Are you sick of cold windy days, ice and snow? The last blast of winter got you wishing you were enjoying the sun and surf in some far off, warm destination? What are you waiting for? This is the perfect time of the year to escape the winter chill and relax on a scuba diving vacation!
There are plenty of scuba diving vacation packages on sale from January to March. One of the best scuba diving vacations you will ever book is a trip to Cozumel, Mexico. The waters around Cozumel are host to an amazing selection of fish. The visibility is stunning – you can dive 80 feet down, look towards the sky and it still feels like you can raise your arm out of the water. The large bodies of coral and swim-throughs are amazing to dive over and through. If Cozumel sounds tempting, book your vacation for February 23- 28 for the Mexican carnival. Carnival in Cozumel is similar to New Orleans Mardi Gras, complete with parades of masked dancers and marching bands.
If it’s a new and exciting dive destination you seek, check out Roatan, Honduras. The island of Roatan is home to many well-established dive shops and exceptional diving. The valleys of coral and swim-throughs are exciting for divers of all levels and the abundance of pillar coral, vase sponges, tube sponges, and barrel sponges create an amazing landscape. Roatan divers can expect to see turtles and grouper almost daily, cowrie shells are often found if you look closely. Scuba divers interested in going beyond the average 60 ft dive may find themselves among Eagle Rays.
If you’re ready for an adventure, on land and in the water, head to the Similan Islands in Thailand. The warm, clear waters of the islands offer both gentle sloping reefs and deep, jagged trenches. The diving is quite relaxed as most currents tend to be fairly weak, giving you plenty of time to take in the view and observe the abundant marine life. Amazing coral formations and swim-throughs create a dazzling landscape and an interesting dive every time you hit the water. Watching the whale sharks and manta rays common seen in these areas will make this dive destination a scuba diving vacation to remember.
There are many months of cold, winter weather ahead, give yourself a break and head somewhere where the sun is shining and the water is warm and full of life. There are plenty of interesting scuba diving vacations; the hardest part is picking just one.