Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a diver’s getaway where water -lovers can experience a handful of bucket list experiences year-round. On the action-packed agenda find everything from amazing drift dives to colorful coral and excursions amongst some of the ocean’s most sought-after creatures.Along the famous reefs of Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, divers can enjoy dives with turtles, nurse sharks, seahorses, angelfish, parrotfish and a plethora of Caribbean sea creatures.
Scuba Club Cozumel has been serving divers for more than 25 years with an unrivaled dedication to safety and personalized diving experiences. Located on the island of Cozumelin Mexico’s Caribbean Sea, the PADI Five Star International Training Center provides diving services for Scuba Club Cozumel Dive Resort. See the video for three reasons you should dive with Scuba Club Cozumel.
Small Hope Bay on Andros is home to the world’s third longest barrier reef, so it’s little surprise that the Bahamas attract the big stuff. What most divers fail to realize is how much macro life abounds in the shallows. Like staring at an optical illusion, the trick to uncovering the magic is to never assume you know what lies before you. After a few days of diving reefs in the Bahamas, you’ll inevitably find your standards rising as you become spoiled by the 100-feet-or-greater visibility, sunlight-swathed reefs, schools of fish and endless color.
The Tongue of the Ocean wraps around the western side of New Providence, yielding miles of picturesque reefs and dramatic walls. From the swimming-pool-like clarity of shallows reefs to walls that plunge to depths of 6,000 feet, Stuart Cove’s offers access to the full range of the Bahamas’ diverse underwater habitat.
I am currently in Grand Cayman enjoying an underwater photography workshop with Alex Mustard at Ocean Frontier. When I first arrived on the Island, I did not know anything about photography. Reef Photo & Video load me a Sony NEXUS 5 with a Nauticam housing for my scholarship year but I did not know how to use it. I always thought underwater photography was an important tool for raising awareness and to document to a non-diver about our underwater world but I never invested time to learn how to make a nice picture.
The Our World Underwater Rolex Scholarship is not just all about diving. By travelling to unique and often remote places all around the globe, as a scholar, you may find yourself landing right in the middle of some exceptional circumstances.
I stop, nestled between two large coral heads along a sloping sand valley that drops off into the abyss. Ahead, there are three gray reef sharks cruising about and edging closer to investigate our group of alien beings. Colorful fish maneuver between enormous sponges and intricate sea whips.
110,000 miles, 100+ companies, 10 countries, 17 states: 12 months! The scholar life is one of joy, adventure, generosity, inspiration, and challenge all on a scale that grows by the hour. It's a big ocean planet and we're only just getting started. Come along with me diving the most exotic corners of the world and working with fascinating explorers!