Americas Diving Destinations

Americas Diving Destinations

The Americas as a diving destination offers diverse and world-class dive sites. Some of the best diving destinations in the world are found here such as Cocos Island and Galapagos.

The Americas as a dive destination cover a vast area encompassing many different countries as well as two continents. Destinations are diverse and varied due to the many different topography and climates covered in the region.

Shark diving is prevalent here, with all of the countries offering liveaboards where it is possible to swim with these amazing creatures. The protected waters of Cocos Island and Galapagos bring in massive quantities of many shark species. Guadalupe in Mexico offers dedicated great white shark cage dives, and Hawaii has many shark interactions.

Some of the destinations have some challenging conditions with the open sea and strong currents, but the rewards are tremendous. The Americas has something for every diver to enjoy.

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Americas Diving Destinations - 24 LIVEABOARDS

From $499 / day

Humboldt Explorer

Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard in Galapagos is 33 metres in length and can comfortably accommodate 16 guests in eight en-suite, air-conditioned staterooms. Each stateroom has its own TV and ocean view. The yacht has a partially covered sundeck with a jacuzzi and comfortable seating. The indoor lounge area, which also serves as the dining room, is equipped with a bar and entertainment system. Diving is from two tenders that are easily accessible from the well-organised dive deck. Nitrox is available.

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From $677 / day

Socorro Vortex

Socorro Vortex Liveaboard in Mexico is a new vessel for 2018, this 43 metre vessel caters for only 14 guests and offers first class deluxe accommodation in both twin and double cabins. There is plenty of relaxation space on board, including the main deck lounge with entertainment system and bar. Dining is alfresco next to the outdoor lounge area with comfortable seating, and the sun deck has loungers. The dive deck was designed with divers in mind.

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From $388 / day

Socorro Aggressor

A new addition to the Aggressor Fleet in 2018, the Socorro Aggressor is a 41m yacht built for both power and comfort. She has 13 cabins to accommodate 26 guests with en suite bathrooms, climate control and flat screen TV with a selection of movies. The comfortable saloon and dining area has an entertainment system, and delicious meals are served with both local and international cuisine. The large sun lounge area is shaded, and there is a sun deck area with a jacuzzi.

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Best Places to Dive in the Americas

The Americas covers some great dive destinations with Galapagos, Cocos Islands, Mexico and Hawaii all featuring here. Some of the top dives destinations in the world that are on divers must do lists.

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This small chain of islands far from the coast of Ecuador has the most diverse and abundant marine life. Galapagos is a challenging dive area, but the islands of Darwin and Wolf are on the top of many divers wish lists. Mammals, sharks, rays, endemic species all reside here waiting to be visited.

Galapagos scuba diving

Costa Rica's protected island far from the mainland is a shark diver's heaven. The variety and sheer numbers of these extraordinary creatures spotted here makes Cocos Island unique. Predictable encounters with whale sharks, hammerheads and manta rays among others make this a unique dive destination.

Cocos Island scuba diving destination

The liveaboard diving in Mexico covers three specific areas that all differ significantly from each other. Socorro is known for the giant Pacific manta ray interactions. Guadalupe for the cage diving with the great white sharks. Lastly The Sea of Cortez for the playful interactions with sea lions among other marine life.

Mexico scuba destination destination

The isolated islands of Hawaii with the warm clear water and ever-changing topography have some unique dives. To complement the lava tubes, caves, drop off, and wrecks, divers can also do two spectacular night dives, the blackwater and manta night dives, both unique to Hawaii.

Hawaii destination scuba diving