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100 Best Scuba Diving Sites, Operators, Destinations and More

Top 100 Readers Choice Awards: Gold List

At the beginning of every year, Scuba Diving magazine sends a survey to our print and digital subscribers to find out where they love to scuba dive — among many other questions. The Top 100 Gold list is the compilation of reader votes for the best dive sites, dive operators, liveaboards, big-animal encounters and more, regardless of location. We are proud to present the list that you — our readers — brought to life!

Underwater Photo Wall Diving

Best Wall Dives

#1 Palancar Deep, Cozumel, Mexico

#2 Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

#3 Molokini Crater Back Wall, Maui, Hawaii

#4 Blue Corner, Palau

#5 Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef, Belize

#6 Big Tunnels, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#7 Mary’s Place, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

#8 Amphitheater, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

#9 Cane Bay Wall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Underwater Photo Diver in Devil's Grotto Cayman Islands


Best Dive Sites

#10 Cathedrals, Lanai, Hawaii

#11 Devil’s Grotto, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#12 Something Special, Bonaire

#13 Cenote Dos Ojos, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

#14 Eagle Ray Pass, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#15 Darwin’s Arch, Galapagos

#16 Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

#17 Great White Wall, Fiji

#18 Farnsworth Bank, Catalina Island, California

Thistlegorm Wreck Red Sea Egypt Trucks Underwater


Best Wreck Diving

#19 Spiegel Grove, Key Largo, Florida

#20 Kittiwake, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#21 Fujikawa Maru, Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

#22 El Aguila, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

#23 Oriskany, Pensacola, Florida

#24 Corsair, Oahu, Hawaii

#25 U-352, Morehead City, North Carolina

#26 Thistlegorm, Red Sea, Egypt

#27 Liberty, Bali, Indonesia

scuba diver in kelp forest underwater photo california


Best Shore Dives

#28 CoCo View Wall, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

#29 Alice in Wonderland, Bonaire

#30 Buddy’s Reef, Bonaire

#31 Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, Florida

#32 Avalon Underwater Park, Catalina Island, California

#33 La Jolla Cove, San Diego, California

#34 Mala Wharf, Maui, Hawaii

#35 Sharks Cove, Oahu, Hawaii

#36 Lighthouse Point Reef, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Underwater Photo Diver in Cenote in Mexico


Most Unusual Dive Sites

#37 Great Blue Hole, Belize

#38 Devil’s Throat, Cozumel, Mexico

#39 Christ of the Abyss, Key Largo, Florida

#40 1,000 Steps, Bonaire

#41 Jellyfish Lake, Palau

#42 Cenote Chac Mool, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

#43 Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri

#44 Pelagic Magic, Kona, Hawaii

#45 Washing Machine, Exuma, Bahamas

Underwater Photo Manta Night Dive Kona Hawaii


Best Night Dives

#46 Manta Ray Night Dive, Kona, Hawaii

#47 Davis Reef, Key Largo, Florida

#48 Bari Reef, Bonaire

#49 Bailey’s Key, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

#50 Sunset House Resort Reef, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#51 Frederiksted Pier, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

#52 Shark Ray Alley, Ambergris Caye, Belize

#53 Fluorescent Night Dive, Koh Tao, Thailand

#54 Coral Spawning Dives, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Snorkeler with Whale Shark Underwater Photo


Best Big Animal Encounters

#55 Whale Sharks, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

#56 Manatees, Crystal River, Florida

#57 Sand Tiger Sharks, North Carolina

#58 Caribbean Reef Sharks, Shark Arena, New Providence, Bahamas

#59 Spinner Dolphins and Humpback Whales, Maui, Hawaii

#60 California Sea Lions, Santa Cruz Island, California

#61 Hammerhead Sharks, Galapagos

#62 Frogfish, Bari Reef, Bonaire

#63 Whitetip Reef and Blacktip Reef Sharks, Beqa, Fiji

#64 Pacific Manta Rays, Ulong Channel, Palau

Best Wall Diving Palau


Best Beaches

#65 Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#66 Ka’anapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

#67 Tulum, Mexico

#68 Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

#69 Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

#70 The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

#71 West Bay Beach, Roatan, Bay Islands

#72 Destin, Florida

#73 Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia

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Aggressor Fleet & Dancer Fleet

Best Liveaboards

#74 Galapagos Aggressor III

#75 Aqua Cat, Bahamas

#76 Cayman Aggressor IV

#77 Arenui, Indonesia

#78 Belize Aggressor III

#79 Spoilsport, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

#80 Odyssey Adventures/Truk Odyssey, Micronesia

#81 Turks and Caicos Aggressor II

#82 Maldives Aggressor

giant stride at Orange Bowl

David Benz

Best Dive Operators

#83 Buddy Dive Bonaire

#84 Reef Divers, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

#85 [Jack’s Diving Locker], Kona, Hawaii

#86 Stuart Cove’s, New Providence, Bahamas

#87 Ocean Divers, Key Largo, Florida

#88 Sunset House, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#89 Sam’s Tours Palau

