Schooling hammerheads in the Galapagos
A sealion in the Galapagos
A sealion in Cabo Douglas


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With the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, diving holidays in Latin America offer some of the most diverse and exciting scuba diving in the world. The best dive sites vary from spectacular cenotes and blue holes to bucket-list big fish spots to warm, tropical coral reefs of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. From beginner to expert scuba divers, Latin America diving holidays have something for everyone and the experts at Reefscape Travel will tailor the holiday perfectly to requirements.

Schooling hammerheads in the Galapagos

scalloped hammerheads, Galapagos islands

A whale shark in the Galapagos

whale shark, Galapagos islands

A Sally Lightfoot crab in the Galapagos

sally lightfoot crab, Galapagos islands

Schooling jackfish at Darwins Arch in the Galapagos

schooling jack at Dawin's arch, Galapagos islands

In Depth

Undoubtedly one of the biggest appeals for diving holidays in Latin America is the bucket-list liveaboard diving to be found off the Pacific coast from Mexico, Costa Rica and Ecuador. These remote islands, namely Socorro (Mexico), Cocos Island (Costa Rica) and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), are home to an incredible abundance and diversity of big fish life, drawing experienced divers from all over the globe. These big fish scuba diving destinations would suit more experienced divers, who are looking for exhilarating drift dives amongst breathtaking marine life. 

Scuba diving highlights include inquisitive oceanic manta rays and dolphins in Socorro alongside 10 species of shark. In Cocos Island, schooling hammerheads and tiger sharks are the stars of the show whilst large pregnant whale sharks, marine iguanas, schooling hammerheads and rays including oceanic and reef mantas are seen in the Galapagos Islands. Luxury liveaboards provide the perfect platform for scuba divers to access these remote, advanced locations with stringent safety protocols in place. 

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Our Diving Destinations in Latin America

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