We have good news for all of you diving enthusiasts: diving has never been more delightful than from aboard a luxury charter yacht! Choose a private mega yacht, a power catamaran, a luxury sailing yacht or a luxury powerboat and enjoy splendid seascapes and rich marine life beneath the water mark. Unique ecosystems and varying marine species are quite remarkable in each of the charter destinations proposed by Sunreef Yachts Charter which makes the choice an especially tough decision. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your dreams when choosing only one destination because you will discover other marine paradises during your next luxury retreat with Sunreef Yachts Charter!
Check out these diving destinations and do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is a legendary diving Mecca visited by divers from all over and this is not at all surprising because it is the world’s largest and most beautiful reef. It spans an amazing 2,600 kilometers on the country’s north-eastern coast and is a natural habitat for over 1,500 species of fish, 400 types of corals, 5,000 species of shellfish and an amazing 10,000 different types of sponge. The humongous reef is seen from space and some of its elements date back as far as 18 million years making it a genuine relic of natural history. The Great Barrier Marine Park has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site since 1981 and if you choose to charter a luxury yacht in Australia, you will have a unique possibility of diving in this Wonder of Nature.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
Made known by Jacques Cousteau in 1971 when he announced it one of the world’s best scuba diving spots, The Great Blue Hole is Belize’s gem. Lying in the western basin of the Caribbean Sea, this deep blue sinkhole is 70 kilometers away from Belize City, the country’s hub and once Belize’s capital, and in the midst of the Lighthouse Reef, a small but awe-inspiring atoll. Dive in crystal-clear waters and explore numerous fish species including giant groupers, nurse sharks and different types of reef sharks. Explore the hole’s north and south sides to know why Cousteau believed it to be one of the top diving spots in the world; Sunreef Yachts Charter already knows the answer!
Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea
No, Cayman Islands are not only known as a tax haven with a long tradition of treasure-hunting and caravels filled with gold, but also for being the Caribbean’s and the world’s supreme scuba-diving spots. There is a grand range of possibilities for a successful luxury charter diving holiday whether you choose wall diving, wreck diving, shore diving or reef diving. The most visited spots on Cayman Islands are Randy’s Gazebo, Grundy’s Wall, Jackson’s Wall and Lea’s Lookout where you will admire purple gorgonians, vibrant yellow sponges and pink corals as well as reef sharks, barracudas, sea turtles, rays, triggerfish, parrotfish and many more marine species.
With such a rich biodiversity, your diving session is sure to be a grand success!
In search of the Galápagos tortoise? Well, look nowhere else than on Galápagos Islands, one of the world’s most spectacular diving spots. The island’s volcanic landscape is the origin of a unique submarine panorama- an ancient eruption left lava underwater which later cooled off and created magical seascapes.
Diving is not only a lot of fun in the Galápagos Islands but it is also an educational adventure for young and for old alike. Charter guests will marvel at various types of shark, dolphins, California sea lions, manta rays, eagle rays, barracudas and blue marlins to name a few. And of course, what would a trip to the islands be without a photo shoot of the Galápagos tortoise? Be sure to take home magnificent pictures and long-lasting memories from your luxury charter vacation with Sunreef Yachts Charter.
The Red Sea has long been a favorite vacation spot for Europeans, it is now time for the New World to discover the destination. The sea offers not only perfect conditions for advanced divers but also for beginners only commencing their great adventure with this water sport. Favorable weather conditions and warm waters are not the only factors of a successful luxury charter vacation but most importantly, the wealth of marine life calls for wonderful diving sessions with Napoleon wrasse, barracuda, spinner dolphins, hammerhead sharks and dugongs.
Diving in Egypt is a year-round activity so whether you choose a luxury summer vacation or a winter charter holiday, do not fear marine adventures in Abu Ghusoon, Marsa El Foukery or Marsa Samadai. Beautiful flora and fauna, coral reefs as well as ship wrecks are all elements of a marvelous puzzle which is the Red Sea.
Sipadan Island, Malaysia
The sole oceanic island in Malaysia, Sipadan is located just off the eastern coast of the island of Borneo that is actually divided between three states, one of them being Malaysia. Sipadan has evolved in a very distinct manner, it was formed by living corals developing on top of extinct volcanic cone, which took thousands of years to develop. As part of one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, Sipadan is an emerald green gem lined with powdery white beaches whose waters are a natural habitat for such exotic species as green turtles, hawksbill turtle, barracuda, parrotfish, manta rays, eagles rays as well as whale sharks. The island rests immaculate after all of the hotels on Sipadan were closed in 2005 in order to protect the region’s distinct flora and fauna.
One of the island’s principal dive attractions is the Turtle Cave lying underneath the column of the island formed by an underwater limestone cave that is carpeted with a maze of tunnels containing skeletons of turtles that often become lost and drown before reaching the surface. Barracuda Point is another marvelous vista because it is home to the greatest number of schools of barracuda in the world.
Each diving enthusiast should visit the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico at least once in their lifetime. The region is among the world’s most interesting sites to visit abounding not only in premium diving spots but also in a rich cultural heritage of the Maya civilization. The icing on the cake are cenotes, a system of underwater caves infiltrated with crystal-clear waters offering impeccable visibility. These underwater stalactites and stalagmites create a fabulous seascape of a maze of caves, most of which still rest undiscovered. Visit this site on a sunny day and the sight of sun rays pouring though the caves will simply bedazzle you.
A few years ago off the shores of Isla Mujeres was founded the Cancun Underwater Museum that exhibits natural-size sculptures created with pH-neutral marine concrete. Their artist planned them as artificial reefs and the objective of this unbelievable project is the reconstruction of Yucatán’s natural coral reef.
All adventure seekers aboard! New Zealand has so much more in store than wonderful landscapes as featured in the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel Lord of the Rings, such as unaccountable submarine attractions to discover mainly off the North Island. One of these gems is the Poor Knights archipelago, a group of islands remaining deserted since the early 19th century, off the eastern shores of the island where all divers will thrill at seaweeds (mostly known to exist in cold basins) intertwined with species found in warm waters. It is no surprise that this nature reserve in New Zealand is among the world’s top diving spots.
Los Roques is a name whose sound makes you dream away… And you are not wrong in imagining a paradisiacal slice of heaven! This Venezuelan archipelago consists of more than 300 coral islands and islets lying on the Caribbean Sea that have been a favorite destination for luxury yachting enthusiasts. Charter a luxury sailing catamaran or a luxury powerboat with Sunreef Yachts Charter and visit this diving hotspot! Apart from being visited by sun-worshippers from all over, the Los Roques National Park offers fabulous diving in some of the Caribbean’s best preserved coral reefs.
Admire bonefish, barracuda, tarpon, Spanish mackerel and many more during your luxury charter vacation in Los Roques.