Three breathtaking places for a sustainable diving holiday

For many reasons people are excited by diving: leaving the bustle over water behind and plunging into another world of absolute silence, and fascinating sceneries with colorful animals. Unfortunately, the underwater sport can pollute the environment easily when not being considerate of the ecological conditions. A while ago, we have shown you how diving can be sustainable. This time, we present you three destinations for your sustainable diving holiday, and the ideal accommodations. Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Thailand are the perfect places for unforgettable and unique experiences underwater.

Scuba diver on coral reef
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The colorful world of Sri Lanka’s fishes

Situated immediately next to the beach of Pasikudah Bay, Amaya Beach Resort & Spa is the optimal starting point for divers. The characteristic shallow water in the bay is the best basis for relaxed dives. On your tours underwater, you will explore colorful coral reefs and schools of fish such as the butterflyfish, yellow striped goatfish, clownfish, stingrays, and sweetlips. The adventurous among you can also discover deeper rocky reefs and wrecks here. Back on land, you can spend the rest of the day on the golden beach and reinforce yourself for new adventures with regional dishes prepared by Amaya Beach Resort.

Pool View, Amaya Beach
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Underwater on the Maldives

The Maldives are a divine place for divers. Crystal clear water and various kinds of fish living in the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean await you here. You not only see small fishes here, but also sharks, whale sharks, and dolphins. You can book diving classes and guided dives (at day and night) at Reethi Beach Resort in the Baa Atoll. There, you explore various reefs such as coral reefs in shallow water, atoll reefs, or outer reefs. Our tip: dive with mantas in UNESCO biosphere reserve Hanifaru Bay. Around Reethi Beach Resort’s sheds, you also find the house reefs, characteristically found close to beaches and perfect for snorkeling.

Reethi Beach, Maldives
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Between sea anemones and wrecks in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most traveled destinations lately and a great place for divers. Keemala Beach is a paradise for water sports as the swell varies among the seasons. Specifically, divers are happy here, no matter if you are experienced or a beginner, because there is a diving school right at the beach. Popular destinations for the dives particularly worthwhile are the anemone reef, located around the Racha Islands, the king cruiser wreck, or the famous Phi Phi Islands. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, you can find the charming green pearl Keemala. There is no better place to indulge yourself in the hotel’s SPA after diving and to enjoy the sunset.

Beach, Phuket, Keemala
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