Luxury in open waters usually means million-dollar yachts and champagne while crossing the Atlantic. Rarely do people think of luxury under the waters, but it just so happens that luxury diving is actually a thing. There are hundreds of locations all over the world that can give you an experience to remember while diving into stunning underwater views. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or looking to give your family a deluxe vacation, you can certainly check out these five amazing luxury locations that were probably made just for deep sea diving.
The Bayes – Belize
Belize is known for many things. It is one of the most pristine locations in the Central America, home to rainforests and ancient ruins. It is also home to the iconic Great Blue Hole, a submarine sinkhole. And of course, the Great Blue Hole is something that you can definitely dive. There are many ways to access the Blue Hole, but to get the most extravagant experience, you can hire a private charter to take you to the best diving sites. You can have hire local experts to guide you as you witness the enigma and mysteries of the area. Belize is also known for its barrier reef, the second largest in the world. It’s full of exotic wildlife and amazing colors. You can be sure to spot some barracudas and Atlantic Spadefish, but make sure to keep an eye out for some whale sharks.
Central Atolls – Maldives
Luxury and the Maldives just go together naturally. It’s known for being one of the most romantic spots on the planet. The Maldives is built for tourism, so they have the best luxury hotels and spas. But while they may be used to entertaining tourists, the Maldives can still offer up a sense of exclusivity and remoteness. Located in the Indian Ocean, the waters in the Maldives are home to some of the most diverse marine life. You can look for manta rays and nudibranchs, frogfish, stonefish, and many others. And if you’re out on your honeymoon, spend the whole day on a lavish yacht to soak in the breathtaking views while you’re out on the open sea.
Bora Bora – French Polynesia
If your priority is remote diving, there’s no better place than Bora Bora in French Polynesia. You can bypass Tahiti and head straight to Bora Bora to soak in the turquoise waters and bake on the white sands all day. When you’ve finally got your fill, head underwater for some shark diving. There’s no other place that can compete with Bora Bora’s sharks and luxury, but if you ever feel that you’ve got enough to fill your diving appetite, just come back onto land to enjoy the exotic culture of the Polynesian islands.
The North – Madagascar
This island off the coast of Africa is known for its surfing and its sharks. It may not sound like the most luxurious combination, but there’s still so much undiscovered territory underneath the surface. The unspoiled reefs alone can give you an otherworldly feeling of opulence. You can hire divers to guide you through the biodiversity that surrounds that environment. Back on land, you can enjoy the beaches and everything the luxury lodges have to offer. You can also immerse in the biodiversity of the land—the exotic birds, the giant baobabs, the dancing lemurs, and many more. You’ll never want to leave the island; otherwise, you’ll be planning another trip as soon as you leave.
Vanua Levu – Fiji
It’s a tiny country, but as small as it is, it has a total of 333 islands. Fiji may be remote, but they have excellent hotels and limitless diving options. Vanua Levu doesn’t have all the developments of the main island, but it still offers luxury like no other. In addition, the biggest attraction in Vanua Levu is the Namena Marine Reserve, best accessible by speedboat. It may take 40 minutes, but it’s a worthwhile ride. The area is protected, so you are guaranteed the best, world-class diving you can ever get. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something closer by, the north of the island offers 200 km of pristine reef system known as the Great Sea Reef. Vanua Levu certainly can be a wonderful holiday for the entire family.