Scuba Dive The Americas

Best time to dive
  • Galapagos – All year round
  • Cocos Island – December to May, although June – November schooling hammerheads
  • Socorro – November – May
  • Coiba – All year round, Humpback whales July – October

Widely considered to encapsulate the best diving in the world. The Americas are home to such bucket-list dive sites as the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica, and Socorro in Mexico. However, these well-known scuba destinations are just a few of the rich dive experiences available in the region.

If encounters with whales, sharks, giant rays, and dolphins appeal to you, this area should be firmly placed at the top of your dive holiday planning list. Providing a vegan or plant-based diet in some of these remote areas can be difficult, but Infinite Blue works closely with the operators to ensure you are well taken care of. Here are a few things to consider when planning your next scuba vacation in this area.


Our Favourite Dive Sites in The Americas

Diving Highlights

  • Sharks
  • Shipwrecks
  • Whale sharks
  • Giant Manta
  • Underwater caves
  • Cenotes
  • Underwater Pinnacles
  • Schools of Pelagics
  • Sea lions
  • Marine Iguana
  • Whales
  • Dolphins

Galapagos, Cocos and Socorro

A rundown of diving in the Americas will undoubtedly feature these destinations. Certainly three of the most famous scuba locations in the world, and deservedly so. Remote, and best dived by liveaboard, allowing you the opportunity to experience vast schools of sharks, playful giant oceanic manta, and the largest fish in the ocean, the whale shark, to name just a few things. The topside scenery can be just as remarkable as the underwater vistas, with land trips to the Galapagos transporting you back to the time of Charle’s Darwin.

How and Where to Dive?

There are absolutely loads of great places to dive in the region. For more information, read Teagan’s breakdown of Mexico’s best places to dive. Take a look at the best way to dive Galapagos here. Scuba diving in Belize, gets covered by Teagan, as does diving in the Cayman Islands, here.

Vegan and Plant-based Divers

Some areas in the Americas can be more complicated than others to accommodate for plant-based diver diets, especially the more remote liveaboard destinations. Many other dive holiday locations in the America’s provide excellent options for those on an adapted diet. If you are unsure, then let us help you out.


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