Palau is made up of more than 350 of the most photogenic volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean you’ll ever encounter. Its waters boast more than 1,300 species of fish and more than 800 species of corals and sponges. Palau dive sites are among the best in wold. You’ll also find that big pelagic encounters,

From adventuring through ancient underwater wrecks, to swimming amongst sharks and crocodiles in Palau, and drifting along the currents of Cozumel watching a spectacular array of marine life and corals drift past, there are epic diving adventures out there for anyone. Here are our top five! 1. Experience the Connection Between Dive and Yoga in

On average, a scuba diver can expect a tank of air to last around one hour. But there is nothing average about scuba diving. Strong currents and deeper dives can affect this, as can cautious situations. New divers can go through a tank in 15 minutes, especially if they do not breathe easily. This is

While Cuba is just 90 miles south of Florida, it’s an undiscovered paradise, especially for Americans who, until recently, have been banned from visiting the country.  Now that the political relations between the United States and Cuba are on the mend, Cuba is becoming a top destination spot for tourists, especially scuba divers. Because the

When you hear the word giant, I guess the first things that pop to mind are fairy tales, children’s books and maybe “Lord of the Rings.” Yes, I read the books too. But I’m referring to actual giants, who live among us. Yes? No? I’m talking about Whales! They occupy every ocean, north to south, and east

I have always found culture fascinating. Two people living on two sides of a border, only an hour’s drive apart, might be so different that they won’t even speak the same language. Despite the cultural difference, both communities acquire their culture in the same way- social learning. They identify and empathize with their group and imitate

Do you want to travel back in time and witness the Caribbean Sea as it was hundreds of years ago? Dive Cuba’s sprawling national park in the Gulf of Ana Maria; it’s called Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) for good reason. This archipelago of 250 coral and mangrove islands is probably the

The Philippines is a diver’s dream in many ways- it’s got the goods to entice biodiversity lovers, coral fanatics, and underwater photographers. With more than 7000 islands in its archipelago (some large, some tiny- and sometimes uninhabited), the Philippines offers a huge array of diving opportunities. Adding to its qualifications, it is one of the

The Maldives. The name of this country alone conjures up images that make most dive enthusiasts float away on a SCUBA daydream. These isolated atolls in the middle of the immense Indian Ocean have sat firmly among the top five tropical dive locations worldwide for decades. This is the place to go for big and