Our incredible adventures offer you the chance to visit some of the worlds best, most remote and most unique adventures. They appeal to discerning explorers who have time and money on their hands and simply want the best.
These expeditions range from becoming an Executive TV producer on a 'Nature Series' to visiting the very best dive sites around the world. All itineraries are tailor-made to your requirements.
1. Great Barrier Reef
2. Central America
3. Red Sea
Embark on a 12 month journey that Jacques Cousteau would be envious of. Your voyage around the world will take you to the 80 greatest dive sites on the planet. You can choose how you wish to travel; sail, cruise, fly or all three.
Visit 5 of the world's top shark diving destinations:
1. South Africa – Cage diving with Great Whites, Tiger Sharks, Zambezi Sharks and Ragged Tooth
2. Australia – Whale Sharks, the largest shark in the world
3. Cocos Islands – Hammerheads
4. Bahamas – lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and shark feeding
5. Red Sea – Oceanic white tips
Charter a yacht or fly between the top diving destinations in the Caribbean including Cuba, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, British Virgin Islands, Mexico and Belize.
• Great Barrier Reef
• Mexico / Belize
1 Sipadan, Borneo
Just over 10 years ago, Jacques Cousteau announced to the world that he had discovered paradise in this tiny coral island 20 miles from Borneo. The star attractions are the huge shoals of barracuda and the hawksbill and green turtles which gather in their hundreds to mate and lay their eggs on the silken beaches.
2 The Maldives
Indian Ocean currents promote extravagant coral growth around the 1,000 desert islands of the Maldives but they can make the going hard. Many visitors choose to combine a stay on land with a week on a live-aboard boat. In the outer reefs, elegant manta rays and reef sharks await the adventurous.
3 Red Sea, Egypt
Escape the hordes by taking advantage of one of the live-aboard boats operating out of busy Sharm El Sheikh. The most popular dive sites in these waters are shipwrecks such as the SS Thistlegorm, where divers can inspect a cargo of guns, motorbikes and even a locomotive engine.
4 Silver Bank, Turks and Caicos
From January to March, up to 5,000 Atlantic humpback whales migrate to the Silver Bank to mate, give birth and calf their young. Protection laws prohibit tourists from using diving gear to interact with these immense cetaceans, but it is possible to snorkel alongside them on the surface. Care must be taken as one chance swipe of a whale's fin could prove lethal. Good reef diving elsewhere in the islands.
This 21-mile-long island, 50 miles from Venezuela, boasts one of the Caribbean's richest fringing reefs. Bonaire is held up as an example of how regulated tourism can protect a marine environment, as many of the species here have been hunted to extinction elsewhere. Well suited to young families since its US influence ensures that there are first-rate hotels with good facilities.
6 Cocos Island, Costa Rica
A gruelling long-haul flight and a 36-hour boat journey are necessary to reach this remote island. Guests are based on live-aboard boats, as the island itself is mostly off-limits to tourists. The cobalt waters of Cocos are regarded as the best place in the world to dive with hammerhead sharks, and are also the premier destination for divers obsessed with big fish.
7. Palau, Micronesia
For many, Palau's maze of islands represents the essence of tropical diving. These waters boast visibility, sheer drop-offs, caves, wrecks and marine lakes populated by eerie swarms of stingless jellyfish. The fecundity and variety is astonishing.
8. New Britain, Papua New Guinea
If it's fish you're after, there are more species here than anywhere else. From chance sightings of killer whales to freakish predatory scorpion fish lurking the shallows, PNG is a place every diver dreams of exploring. Once again, live-aboard boats such as the Star Dancer are the best way to explore, but the Walindi Plantation Resort on the north coast of New Britain has been described (Cousteau again) as having the world's best resort diving.
The isolation of the 100 or so islands of the Seychelles has secured the preservation of many species that have been depleted elsewhere. The best diving is from a live-aboard boat at Aldabra - the world's largest atoll - which features pelagic fish and ferocious currents. But the ultimate Seychelles experience is a face-to-face encounter with a 40ft filter-feeding whale shark, the largest fish in the sea.
10. Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands
Undoubtedly the finest cold-water wreck diving in the world, Scapa's main attraction is the German battle fleet scuttled there in 1919. Diving among the crumbling remains is an eerie but thrilling experience. During the Second World War, more ships were sunk around Scapa to reinforce the bay. Today, these artificial reefs teem with life and many are within safe diving depth.
Step back in history and visit the world's most famous wrecks:
Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon – Japanese WWII fleet
Red Sea – SS Thistlegorm
Caribbean – The Rhone - BVIs, Bianca C - Grenada
Cyprus – The Zenobia cargo ship
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands – Japanese Battleship Nagato, USS Saratoga aircraft carrier.
If you don't have the time for the adventures above then you can still enjoy fabulous diving and accommodation with our 'Finest' collection. These single or multi-destination holidays provide a handpicked selection of the finest accommodation or liveaboards that are designed around you:
• British Virgin Islands
• Cayman Islands
• Cocos Islands
• Red Sea
• South Africa
• Turks & Caicos