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Read about dive sites and diving operators in over 90 countries, from Argentina to West Papua. All with ratings and reviews from divers: find the best places to go and companies to dive with. We're here to help you plan your next dive trip: use the SCUBA Travel diving guide then rate your diving experience.

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Africa Diving

• Cape Verde
• Egypt
• Eritrea
• Kenya
• Madagascar

• Mauritius
• Malawi
• Mozambique
• Sierra Leone
• South Africa

• Sudan
• Tanzania
• Tunisia
• Zanzibar

Asia, Australia, Indian and Pacific Ocean Diving

• Australia
• Borneo (Malaysian)
• Brunei
• Cambodia
• Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
• Cook Islands
• East Timor
• Fiji
• French Polynesia
• Hawaii
• India

• Indonesia
• Malaysia
• Maldives
• Marshall Islands
• Micronesia: Truk Lagoon
• New Caledonia
• New Zealand
• Niue
• Palau
• Pakistan
Papua New Guinea

• Philippines
• Red Sea
• Seychelles
• Singapore
• Solomon Islands
• Sri Lanka
• Thailand
• Taiwan
• Truk Lagoon
• Vanuatu
• Vietnam
• West Papua, Irian Jaya

South America, Central America and Caribbean Diving

• Argentina
• Bahamas
• Baja California
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bemuda
• Bonaire
• Brazil
• British Virgin Islands

• Cayman Islands
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Curaçao
• Dominica
• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
• Honduras

Rays in the Galapagos. Photo Bill Mashek

• Netherlands Antilles
• Panama
• Puerto Rico
• Saba
• St Lucia
• Turks and Caicos
• Venezuela

North America Diving

• Canada
• Mexico

Europe and Mediterranean Diving

• Britain
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• France
• Greece

• Iceland
• Ireland
• Isle of Man
• Italy

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• Norway
• Spain
• Turkey
• Tunisia

Arabian Sea / Gulf of Oman / Persian Gulf Diving

• Oman
• Saudi Arabia
• United Arab Emirates

Red Sea

• Eritrea
• Saudi Arabia
• Sudan

• Jordan
• Egypt
• Israel

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Books of the World's Best SCUBA Diving Spots

Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites
ed Jack Jackson, The Lyons Press, 2010, 300 pages, Hardback
The best-selling book on the SCUBA Travel site. Aims to cover the best diving the planet has to offer.
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Dive - The Ultimate Guide to 60 of the World's Top Dive Locations
by Monty Halls, Ultimate Sports Publications Ltd, 320 pages, Softback
Monty Halls' book describes 60 of the world's best diving areas, and highlights specific dives not to be missed whilst you are there. It also aims to provide independent travellers with the other information they will need, such as about water temperatures, visa requirements, the best time of year to go and addresses of dive centres and recompression chambers. For more details read our review... or visit or
Ultimate Diving Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences Under Water
by Len Deeley and Karen Gargani, John Wiley & Sons, 218 pages, Paperback
Details some of the best dive sites around the world, with some lovely photographs. The authors have included many of the dives listed in our top 10 list.
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