Diving the Americas: Best dives in the Caribbean plus South, Central and North America

Welcome to Diving the Americas: Caribbean, Central America, South America and North America.

The best dive sites? Belize's Great Blue Hole is regularly voted one of the top dives of the world. Other world class dives include the Galapagos - a group of 13 major islands and 100 islets some 1000 km west of mainland Ecuador.

The Cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula feature fresh water above salt water: a fresh and salt-water dive in one. The cenotes (or sinkholes) along the Caribbean coast connect with flooded cave systems like Sistema dos Ojos. The visibility can be fabulous with the sunlight shining down through the water.

Cuba is another great diving destination. Some of the best diving here is at the Jardines de la Reina archipelago, which you reach by liveaboard.

Shark in Cuba
Photo credit:Avalon Cuban Diving Centers

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cocos Islands are 300 miles off the mainland of Costa Rica. This amazing diving destination is a great place to see pelagic species like marlin, sailfish and sharks

What about the best dive operators and liveaboards? Browse the countries below for divers' recommendations and reviews.

Caribbean Diving

Antigua
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Bonaire
British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada

Grenadines
Netherlands Antilles
Puerto Rico
Saba
St Lucia
Turks and Caicos

South America Diving

Argentina
Brazil
Chile - Easter Island

Colombia
Ecuador and Galapagos
Venezuela

Galapagos Liveaboards - Compare prices online. Book now & pay later.

Central America Diving

Belize
Costa Rica

Honduras
Panama

Costa Rica Liveaboards - Compare prices online. Book now & pay later.

North America Diving

Baja California
Rest of Mexico

USA
Canada

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