Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s a good time to start planning a romantic getaway. While there are different romantic getaway ideas, diving is a fun twist on romance with each other. The beautiful views and opportunities for exploration it provides are great things to enjoy with a partner not to mention the lasting memories it creates. Ready to continue this love-filled underwater adventure, head to these incredible dive sites for a romantic dip.
8 The Maldives
The islands offer the combination of romantic atmosphere and beach adventure and the Maldives is one of the most sought after islands for romantic getaways. From beautiful white sand beaches to incredible resorts, the Maldives has plenty of stops to enjoy a romantic time underwater. Dive spots are plentiful in the country and some such as – Banana Reef, Rainbow Reef, Maaya Thila are as beautiful as their names sound. With some of the largest coral reefs in the world resting in the waters of the islands, divers will enjoy the adventure with sights of the colorful ecosystem and unique marine species.
7 Tahiti, French Polynesia
The island of Tahiti is an exceptional Polynesian destination that combines an incredible atmosphere with warm people and a rich culture. Travelers yearning for more seaside romance will have it in abundance here. The island has some of the best dive sites in the world where you can see a wide variety of marine species. With an average water temperature of 80°F, it’s comfortable swimming year-round. The sea creatures to be found here range from sea turtles to dolphins, sharks and rays, and their Tahitian names are just as flattering as meeting them. When you get out of the water, be sure to take in the beautiful view of sunsets by a beach while snuggling up in the relaxing atmosphere.
6 Santorini, Greece
Santorini has long held a place in the hearts of romance seekers around the world with its surreal views. With its white painted structures beautifully nestled on the magnificent Caldera, this island features some of the best dive sites in the world with exciting views. Whether your idea of romantic diving is swimming in a beautiful pool in front of an elevated hotel overlooking the pristine landscape or going deep into the ocean to spot sea creatures, Santorini presents it all with grace. From unique dive wrecks and fascinating coral reefs to shallow beaches surrounded by overhanging rock formations, dive sites are in abundance all over Santorini waiting to be explored.
5 The Bahamas
In the Bahamas, it’s not a question of where to find dive spots but where not to find them. At each corner of this archipelago, there is a place to dive for beginners and experienced divers. The island features hundreds of shipwrecks and underwater caves for intense underwater exploration and also unique experiences such as pig swimming. Unique coral reefs and abundant sea creatures make for a thrilling experience while year-round sunny weather and warm waters ensure divers have a comfortable time underwater. Everything in the Bahamas is beautiful, and the views on land are just as beautiful as those underwater, making it attractive for couples to share kisses (even underwater).
The remote island of Seychelles is one of those parts of the Indian Ocean to discover untouched underwater life. The abundance of coral reefs and various marine species makes the diving experience here world class while the beautiful atmosphere makes it romantic. The underwater depth of this island can range from 8 meters to 30 meters, making it the ideal scene for divers of all levels. For a more secluded dive experience, boats and yachts are waiting to transport to some of the more secluded dive sites on the island. Many dives feature huge, bizarre rock formations and shipwrecks to attract divers and spend plenty of time underwater.
3 Maui, Hawaii
Hawaiians love marine life and that explains why the island is full of beach activities that bring people closer to the waters. Diving is one of the most exciting activities this island offers and comes with the right atmosphere to make it suitable for all types of travelers including romance lovers. Dive sites are spread all over the island, offering the chance to dive and spot sharks, fish and sea turtles which are most abundant on Maui.
2 Florida Keys, Florida
The Florida Keys are one of the most attractive romantic diving destinations in the United States. The archipelago is home to the only living coral reef in the United States. Its waters are richly endowed with thousands of marine species and up to a thousand shipwrecks. The Florida Keys has many dive sites where beginners and expert divers will have the opportunity to swim with many sea creatures and explore many shipwrecks. To make it even more memorable and romantic, head to a spa resort for a flattering massage by a beautiful beach or pool with a view of the glorious sunset in view.
1 Fiji Island
With its beautiful pristine beaches surrounded by lush forests, Fiji is an ideal destination for an adventurous island getaway, but on top of that the island also offers an incredible diving experience with the added bonus of seclusion and romance. The hundreds of islands spread across its territory present an abundance of diving spots to explore. Its warm waters are home to unique coral reefs and some of the most diverse marine life in the world, so divers never get bored underwater. The friendliness of the locals and the delicious specialties make this soft coral capital of the world an excellent destination to visit the area with a partner.