There is so much to explore on a diving holiday in Central & South America. From the world famous blue hole in Belize, to the seals of the Galapagos, all the way over to Cocos Island far off Costa Rica, there are many unique places to visit. Here are our top picks:
Where to Go Diving in Central & South America
Where to go in Latin America
Ecuador & the Galapagos
Home to a rich variety of wildlife, both above and below the waves, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.
A picture perfect and pocket-sized country with two beautiful coastlines separated by a spine of extremely active volcanoes.
Two different coastlines, two totally different types of diving, both offering something very special.
Explore the second largest barrier reef in the world, along a 174-mile long coastline.
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Luxury Hotels in Latin America
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One of the few liveaboards to ply the remote waters of Cocos Island Marine Park, Argo also features its own ‘DeepSee’ Submersible; ergo guests...
Situated in the Pacific Ocean, about 240 miles south-west of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, the UNESCO-listed Revillagigedo...
The place to stay in Placencia is Turtle Inn. This hotel sits on a narrow spit with the ocean on one side and a lagoon, home to 'sea cows' on...
Turneffe Island Resort
Located 35 miles off the coast of Belize on the coral island of Little Caye Bokel, Turneffe Island Resort is the closest resort to the iconic...
For such a small private island paradise (so small, in fact, that it only takes 30 minutes to kayak around), Thatch Caye packs a hefty punch,...
Sandwiched between tropical rainforest and Caribbean coastline, boutique resort Chabil Mar offers guests a flavour of traditional Belize, yet...
Ray Caye Island Resort
Withdrawn from the hustle and bustle of mainland Belize, private island paradise Ray Caye boasts a prime location on the edge of Gladden Spit...
Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo
The Four Seasons Papagayo is located on the Pacific coast of north-west Costa Rica – a scenic region of dry tropical forest, volcanic peaks...
Viceroy Riviera Maya
The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a luxury beachside resort located just outside Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
Once the retreat of an eccentric Italian Duchess, Hotel Esencia is a chic beachside hotel on Mexico’s Yucatán coast, and still retains that...
Maroma Resort and Spa
Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa is a tranquil beachside resort located in the middle of a nature reserve on the Yucatán peninsula.
Nautilus Belle Amie
The Nautilus Belle Amie is one of the best luxury liveaboards plying the Pacific waters off Mexico, in two of the world’s great dive destinations...
Posada de las Flores
Posada de las Flores is located in Punta Chivato, surrounded by acres of their own land which overlooks the sea.
The Galapagos Sky liveaboard, formerly Sky Dancer, has eight comfortable staterooms, each with twin beds, which can be joined together, a private...
Matachica Beach Resort is just a stone’s throw away from Belize’s Great Barrier Reef, and is backed by tropical rainforest.
Victoria House in Belize is a plantation style villa located on the Ambergis Caye, just minutes from the Belize Barrier Reef and a boat ride...
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Best Diving In Belize
The Belize Barrier Reef forms the southern part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest coral reef system in the world, and includes a number of idyllic, small islands, collectively known as the Pelican Cays. The barrier reef follows the 240 miles of Belizean coastline,…View more on the blog
Best Diving In Costa Rica
The country's name, which means 'rich coast' in Spanish, was (by some accounts) first applied by Christopher Columbus, who sailed to the eastern shores of Costa Rica during his final voyage in 1502. There will be little argument from any diver who has had the fortune of diving below the…View more on the blog
Best Diving in the World
There's no finer way of starting a 'discussion' on a dive boat than proclaiming one destination or another to be the home of the 'best diving in the world.' Not to be the ones who shy away from controversial topics, we're going to try to tackle this hot topic in a very general way. Each of…View more on the blog
Best Diving in Mexico
Mexico's main diving regions can all deliver the spectacular, but do so in their own distinct ways. Socorro Island's manta magic, Yucatan's crystal-clear cenotes and Baja California's whale watching are all impressive in their own right, and you could easily put together an argument for any…View more on the blog
Mexico vs. Belize
The Central American neighbours of Mexico and Belize boast some of the best diving in the region. Mexico dwarfs its neighbour in size and has one foot in the Caribbean Sea and the other in the Pacific Ocean; while Belize is smaller, and its coastline is lapped by the Caribbean Sea on the…View more on the blog