10 Best Caribbean Island for Diving Holidays

A medley of sights, sounds, flavors and aromas, the Caribbean Islands can hardly be described in a single word. Whatever adventure you look forward to, the Caribbean caters to different tastes and inclinations. The specialty of the locale, though, is the underwater escapades that the Islands offer.

Here is a sneak peek into some of the best dive adventures in the Caribbean.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Turks and Caicos – undiscovered underwater locales

The secluded tropical isles offer the best of everything – white sandy stretches, clear warm waters, perfect weather conditions and a serene sea teeming with vibrant life. You are sure to be mesmerized by the popular, and the offbeat, dive opportunities available in this picturesque setting.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Bonaire – pristine reefs that support marine life

Slivers of pinkish rocky sand and a vast stretch of azure waters beckon you to enjoy Bonaire, the ideal dive destination for professionals and amateurs alike. Corals, anemones, schools of colorful fish, and various other wonders await you in the depths of the reef-lined coast.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Grand Cayman Island – meet the friendly stingrays

Stingrays, manta rays, eels, tarpon and numerous marine species await you on an adventure of a lifetime. Just take a dive into the depths from the Grand Cayman. You can learn to do it within a day! If it sounds a little scary, go on board the Atlantis XI Submarine to enjoy an underwater sightseeing trip, minus the getting wet part!

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Cozumel – vibrant flora and fauna

Beauties of this island isn’t something newly known. Jacques Cousteau revealed the spectacles of the enchanting reefs when he made his famous dive as early as 1961. Since then, Cozumel has attracted divers with its brightly colored undersea life complete with diverse specimens of flora and fauna.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Honduras – a glimpse of tropical beauties

An amazing maze created by coral fissures at Mary’s Place with crabs, lobsters and an occasional seahorse, the wide terrain of Texas with barrel sponges, morays, groupers and even the mysterious sargassum triggerfish, the stretch of Blue Channel with grunt, damselfish and barracuda – Honduras boasts of a lot to attract dive enthusiasts.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Nassau – see reef sharks from close quarters

Shark Wall, The Arena and the Runway give thrill seekers the best adventure – a swim with the sharks. Experience the wonderful and mysterious reef sharks while you are in Nassau. Watch the professional shark feeder feed them. If this sounds like a little too much excitement, select the ‘safer’ dives instead.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Belize – explore the Great Blue Hole

Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Blue Hole offers an enthralling experience for divers. Fringed by coral reefs, this great hole offers a plunge of 145 m into the depths of the ocean, where you can view the surreal landscape featuring unique formations of marine stalactites.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Puerto Rico – a dramatic escape

Looking for a fun dive with your kids? Or, do you want some serious adventure? Whatever your wish, Puerto Rico’s dive sites cater to diverse levels of capabilities and interests. Catch a glimpse of the multihued reef life around Isle Mona or spend your time exploring the underwater caverns of La Cueva.

Top 10 Best Caribbean Diving Islands

Key Largo Florida – see The Duane wreck

The Duane, a Coast Guard Cutter, was sunk in the area in 1987. Since then, it has been one of the preferred spots for divers. The trip to the depths of the ocean takes you to the wreck, which now supports a variegated marine life that includes teams of Great Barracuda and at times, a Bull Shark, or even a rare Whale Shark.

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Saba – underwater volcano-centric marine life

Wondrous volcanic landscape of the island continues underwater too. Just take a dive and you would come across an astounding seascape with weird-looking sea turtles, big reef sharks and fishes of numerous sizes, shapes and colors. Saba is one of the classic sites no diver would want to miss!

What are you waiting for; start planning your trip to the Caribbean in the next holidays.

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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