Because these are your picks, based on thousands of votes from the most experienced dive travelers on the planet. Because every month you hear from our editors on what we think matters in the world of dive travel.For the January/February issue of Scuba Diving we get to listen to you, and we’re taking notes. 1 ranking destinations in the Best Shore Diving category of the awards. Tweet using the hashtags #shoredivingcapital, #diversparadise and #walkinthepark — and never mention Bonaire — and even divers who have never been to the Dutch Caribbean island get the references.We’ve rounded up 25 romantic destinations across the globe, each boasting something new to offer newlyweds.(Hint: they’re also perfect spots for romantic getaways, you know, once the honeymoon is over.) Everything is new again at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, which celebrated its grand reopening February 2016.For a little action, get off the beaten path on a guided Polaris UTV cultural tour.As of November 2016, snap your sunbathing selfie while lounging on the deck of an overwater bungalow at Sandals Royal Caribbean.It’s worth all the hype (frogfish, seahorses, batfish, rays, octopuses! Plan for a weekday visit to avoid the weekend crowds.
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If you prefer boat schedules and divemaster-led dives, you can do that. You may be surprised to learn that some of the best reefs in the world — the Florida Keys — are too far from land to be accessible from shore, but the Panhandle has some decent options (try Navarre Beach and Perdido Key), and, technically, the state’s numerous springs (Ginnie, Blue Grotto, Devil’s Den, etc.) are walk-in dives.
But the joy of the 365/24/7 experience on Bonaire is that you can go anytime, anywhere you want, in Caribbean waters that have been strictly protected since 1979. We may be a bit partial here at Scuba Diving — our offices are located in Florida — but we think some of the best shore diving in the U. is right here in the Sunshine State, where 1,350 miles of coastline, lots of warm weather and the only living coral reef in the continental U. combine to offer a hit parade of shore-diving sites. Shore Diving Central in Florida, though, is the Palm Beach and Ft. Don’t miss at least one dive at the famed Blue Heron Bridge (aka as Phil Foster Park) in Riviera Beach.
When a refreshing dip in a plunge pool is just steps from your bed, there’s no need to fight the crowd for a lounge chair — or even don a swimsuit.
The 24 suites — aptly called sanctuaries — are stacked atop each other on a hillside, all with heart-stopping views.
Just pour yourselves some bubbly and slip into your infinity-edge paradise.