The stress of your wedding week has come and gone. Trips to the Nail Salon, planning your reception, fitting your wedding dress, and planning your seating arrangement seems like a distant memory. Now that you’ve sealed the deal, it’s time to enjoy a honeymoon you’ll never forget. Since you both enjoy diving in the open water, here’s a list of the top diving destinations for your honeymoon.
Any of these magical locations offer a fantastic diversity of ocean life and fantastic weather, pick one that resonates with you and set your itinerary!
1. Oahu – Hawaii
If you are looking for the best diving destinations, look no further than Hawaii.
Hawaii is a divers paradise, as you step off the pane you’ll be greeted by friendly locals that place a lei around your neck and welcome you to the islands of the gods. Hawaii features impressive volcanic landscapes and blue, clean water of the Pacific Ocean.
Local dive charters are relatively expensive compared to other locations on this list, but it’s worth the extra money. There are dozens of wrecks to dive; all located a short distance from the shore. The Corsair plane wreck is a fabulous location featuring a downed plane that’s become an artificial reef. Other spots worth visiting are the LCU, The new barge, and the San Pedro wreck.
2. Sodwana – South Africa
This desolate heritage site lies on the north-eastern seaboard of South Africa. Sodwana is one of the top diving destinations that is home to the most diverse ocean-life found anywhere in the world. Spend your days on the beach at your dive camp and complete two-a-days until the nitrogen build-up saturates your mind and sends you off into dreamland while you “braai” fresh local seafood.
There are many excellent dive locations in Sodwana. The best reefs are “Wayne’s world,” “Simon’s cave,” and “Pinnacles.” The majority of the spots lie in shallow water, so it’s even possible to complete up to three dives in a day.
3. Ponte Do Ouro – Mozambique
Further south on the African coastline is the tropical paradise of Mozambique – another one of the best diving destinations in the world. This Portuguese-speaking country is remote but offers some of the most sensational diving you’ll ever experience. Spend your days diving the locations of “Atlantis,” “Steve’s ledge,” and Doodles.” The majority of the reefs are shallow. However, there are a few advanced dives and secret spots that local dive-masters will take you to for an extra fee. Trust us, the money’s worth it.
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4. The Blue Hole – Belize
If you’re looking for an island excursion that you’ll never forget, visit one of the many tropical diving destinations of Belize, on the coastline of Central America. The country has some many breathtaking dive spots, with the most famous being “The Blue Hole,” discovered by scuba pioneer Jacques Cousteau. The site is located on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll and offers some of the most spectacular underwater scenery you’ll ever experience.
Spend your evenings sipping cocktails on the deck of your 5-star hotel as you listen to the sounds of the local wildlife around you.
5. The Great Barrier Reef – Australia
Located off of the North-eastern coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s most popular tropical reef. With an incredible diversity of coral and sea-life, the GBR is a divers dream. Some of the most popular dive spots to visit are, “Cod Hole,” “Osprey reef,” and “Ribbon reefs.” The majority of the reefs are far offshore, and it’s a
Spend your evenings cooking shrimp on the Barbie while you sip Aussie beer and chat with friendly tourists from around the world.
Wrapping Up – Travel Safely
Before you book your tickets and head out the door, make sure that all of your travel documentation is in order. Apply for the necessary visas and plan your itinerary properly. Make sure you leave a copy of your trip itinerary with a family member or close friend. Make color copies of your passport and visas, then stash your original documents in the safe at your hotel while you travel around.
All of these dive spots are in tropical locations where the sun is powerful. Make sure you pack an SPF 50 sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.