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6 Things You Need to Know About Scuba Diving in Bali -

6 Things You Need to Know About Scuba Diving in Bali -

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Bali, Indonesia is a popular scuba diving destination in Asia. The country’s rich culture, scenic landscape and serene lifestyle offer sanctuary to harried travelers who need to break away from... Read more

Shark Conservation Act Signed into Law to Curb Cruel Shark Finning

Shark Conservation Act Signed into Law to Curb Cruel Shark Finning

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WASHINGTON (Jan. 5, 2011) — Humane Society International, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud President Barack Obama for signing an important... Read more

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego It's time to celebrate our big blue ocean!Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, will mark Worl... Read more

Scuba Diving Accidents – Common Injuries to Avoid

Scuba Diving Accidents – Common Injuries to Avoid

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As with all exciting and exhilarating sports, there are a few accidents that can occur in scuba diving. The marine world is not a natural place for human beings to be, and as such divers have to use ... Read more

Man proposes to girlfriend while Scuba Diving in Mexico

Man proposes to girlfriend while Scuba Diving in Mexico

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So sweet. A couple of scuba divers decide to go for a dive. The boyfriend plans his proposal for 6 months, then pops the question below the surface off the Mexico coast. By the excess bubbles, the ... Read more

Scuba Diving Lombok and Gili Islands off Bali in Indonesia

Scuba Diving Lombok and Gili Islands off Bali in Indonesia

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Lombok is an island located east of Bali and accessible by air, fast boat or public ferry.The simple pleasure of sunshine, white sandy beaches in quieter settings than Bali, unique culture, stunning ... Read more

A TRI-PARTISAN LOOK AT THE STATE OF REBREATHERS

A TRI-PARTISAN LOOK AT THE STATE OF REBREATHERS

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Posted on: May 8, 2012CCR Pioneers ANDI, IANTD, and TDI to Release Historical Data about rebreathers at Rebreather Forum 3 (RF3)For the first time in the history of the scuba diving industry, ANDI, ... Read more

Cave Diving – Tips for the Extreme Scuba Diver

Cave Diving – Tips for the Extreme Scuba Diver

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Cave diving is becoming more popular for many divers, and if you’re looking for an entirely new way of discovering underwater habitats, enjoying cave diving can be thrilling. However, it isn&rs... Read more

Protecting Palau's Marine Ecosystems

Protecting Palau's Marine Ecosystems

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The life-sustaining natural systems in the region of Palau have reached a critical tipping point that calls for immediate action and long-term support. If this call goes unheard, Micronesian island p... Read more

Dahab on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving Destination

Dahab on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving Destination

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Dahab, the famous town of the Red Sea Riviera, is a great diving holiday destination for the experienced diver and for someone wanting to obtain their scuba diving certification. World-famous dive si... Read more

Diving in Hawaii.  Why Maui Offers Divers Paradise

Diving in Hawaii. Why Maui Offers Divers Paradise

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Hawaii has to be one of the United States' most loved places for a holiday, and it’s unsurprising what with its gorgeous climate and paradise location. But for divers it offers something even m... Read more

Whale sharks off Utila island in Central America.

Whale sharks off Utila island in Central America.

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For many years the local fishermen of Utila knew about a huge fish that swam around the shores of Utila- it was called “Old Tom”, the largest of fish, today we know it as the Whale Shark.... Read more

Top 5 Dive Sites in Khao Lak, Thailand

Top 5 Dive Sites in Khao Lak, Thailand

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Thailand has long been regarded as having some of the world’s best diving spots and Khao Lak – a resort town north of the more famous Phuket Island – is no exception.The Khao Lak co... Read more

TheScubaDivingDirectory.com is heading to Utila!!

TheScubaDivingDirectory.com is heading to Utila!!

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Michael here at TheScubaDivingDirectory.com is heading, from Roatan, over to Utila next week for some diving. Michaels heading there to check out the diving and to meet our 3 newest Dive Centers and r... Read more

Scuba Diving in Aruba, Dutch Antilles

Scuba Diving in Aruba, Dutch Antilles

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One of the famous so called ABC islands is the small Caribbean island of Aruba together with Bonaire and Curacao. It is situated about 15 miles off the shorelines of Venezuela. It is relatively easy ... Read more

Diving Cano Island National Marine Park in Costa Rica.

Diving Cano Island National Marine Park in Costa Rica.

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Cano Island is a National Marine Park and is protected by the Government and the National Park Service and therefore there is no fishing allowed there. Because of its remote location it is considered... Read more

Planning a Dive Vacation

Planning a Dive Vacation

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Becoming a certified scuba diver is the first step in unlocking the door to an amazing world that only a small percentage of the earth's population will ever see. The ocean is the planet's last front... Read more

Snorkeling – An Ideal Alternative to Scuba Diving

Snorkeling – An Ideal Alternative to Scuba Diving

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If you’re a keen scuba diver then you’ll know that nothing quite compares to the feeling of immersing yourself into the underwater realm. However, there are times when you might not be ab... Read more

Roatan Island Marine Park and Conservation

Roatan Island Marine Park and Conservation

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The Roatan Marine Park (RMP) is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization located on the island of Roatan, 50 kilometers off the mainland coast of Honduras. Our organization was formed... Read more

Scuba Diving in the Maldives

Scuba Diving in the Maldives

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  There are few places on earth that could be described as an ultimate paradise; the Maldives is most certainly one of them. Once you come into land across the Maldives, you'll straight away rea... Read more

List of Scuba Diving Courses/Certifications -

List of Scuba Diving Courses/Certifications -

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From Recreational to Professional Dive Courses/Certifications. Padi dive courses list. Read more

Heres some Top Dive Sites around the BVIs, British Virgin Islands.

