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Diving

From the world’s most famous dive sites at the Great Barrier Reef to the unexplored reefs of the Indian Ocean, take the plunge with us into an exotic underwater world…

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Whether sidling up to a Manta Ray off the coast of Mozambique, coming face-to-face with the planet’s largest fish (the Whale Shark) in Western Australia or simply marvelling at the multi-coloured majesty of our underwater kingdom, we have a host of diving specific destinations that will cater for every taste (even cage-diving with the Great White shark in the colder waters of South Africa!).

The majority of our suggested destinations enjoy tropical climates and warm water and, most importantly, crystal clear visibility. If you are an experienced diver looking for your next fix or a complete novice simply keen to experience diving for the first time, our team of specialists will be happy to recommend one our locations to work for you.

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Where to stay for Diving

Lapa Rios Lodge

Lapa Rios sits within 1,000 acres of private tropical lowland rainforest. The lodge is perched on a cliff edge deep in the Osa Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by swathes of lush rainforest.

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Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Between a beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara offers refreshing luxury, and also a gateway to Oman’s cultural treasures. It is a beachfront oasis that is the first luxury villa resort of its kind in Salalah, along the south coast of Dhofar.

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Azura Benguerra

Azura is Mozambique’s first luxury ‘eco’ retreat. Built entirely by hand by the local community and operated in partnership with them, this boutique resort has just 15 villas, each with their own infinity pool and designed for both pampering and barefoot escapism.

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Baraza Resort & Spa

With just 30 pool villas, Baraza Resort and Spa is a stunning family-friendly hotel on the quiet east coast of the tropical island of Zanzibar. Offering a variety of one and two bedroom pool villas, with a distinct fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, this all-inclusive 5-star resort has been named as one of the top 30 in the world by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

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Blue Safari – Cosmoledo Atoll and Astove Atoll

Situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean in one of the last untouched frontiers, Blue Safari are pioneering a new style of distinctive lodging and experiential travel, all while actively conserving this pristine region.

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Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama is a gorgeous cliff top resort that inhabits twelve manicured acres above the Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, just thirty minutes south east of Galle.

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Capella Lodge

Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay, at the foot of the imperious mountain twins rising dramatically above. An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains into the Lodge.

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Constance Tsarabanjina

Barefoot 5* luxury on a serene Madagascan island resort. For those seeking to engage all 5 senses, less has always been more. Virgin beaches, turquoise clear water, the pleasures of nature at every turn, total privacy, the ultimate in Robinson Crusoe chic.

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Denis Island

A privately owned coral island, Denis Island is the perfect location for those seeking true escapism, total relaxation and tranquillity. The 375 acres of Denis Island barely rise a few feet above sea level and are fringed by coconut palms, brilliant white sand and coral reefs. Denis Island Private epitomises the Seychelles experience.

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Explora Rapa Nui

Surrounded by soft, grassy prairies and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Explora provides a warm and stylish base from which to explore this extraordinary island. Travellers who are lucky enough to visit Easter Island are rarely disappointed and Explora embellishes the experience to make it a truly memorable journey. 

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Flor Blanca

Flor Blanca is flanked by unspoiled tropical jungle and seven acres of world famous surf that rolls onto the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. The property is well known for its yoga and pilates lessons that are delivered by internationally trained instructors in a studio overlooking the jungle.

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Four Seasons, Desroches

Four Seasons at Desroches is a 5* Seychelles resort in the Amirante Islands – a cluster of remote coral atolls that are considered some of the world’s most pristine and untouched. This resort is remote and secluded yet a 35 minute flight from Mahé and offers couples and families a luxurious island hideaway for rejuvenation and adventure.

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Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon is a stylish lodge on the small island of Pemba offering barefoot luxury in a unique Tanzanian setting. There are eighteen tented safari style bungalows, some on the beach and some on the hill side, but all with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

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Kinondu Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu’s secluded position means that its beach and adjoining gardens are utterly private. After bathing in the sea, you can completely relax in the hotel’s grounds and two pools, beneath the shade of towering baobab and palm trees.

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Le Saint Geran

Le Saint Geran is the incomparable and distinguished ‘Grande Dame’ of Mauritius, sitting serenely on its own private peninsula on the country’s north-east coast, with a white sand beach on one side and a sheltered lagoon on the other. Discreet luxury prevails throughout this all-suite haven.

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island, Australia’s northern-most island beach resort, is truly secluded from the rest of the world. It is right on the Great Barrier Reef, 240 kms north of Cairns with 24 powdery-white beaches, over 1000 hectares of national park, 40 understated beach luxe suites, Azure Spa, and the bluest of clear blue ocean views from every angle.

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Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe is perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter north-east coast of Zanzibar. Built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, each suite has a private veranda with expansive views of the Indian Ocean with its constantly changing hues of blue.

