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30 Iconic Places to Dive in 2024

Sometimes, the hardest part about planning a dive trip is deciding where to go. These are the most exciting destinations at the top of our ever-growing must-dive list.

Making Connections While Diving in Southern Japan

Language barriers don’t exist under the water. Here’s how one explorer forged new lifelong friendships while on a creature-spotting tour of southern Japan’s best diving spots.

Hiroshi "Kuma" Sato Named January Sea Hero for Conservation Work

Founder of Sanriku Volunteer Divers, Hiroshi Sato is committed to cleaning natural-disaster debris, leading seaweed restoration efforts and training the next generation of mission-driven divers.

9 Awe-Inspiring Archipelagos

For divers, all archipelagos are not created equal. Follow our lead to nine of the most awe-inspiring of the bunch.

2011 Top 100 Gold List

One of our most coveted awards: Find out which operators, resorts and liveaboards made our Top 100 Gold List!


The coastal waters of Japan belong almost exclusively to the fishermen who supply the Japanese population with most of the protein in its diet. Reluctantly, the fishermen share a small portion of their realm with the many scuba divers from ...

Izu Peninsula

In the shadow of Mt. Fuji, temperate waters offer up a tapestry of marine life as colorful as a new kimono.