The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west, and the Americas in the east. In its vast area, it comprises about 25,000 islands, being many of them a diving paradise!
Some incredible areas to discover are diving Palau (diving Micronesia), diving Papua New Guinea, diving Fiji, diving New Caledonia, diving Solomon Islands, and diving Australia.
If travel is the elixir of life, then a visit and diving in Micronesia is truly a feast of exotic experiences and underwater adventures. These tiny islands in Micronesia provide some of the most exciting and enjoyable dives you may ever do. Diving in Palau is rated as one of the world's best diving destinations by scuba aficionados. And why not...Palau has unspoiled reefs, caves, and walls with the most amazing array of marine life you can ever imagine.
Diving Palau beckons to you with some of the world's most awesome natural wonders. Imagine the whitest beaches you will ever see, gardens of coral just beneath the clearest waters, lakes filled to the brim with "sting less" jellyfish. Forests, waterfalls and caves that have never been ravaged by man, and hundreds of islands of the purest beauty abound all along our pristine archipelago.
Lying just south of the equator, 160km north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. This fascinating land boasts more than 600 islands and more than 800 indigenous languages (tok ples), and is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon.
Towering mountain peaks, lush, fertile valleys, golden beaches, sparkling coral islands and some of the best diving locations in the world. Diving in Papua New Guinea means wild beauty, breathtaking underwater landscapes and fascinating corals and fauna. It enjoys some of the world's best diving around its warm coastal waters, with striking coral reefs around the mainland coast and the islands of the Bismarck Sea and the Milne Bay area.
Diving in Fiji is home to some of the most spectacular barrier reefs and coral atolls in the world. There are over 400 individual species of hard and soft coral. Amazing caves and grottos and a diverse marine life that includes sharks, whales, tuna, turtles and fish of all colours and sizes.
There are sunken ships to explore, shark feeding, magnificent lagoons with unmatched visibility and always countless miles of virgin coral reefs and breathtaking underwater experiences.
New Caledonia is the third largest island in the Pacific Region after Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Unlike its volcanic neighbors, New Caledonia is a fragment of an ancient continent which drifted away some 250 million years ago. Its flora and fauna evolved in isolation, and are now quite unique. In its waters you can find 1000 species of fish, 6500 species of marine invertebrates.
Surrounded by a 1,600 km long coral reef, diving in New Caledonia also boasts the largest lagoon in the world. The reef can be as close as a few kilometers from the coast in some places and as far as 65 km in others - with an average depth of 40 m.
Solomon Islands diving has gained an enviable world-wide reputation that's unsurpassed. Throughout these magic islands is an endless variety of dive sites to suit all tastes and levels of experience.
Mother Nature weaves her watery spell amongst the wrecks of World War II. You will experience an extraordinary array of differing structures and bio-assemblage: including shallow and deep coral gardens with magnificent drop-offs, ledges and gutters, sharks, all manner of light game fish and an enormous range of reef fish. Turtles and, mantas and eagle rays are common sights, together with friendly Hammerheads.
Home to the Great Barrier Reef, diving Australia is some of the best diving in the world, from sharks expeditions in Port Lincoln to seal encounters when diving in Tasmania. And of course, diving the Great Barrier: it stretches through Queensland's waters for more than 2,500 kilometres, covering around 345,000 square kilometres. The world's largest natural Heritage site, is made up of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 70 coral cays sprinkled along the edge of the continental shelf.