of the best destinations for off-the-beaten-path diving.

1. Banda Sea, Indonesia

As Raja Ampat and Komodo continue to rise in popularity, the Banda Sea remains right under the nose, despite being wedged smack bang in the middle, meaning epic diving without the crowds.

2. The Aldabra Group, The Seychelles

Remote even by our standards, the Aldabra Group is located 700 miles south of Mahe in the Seychelles, and with so little human interference, the reefs continue to flourish and thrive, housing some of the most coveted species in the ocean (think: manta rays, thresher sharks and sailfish, to name but a few).

3. Iceland

While diving the Silfra fissure in Iceland regularly features on bucket lists (it is the only place in the world you can dive between tectonic plates, after all), venture further still and there is a wealth of equally impressive dive sites to discover, be it bubbling geothermal hot springs or diving the open ocean in search of wolffish.

4. The Solomon Islands

Located in the far corner of the Coral Triangle, few venture as far as the Solomon Islands; wherein lies the charm. Dive fascinating World War II wrecks, cruise over kaleidoscopic reefs and marvel at the incredible marine life - and all without seeing another soul.

5. Socorro, Mexico

While the designation of the Revillagigedo archipelago as North America's largest marine reserve has increased Socorro's prominence, the sheer remoteness of this spectacular region (250 miles south of Baja California in the deep Pacific Ocean), mean few divers venture there. If you do make the epic journey, you'll be rewarded with unforgettable marine encounters (think: manta rays, whales and so, so many sharks).

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Louisa and Lizzie B are our 'Off-the-Beaten-Path Diving' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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