#90 Amigos Del Mar, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

#91 Scuba Club Cozumel, Mexico

Best Dive Resorts Sunset House Cayman Islands

Sunset House

Best Dive Resorts

#92 Sunset House, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

#93 Anthony’s Key Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

#94 Scuba Club Cozumel, Mexico

#95 CoCo View Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

#96 Little Cayman Beach Resort, Cayman Islands

#97 Turneffe Island Resort, Belize

#98 Deep Blue Resort, Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

#99 Beqa Lagoon Resort, Fiji

#100 Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire

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Lucky #7 Join Arenui in Raja Ampat and Watch an Eclipse


Are you feeling lucky today? Do you need to get away right away?

Take advantage of the last 7 places onboard Arenui for a 12 day cruise in March 2016. Dive in one of the most amazing places in the world – Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Right in the middle of the coral triangle Raja Ampat is a hotspot for biodiversity.

Swim with Giant Manta Rays at pinnacles full of fish. Meet a Wobbegong shark. See the cutest critter of them all – the pygmy seahorse. Be awed by the magnificient, multi-coloured reefs of Misool. Dive with schooling fish in Dampier Strait. Go to the ‘Manta Cinema’ to watch Reef Manta Rays on the cleaning station at Manta Sandy. Float through a gigantic cavern with huge stalatites and stalacmites at Tomolol Cave. Enjoy local culture with a visit to Arborek Village. Plus many more once in a lifetime experiences.

Imagine yourself onboard Arenui from the 1st until the 12th of March 2016 enjoying the diving in Raja Ampat and being taken care of by our 22 crew members! Contact us NOW to book!

EXTRA BONUS – experience and enjoy, from the comfort of our sky deck, a SOLAR ECLIPSE! On the 9th March the islands of Raja Ampat will become dark and you can witness the phenomenon of the sun being eclipsed.

Standard Inclusions:
– Full board accommodation in double/twin deluxe cabin
– The shore activities/excursions according to the program
– Soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee, Illy espresso
– Five meals per day
– Diving activities (up to 4 dives/day)
– Dive cylinders, weights and weight belts
– Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport
– Government Taxes
– Welcome massage (1/2 hour per person)

Standard Exclusions:
– Master cabin supplement (50 USD/person/night surcharge applied to cabins Rama and Shinta)
– Administration/port clearance fee
– National Parks Entrance Fee
– Fuel Surcharge
– International and domestic air transportation
– Hotels and meals before and after the cruise
– Alcoholic drinks, cappuccino
– Dive equipment rental (other than dive cylinders, weights and weight belt)
– Nitrox refills
– Massages and Spa treatments (other than welcome massage)
– Travel insurance
– Onboard purchases
– Private tours
– Laund
– On-board telecommunications
– Crew gratuities

Price $6,270
Package Validity – Start Date Dec 18th, 2015
Package Validity – End Date Feb 15th, 2016
Travel must be booked by Feb 15th, 2016
Booking Email Address
Booking Telephone +62361750034

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Arenui Liveaboard — Special Discount on Last Minute Cabin!

The Arenui

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Dive in TWO of the best destinations in Indonesia – Komodo AND Alor! And what other dive trip can you go on where you will dive in TWO different oceans – the Indian and Pacific?!

Be amazed by the diversity of diving and scenery on this 13 night cruise in September 2015. Komodo National Park offers drift dives with manta rays, pinnacle dives with sharks and thousands of schooling fish, reef dives with turtles, night dives with weird and wonderful critters. And don’t forget you also get the chance to meet the last living dinosaur, the Komodo Dragon. Then cruise east with us to Alor. Visit a traditional Abui Tribe and experience the spectacular muck diving of Alor. Drift along a reef entirely covered in anemones and watch the local children dive down to say hi underwater while wearing their homemade googles. Before finishing the cruise on the island of Flores, watch an erupting volcano from the comfort of our 5 star sky lounge.

Be quick and grab one of our LAST MINUTE CABINS that have become available on Arenui.

Read more about the cruise at or visit the special Facebook event/cruise page at and read more on

From our online photo gallery you can see that the Arenui is the most luxurious dive Liveaboard currently operating in Asia.

With 22 crew serving a maximum of 16 guests, we aim to make your cruise a truly relaxing and first-class experience. Don’t just take our word for it! Read post-trip feedback from our former (and often repeater) guests at:

Contact us NOW to find out about our very special discount.


Price: $7020.00
Package Validity – Start Date: September 27, 2015
Package Validity – End Date: October 10, 2015
Travel must be booked by: September 20, 2015
Booking Email:
Book by phone: +62361750034

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