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Bormes-les-Mimosas is a picturesque Provençal hamlet and one of the world’s best dive travel destinations where the ocean is considered part of the greater garden. It’s home to the first marine park in Europe, a flourishing vision of what the Mediterranean could be, given a little time and protection.

A Florida Keys road trip is a rite of passage. Why? This 125-mile-long (201 km) ribbon of islands is everything that’s wonderful about the red-white-and-blue: stunning nature and larger-than-life characters. The Keys also have more dive sites then you can explore in a lifetime, including North America’s only living coral barrier reef.

Ko Samui is a dreamy island in the Gulf of Thailand and a good destination for divers traveling with non-divers. For divers, Ko Samui offers a mesmerizing mix of coral reefs and lively pinnacles. For non-divers, spend time at a Muay Thai training camp and a world-class wellness retreat.

Be here now. Ko Lanta is a wonderful destination for adventurous couples or families. The diving is divine, the snorkeling spectacular, and there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from – authentic Thai cooking classes to kayaking through mangroves, for example.

Hvar has been a holiday hot-spot for centuries. It’s the ideal spot for outdoors-lovers: hikers, cyclists—and divers. With clear water and intriguing underwater formations, Hvar has diving for all levels: shallower sites for beginners, and a wealth of deeper diving opportunities (66 ft/20 m+).

The Outer Banks (OBX) are a chain of barrier islands off North Carolina. Picturesque, weather-worn towns swell with summer visitors. Summer is also the best time to dive this wreck-filled area, which has some of the highest biodiversity on the American East Coast. Best for divers with some experience.