Sunday, 18 Nov 2018

Author: MissLily

Bonaire

Bonaire. Netherlands Antilles

The license plate for the island of Bonaire bears the slogan “Divers Paradise.” That this slogan is written in English is somewhat curious, as Bonaire is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. But considering the great care Bonaireans have taken in protecting their reefs and waters—and that much of the diving is done here […]

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Mergui Archipelago. Myanmar

Mergui Archipelago. Myanmar

Thailand—specifically the west coast of Thailand and the Andaman Sea—is a recognized dive destination. Scuba enthusiasts are quite familiar with the lures of the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, among other venues. The waters of the Andaman Sea off peninsular Thailand’s northwestern neighbor Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) offer many of the same attractions, with […]

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inhambane

Inhambane. Mozambique

Hailing from South Africa, Sheldon Hey has easy access to some superlative diving. But when he decided to seek an adventure, he headed north to Mozambique Inhambane. “My very first diving experience was in Mozambique, at a place called Ponta d’Ouro,” Sheldon began. “This was one of the first places that had opened up to […]

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Truk Lagoon. Micronesia

Countless would-be divers were inspired to take to the sea after watching Jacques Cousteau specials on TV. It was such programming that first started Cliff Horton thinking about Truk Lagoon. “On the specials, I’d heard about how the World War II wrecks in the lagoon had become fabulous reefs,” Cliff began. “Much later, I heard […]

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socorro island

Socorro Island. Mexico

“Growing up and learning to dive in California, it’s somewhat rare to come upon something large when you’re in the water—let alone close up!” Mark Talkovic began. “And if you do, your instinct is that ‘big’ means ‘scary and hungry.’ This is not the case with the giant manta rays of Socorro Island.” Socorro Island […]

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