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Scuba diving

Are you a scuba diving enthusiast looking for that perfect diving site? Many Transat resorts are located close to beautiful coral reefs teeming with fish. From snorkelling with hundreds of whale sharks in Mexico’s Isla Mujeres, to exploring Roatan’s 30-metre-deep reef walls in Honduras, there’s something for everyone.

Where to go diving?

Planning your dream vacation around a diving destination? Many resorts in the South offer idyllic sceneries complete with turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs. From Mexico to Colombia, and plenty of places in between, choosing where to go will be the hardest part! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert diver, Transat’s destinations offer a variety of sites that’ll cater to all levels.

 

Our featured destinations

  • Mexico

    With plenty of scuba diving locations, Mexico is a diver’s delight. Cozumel’s dreamy deep-blue cenotes are just one of the many reasons why this area is a coveted snorkelling site, while Isla Mujeres (one hour away from Cancun) is where you can snorkel alongside hundreds of whale sharks. Don’t worry, though—they won’t bite, as they are filter feeders, just like whales!

  • Cuba

    Located halfway between Havana (75 kilometres away) and Varadero (70 kilometres from the Varadero airport) near the Villas Jibacoa, Cuba’s Jibacoa Beach is a snorkelling paradise. With reefs at close proximity to the beach, expect unparalleled views of colourful species such as starfish, lobster, crab and blue tang fish, among many others.

  • Honduras

    Mary’s Place in Roatan, Honduras, is unlike any other diving site. Split into three 30-metre-deep cracks due to an earthquake, this natural wonder is home to green moray eels, light-sensitive black corals, sea sponges and sea horses.

  • Costa Rica

    Adventure awaits at Playa Hermosa near Liberia, a quiet and picturesque beach that is made for scuba diving and snorkelling. This Costa Rican gem boasts an array of marine species, like sergeant major fish, white sea fans and the rare white polyps, a little soft coral. Perfect for adventure buffs and off-the-beaten-track travellers!

  • Colombia

    Surrounded by the second largest coral reef in the world, the archipelago of San Andrés is home to a rich marine ecosystem. Why not swim with stingrays in Haynes Cay or explore a shipwreck in Rocky Cay? San Andres is also one of the few places in the Caribbean where you can admire octopus. Not a fan of the deep sea? Head to El Acuario, a sandbank that lives up to its name, as here is where you can easily spot a myriad of fish.

 
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    PADI Certification

     

    Known as the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, PADI is a scuba diving training organization that offers courses, accompanied by a certification. Many Transat resorts in the South provide PADI certification.

    Wondering if your hotel is one of them?
    Check the hotel page on our website.