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Milaidhoo

Milaidhoo is a tiny tropical island, an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve. It is a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male.

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Origin & Theory

These luxury yachts in the Galapagos offers guests comfort and space on board and a highly experienced 14-member Ecuadorian crew, which includes two fantastic naturalist guides (one for every ten guests). Ecoventura pride themselves on local conservation and guests who board this boat can be assured they are in the hands of a team that takes protecting these precious islands seriously.

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True North The Mystery of Melanesia

A rare opportunity to explore the acclaimed Louisiade Archipelago – one of the great island arcs of the South Pacific stretching some 400km along the northern rim of the Coral Sea. Plus the mysterious Trobriand Islands, spectacular Bougainville and much, much more!

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Nihi Sumba

Nihi Sumba, formerly Nihiwatu, is a unique and intimate, luxury eco retreat, situated within 560 hectares and 2.5km of pristine beach on the little known and beautifully preserved Indonesian island of Sumba.

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NIYAMA

NIYAMA is a luxury contemporary and vibrant resort for the stylish aspirational traveller, incorporating traditional Maldivian elegance in a naturally modern aesthetic. Split over two islands, Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers up the luxury of choice for active couples and fun loving families.

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North Island

North Island is designed to offer the ultimate in romance, superb beaches, watersports and immaculate service. A place of barefoot luxury for those seeking an unspoilt, spectacular tropical retreat. It is one of the ‘inner’ islands of the Seychelles – often referred to as being amongst the most beautiful on Earth.

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Pousada Maravilha

This intimate and friendly lodge is one of the only properties with unbroken sea views on Fernando do Noronha. The team who operate the lodge are passionate about playing their part in the conservation of this pristine archipelago and everything they do is carried out with thought and care for the island they inhabit.

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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa comprises a total of three hotels, catering for myriad of travellers and parties from young families to young-at-heart couples. The family friendly Al Waha offers several swimming pools set among date palms while Al Bandar has been designed to reflect a small town with a variety of fine restaurants.

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Six Senses Laamu

Just an inter-island plane trip from Malé International Airport and a short boat ride brings you to the pristine palm-fringed paradise of Laamu. The resort features 97 villa accommodations, with most being set over the lagoon’s turquoise waters and some on the island, and all constructed of sustainably sourced materials.

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Six Senses Yao Noi

Six Senses Yao Noi sets the highest benchmark for island resort living in Asia. The attention to detail and focus on the unique destination reinforces the brand’s commitment to sustainability.

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Six Senses Zil Pasyon

One of the country’s most high-profile recent openings, and a certain magnet for British honeymooners, Six Senses Zil Pasyon stands on the 652-acre Félicité Island and is dramatically beautiful. It is located on Félicité, a private island where massive granite rocks and coral fringed beaches create an air of drama and beauty.

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Soneva Kiri

Award-winning luxury resort Soneva Kiri is located on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood, offering an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food.

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Sundy Praia

Hidden away 130 miles off the coast of West Africa, Sundy Praia is a tented luxury hotel at the wild northwest tip of the island of Principe. Praia Sundy is a nature lover’s paradise and a traveller’s nirvana.

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Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge is set above a secluded bay and nestled into the indigenous coastal dune forest of the KwaZulu Natal’s Maputuland coast. This rustic luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of South Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches.

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Tiger Blue

Combining traditional design with modern comforts, Tiger Blue offers a unique opportunity to discover the crystal clear waters, pristine island landscapes and spectacular natural beauty of Eastern Indonesia.

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True North Adventures in Paradise

An adventure packed with diverse destinations and fascinating experiences. From the Bismarck Sea to the beautiful Louisiade Archipelago, this itinerary travels through a stunning tropical landscape of island and reef.

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True North Sepik Soirée

Explore the mysterious Sepik River. Witness the infamous crocodile initiation ceremony and visit the stilt houses on Lake Kambaraumba. Wander idyllic tropical isles fringed with sandy white beaches and bounded by endless coral reef. Discover Papua New Guinea’s distinctive landscapes – both above and below the water.

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Vamizi Island Private Villas

Vamizi Island defines castaway chic, with five impossibly romantic timber villas strung loosely along one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Vamizi isn’t about the usual five star luxury and all mod cons, it’s about the more rarefied pleasures of exclusive island life.

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Wazi Dubu

Located on one of the world’s most private beaches, the breath-taking Wazi Dubu is the southern-most property on Kizingoni Beach, part of the Lamu Archipelago just off the Kenya Coast.

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Xanadu Villas

Xanadu is a luxury collection of six individually designed villas nestled on Zanzibar’s east coast. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, pristine white sands and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Xanadu makes for the perfect island escape.

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