Heres some Top Dive Sites around the BVIs, British Virgin Islands.

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Wreck of the RMS Rhone - (Salt Island)The most famous dive site in the BVIs is located off Salt Island near Black Rock. This is considered to be one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean and was t... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Island of Roatan in Honduras

Scuba Diving off the Island of Roatan in Honduras

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Roatan is an island just off the north coast of the Central American country of Honduras. It is surrounded by several other islands, most of which are smaller, and include Utila, Guanaja, Hog Island... Read more

Scuba Diving around Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Diving around Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef

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Diving in the North Queensland area of the Great Barrier Reef is an experience that will allow you to boast that you have dived the world's largest reef system. Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef is... Read more

Scuba Diving beautiful Palau

Scuba Diving beautiful Palau

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Beautiful Palau is an island in the Pacific Ocean, about 500 miles east of the Philippines. It gained iindependence in 1994, making it one of the youngest nations. The name of Palau itself is relativ... Read more

Our divers told us what was important to them when searching online for a dive center or resort.

Our divers told us what was important to them when searching online for a dive center or resort.

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A few weeks ago, we asked our 13,000 Facebook and Twitter divers, followers and members    " What is most important to you when searching online for a dive center, resort or liveaboard... Read more

Scuba Diving beautiful New Zealand

Scuba Diving beautiful New Zealand

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There are many dive centers in New Zealand as this country is perfectly positioned to see a number of wonderful rugged coastlines covering its two islands of the South and the North.  Dive s... Read more

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

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Scuba diving in the Bahamas is one of the world’s most sought after pastimes for thrill seekers fascinated in an underwater world experience that will stay with them for the rest of their live... Read more

Scuba Diving and enjoying Boracay Island in the Philippines

Scuba Diving and enjoying Boracay Island in the Philippines

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Boracay island is a world-class tourist and scuba diving destination in the southern Philippines. It is one of the most popular getaways in the Philippines, attracting close to one million local and ... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

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Crete is the largest and most populated island in Greece's Mediterranean link of islands. Its warm waters offer virtually ideal year-round diving conditions. In the winter months of December and Janu... Read more

Destination Hurghada on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving In Hurghada

Destination Hurghada on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving In Hurghada

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Hurghada, along with Sharm el Sheikh, is where it all started. These where the first two destinations of the nearly 20-years old diving history of the Red Sea. Diving in Hurghada needs no introductio... Read more

Macro photography in scuba diving.

Macro photography in scuba diving.

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Macro photography is defined as photography where the image projected on your sensor is life size. This is referred to as a 1:1 magnification ratio, meaning the magnification is the actual size of t... Read more

Scuba Diving the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas Reef in the Red Sea

Scuba Diving the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas Reef in the Red Sea

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Sha’ab Abu Nuhas is a coral reef northwest of Shadwan Island in the northern Red Sea. It is a navigation hazard because it projects into the shipping channel, as evidenced by the (at least) 7 s... Read more

Paddleboarding and Scuba Diving the Caribbean in Roatan And Utila Honduras

Paddleboarding and Scuba Diving the Caribbean in Roatan And Utila Honduras

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  I recently had the opportunity of paddleboarding the beautiful waters of Honduras. While residing on the islands of Roatan and Utila for six months, I ate, drank and slept scuba diving. And wh... Read more

Scuba Diving in Palau – Make the Most of Your Dive Experience

Scuba Diving in Palau – Make the Most of Your Dive Experience

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Palau, located in the Pacific Ocean 500 miles east of the Philippines, is a top spot for divers. Whether you’re very experienced or are a novice looking for new dive resorts and scuba diving ex... Read more

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Dec 30
2014

Scuba Diving beautiful New Zealand

Posted by: sddiver96

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There are many dive centers in New Zealand as this country is perfectly positioned to see a number of wonderful rugged coastlines covering its two islands of the South and the North. 

Dive sites can be found all over New Zealand and many tourists and residents are very keen on taking up the hobby of scuba diving. There is no doubt that New Zealand really is a paradise when it comes to free diving, scuba diving and snorkeling among its many corals. During the summer months the visibility is fairly good and the seas are very warm, particularly so in the North Island.

The South Island can be rather chilly in winter, which comes here around the months of July and August but the real hardy among you still love to check out some wrecks that can still be clearly seen down in the South Island, even in winter. There are many advantages to New Zealand's scuba diving experience; the coastline around the two islands is easily accessible. There are also hundreds of tiny little offshore islands, many of which are uninhabited, that are a great base for scuba divers and snorkelers alike.

The best time of year to come and experience scuba diving has to be in the summer months though, when the seas are warm and there is plenty of diverse underwater marine life to see. The reefs in New Zealand are mainly sub-tropical but are very easy to see because the waters are often so clear.

The other great thing about scuba diving and touring around all the offshore islands is that you can access all these sites so easily from the mainland. Simply book into a hotel and then take a stroll down to the harbor to see which boat trips are going to take you onto some great scuba diving sites and wrecks.

You should always remember to bring your PADI certificate with you when you come to New Zealand, but for those that have not yet received their certification, you will find there are plenty of dive courses being run from the many dive centers in and around New Zealand, which will see you get your all-important certification within just a few days.

Things are very organized in New Zealand and there are more than plenty of tours that will take you out to that special dive that will be ideal for that first dive.