Paradise is a place where a person feels at peace with himself and his/her surroundings. It can be a distinct place for everyone—an exact location where they find peace, happiness, and serenity. For divers, these 10 paradise-like destinations are spots to reach a state of tranquility, bliss, and calm. If you are a diver out there, get ready! These destinations will leave you as breathless as they have left me!
1. Blue Heron Bridge in Florida
Blue Heron Bridge is located in Riviera Beach, Florida. A notable idea of the “Blue Heron Bridge” is the fact that it’s one of the country’s top-rated beach dive sites.
Furthermore, the marine life is extraordinary; its universal appeal puts it into Florida’s category of all-time “top favorite destinations.”
Technically speaking, people fly in from all over the world, to simply take a look at this wonderful phenomenon known as the Blue Heron Bridge. However, scuba divers, this is true especially for you, if you love a beautiful view!
The best travel months are April to May & Mid-October to Mid-November.
2. Gili Trawangan in Indonesia
Gili Trawangan may sound like a funny name, but trust me, there is nothing funny about it. It is a remote island destination, ensuring that you get your well-deserved peace and quiet. The scenery is beautiful and so is the ambiance. I tell you, you will be very pleased with this destination and its serenity. Please do visit this one. It will transport you to a place of peace that you could never have imagined before.
3. Byron Bay in Australia
Byron Bay is located in the far north-eastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Byron Bay is located approximately 480 miles from Sydney and 103 miles of Brisbane.
The best travel months are during December, January, February as the winters are not cold, but the summers are exceptionally hot. This one is another one of my favorites as it depicts something different. It isn’t like the other ones. There is something quite special and unique about this one.
4. Nakwakto Rapids in British Columbia
Nakwakto Rapids is a perfect place for scuba diving! According to a tour website, “the Nakwakto Rapids have been recognized as the fastest tidal surge in the world, and can run up to 17 knots during peak tidal changes.” If “paradise” includes adventures for you, this is the place to go!
5. Point Lobos in California
Point Lobos includes two marine protected areas: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve and Point Lobos State Marine Conservation Area. It is a well-reknowned scuba diving destination as well.
The best travel months are the summer: June, July, and August, as California’s weather is stable throughout the summer (and for most of the year as well).
6. Isla Mujeres in Mexico
Isla Mujeres is in Mexico and is an island in the Caribbean Sea, which is Paradise itself. The island is 7 km wide; to the east is the Caribbean sea with a rocky coast and to the west is the skyline of Cancun. It is located extremely close to one of several coral reefs.
This one is another of my favorites. What time is best to visit this destination? Mexico remains hot, so Fall months are best. These include September, October, and November.
7. Darwin’s Arch in Ecuador
Darwin’s Arch is located in the heart of Ecuador. It is named after Charles Darwin; the best part is that it lies in the Pacific Ocean where a variety of marine life exists.
The weather of Ecuador is quite mild. However, the summers and coastal places can be relatively humid. Opting to go in the fall or spring is a better option.
Bonaire is as beautiful as it sounds, if not even more. Bonaire is located in the Caribbean Sea, and might I say that this is one of my absolute favorites from the list here.
Bonaire’s economy is based off of tourism. It has a lot of warm climate which makes its livelihood off the summer months. Bonaire is an island that caters to thousands of scuba divers from across the world. Bonaire’s Marine Park offers visitors a chance to visit 86 dive spots. It’s home to over 57 coral species and over 350 recorded fish species!
9. Barracuda Point
Barracuda Point is the most spectacular decision spot to dive. I mean just look at the picture above. Don’t you just want to go there after taking a close look at it?
To enjoy the full experience here at Barracuda Point, it is recommended that divers have already previously had 50 dives before going to this one. The maximum depth at Barracuda Point is 30 meters deep.
10. Jellyfish Lake in Palau
Jellyfish Lake is as interesting as it looks and sounds. It is located in Palau and is a wonder to behold and that, my friends, is an understatement.
Palau has a tropical climate, but when rainfall ensues, then watch out. March, April, and May are wonderful months to visit this exotic destination.