Underwater adventurers know that SCUBA is an acronym, not a verb. “Self contained underwater breathing apparatus” has morphed into the vernacular as “scuba diving” or even just “diving.” And just as the word has grown to be part of our common language, the diving community has spread worldwide. Here are some of the hottest underwater views as well as above the surface vacation homes for you to hang your gear.
This Lost City is NOT Atlantis
Part of Port Royal, Jamaica sank after an earthquake in 1692. The ruins scattered in the Kingston Harbor, and currently, the remains of the city encompasses 13 acres at depths of up to 40 feet.
Just about any place in the Caribbean is great for diving, and finding the perfect spot on land just got easier. Sea Star beach villa is right where all the action and relation are. You’ll be expertly located on the Blue Lagoon Strip to enjoy gorgeous waters for low-key ocean exploration. Snorkle in your own back yard!
This villa has five bedrooms and room for 10 guests. All of your needs will be carefully tended to with the house staff: chef, butler, and house keeper. After your dive, if you still need more soaking, check out the ocean side fresh water jacuzzi. Other smart designs like the split level deck put the finishing touches on this tropical paradise. Soak up the sun by the water or hang in the shaded tiki hut for cocktail hour.
Under the Nile?
Not quite. This dive site is actually in the Mediterranean, but it’s full of artifacts from the ancient Egyptian period. Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. For those who don’t breathe from a tank, the Egyptian Government plans to create an underwater museum and hold tours of the site.
You’ll have plenty of water fun at this luxury villa in Alexandria, Egypt. Features like an onsite water park, multiple swimming pools, waterfall hot tubs, and beautiful sea views will make your dive vacation complete. This is a water lover’s paradise.
Additional perks like a balcony, onsite gardens, and stunning decor make this vacation rental feel luxurious. Practical matters are carefully handled as well. The villa is equipped with a crib for families, is pet friendly, and includes a staff cook.