Cressi’s frameless mask is lightweight, low volume and offers a compact profile. Its flared single window lens provides good field of view, including over the bridge of the nose. The silicone skirt’s double seal system is effective in blocking water entry. Strap buckles attach directly to the skirt, allowing for lots of lateral movement, plus lets the mask fold flat for packing. The mask comes with a black or white skirt.
Subgear’s SG500 has been given a new name, but underneath this fresh moniker is the same high performing reg that earned a Best Buy rating in a major ScubaLab regulator review. In real-world diving it’s a sweet breather in all diving positions and dry as well. With its low work of breathing, surprising amount of reserve capacity and a solid track record for its in-water work, the SG500 is a proven performer.
From full scuba certification courses to one-day experiences for those who've never breathed off a regulator, the Cayman Islands qualify as a scuba diving shrine. While Grand Cayman receives the most publicity and visitors, all three Cayman Islands - Little Cayman and Cayman Brac being the other two -- offer outstanding scuba diving.
If there is one island that summons up all the romance of the South Pacific as a tropical paradise, it is Tahiti. It's been that way for more than two centuries, since the island's charms (including its free-spirited women) helped spark the mutiny on the Bounty. Today the international airport in Tahiti's capital of Papeete is the gateway to all of French Polynesia.
Located along the southern tip of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Olympus Dive Center is ideally situated to offer exploration of the many shipwrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. One of them, the world-renowned WWII German U-Boat U-352, rests in 115 feet of clear Gulf Stream water.
Overlooking Moalboal Bay and nestled in a tropical, lush setting on the island of Cebu, this 27-room boutique resort — listed in Top 10 Diving Hotels Worldwide — was designed for divers by a family of divers.
The Philippines is the gateway to the Coral Triangle, the world’s center of marine biodiversity. The country’s 7,107 islands are a diverse mixture of Asian, European and American cultures. El Nido in Palawan is a marine reserve park that is very popular among divers and snorkelers. Also in the province of Palawan is Coron Bay, the wreck-diving capital of the Philippines.
This intimate eco-lodge and dive resort provides the ultimate in privacy, relaxation and customer service, making sure you experience the finest that Roatàn has to offer. Tranquilseas features just seven private cabanas nestled amongst exotic tropical gardens on a meandering walkway leading to one of Roatàn’s quietest beaches. The sun deck, bar and restaurant overlook the tranquil waters of Sandy Bay, with pristine views and plenty of lounging areas.
National Geographic Adventure named the diving at Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri — explored and filmed by Jacques Cousteau — one of the top 10 adventures in America. Back in the day, the mine’s deepest reaches were not underwater. A massive pump system stemmed the flow of encroaching groundwater as the miners pushed deeper. But when the world’s largest lead mine was closed, the pumps were turned off and water trickled in to fill the void.
The moment guests enter the Maya Palms Beach Resort, they know they’ve arrived somewhere special. As they walk through the grand Mayan Warrior gates, they feel as if they left their lives behind. This tropical hideaway is located on the Mexican Caribbean known as the Costa Maya Riviera. In addition to the virgin exploratory diving on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, guests can enjoy other activities such as shopping, horseback riding and Maya ruins tours. Divers and nondivers alike will love this beautiful eco resort, featuring boutique accommodations.