The Federated States of Micronesia are made up of four island groups - Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae - located in the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean. They're roughly 3000 miles (5000km) west of Hawaii, lying just above the Equator. The four states are actually grouping of 607 small islands and atolls. Generally speaking, the FSM comprises what is known as the Eastern and Western Caroline Islands.
Put yourself in this tantalizing equation: One diver into 2,900 different reefs, in 133,400 square miles of ocean, with 900 islands to explore and 1,500 fish species to encounter. It happens only on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, or as the locals simply call it, the "GBR."
Located in the very heart of Central America, Honduras is a short flight from major U.S. gateways — two hours from Miami, and less than three hours from Houston and Atlanta. But once you arrive, it’s a whole new world.
Riviera Maya is one of Mexico’s most desired destinations for scuba divers and snorkelers. Not only does the destination boast the Great Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second largest coral barrier reef, and one of the world’s largest systems of cenotes, but the diving experts in the region are committed to catering to all levels of diving experience to ensure all visitors to the Riviera Maya can partake in the sport.
PALAU, Nov. 9, 2012 -- Worldwide Dive and Sail, along with Sam’s Tours Palau, has launched their new liveaboard S/Y Palau Siren. This latest luxury yacht was built in Sulawesi, Indonesia. With the building overseen by WWDS owner and longtime diver Frank Van Der Linde, she is sure to be their greatest vessel yet!
There are approximately 200 species of pipefish (Syngnathinae) known to exist, ranging from boring to bizarre. They are a small, fused-jaw fish in the family Syngathidae that also includes the seahorse, sea dragon and pipehorse. Here, the many faces of pipefishes.
Nicknamed the Show Me state, Missouri may surprise some tourists with its diverse attractions and activities. Here are some of the highlights: Country music fans will love Branson, while Kansas City is known for its blues. If you want high-end shopping, check out Kansas City's Country Club Plaza shopping district. And if you're into the Wild West, visit Silver Dollar City, an 1880s-themed town.