Have you heard of “The Mecca of Pacific Diving”? A daunting title with a heavy load, this name applies to Beqa Lagoon (pronounced Benga). An area off the main island of Fiji, just south of Viti Levu, the Beqa Lagoon is a place that deserves such a description. Enhanced by its status of having one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, it is a masterpiece in underwater beauty. A scuba diving adventure that all should witness. Easy to get to for the foreign traveler, Beqa Lagoon is not far from the Fiji international airport. In fact, it is not unheard…

You can’t get any richer than Raja Ampat. At least that is what many scientists believe when it comes to marine life. Out of all of the various regions of underwater splendor, Raja Ampat, according to scientists, is the most diverse oceanic ecosystem on the planet. That’s saying something, considering all of the magical places around the globe. The varying examples of underwater life in Raja Ampat leave visitors spellbound. A biodiversity that is considered to be almost as if from a different galaxy all together, the creatures and critters that live under the sea in the area of Raja…

There is a place that is made for scuba divers. Created out of 1190 different islands that are all framed by beautiful, white, pristine beaches, the Maldives is a region of the world that is seemingly made for those that enjoy scuba diving. Situated in such a way that it spans over multiple atolls in the Indian Ocean, the stunning Maldives is a world within Southern Asia that weaves incredible sunny weather with an underwater galaxy that enchants with the likes of dolphins, giant barracuda, whalefish, glassfish, fusilier as well as various kinds of sharks including reef, leopard and hammerhead…

Floating by you is a Juvenile Batfish, gliding through the water as a dry land bat flies through the air. To your left you see what at first looks like a mere dried leaf floating in the water, but looking closer you realize that it is a brown cockatoo waspfish. A little farther down the current you see to your right a sprinkling of frogfish waiting patiently while the sea moves by with the tidal flows.   This isn’t a dream that is being described. No, this is just a little sampling of the magnificent underwater world that can be…

Is there anything as terrifying as a shark coming at you? For many the answer is no. If you enjoy the thought of a powerful, graceful creature coming into your presence, then Palau, a Pacific Island nation situated as the most westerly island chain of Micronesia, is a place you want to put on your places to visit. Even if the answer was yes, you should still put Palau on your list of diving vacation musts.

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