Brief from the Reef: Over-Water Bungalows Make Picture Perfect Scuba Vacations

20 Sep, 2013

Hello Recipient,

Imagine a private over-the-water bungalow floating on top of turquoise sparkling water and you’ll probably start drooling. Now add 3-5 spectacular dives a day and you’ve stumbled upon the holy grail or dive vacations. Imagine waking up, and instead of a shower, you snorkel before coffee. After your breakfast is delivered by kayak, you sip your coffee and gaze across the ocean horizon. It’s at that moment, your shoulders drop and “vacation mindset” kicks in.

Check out these breathtaking bungalows that have world class diving to match.

Personal service, detailed architecture and beautiful ocean views are all part of the package with this over-water dive resort. You may not know this, but Sipadan is one of the top dive destinations in the world. Critters, reefs, pelagics, barracuda tornadoes… SWV has it all. You’ll love how the divemasters at Sipadan Water Village care about the environment and how they pride themselves in being able to give their guests an appreciation for the ecology of the reef. Click here for more info on Sipadan Water Village.


Stay on the largest Bay Island in Roatan, Honduras at Coco View and you’ll dive the world’s second largest barrier reef. If having 24 hour access to the house reef isn’t enough, divers also have the option to do up to 4 boat dives a day. Find more info on Coco View.

The Kia Ora Resort & Spa overwater bungalows are suspended between the sky and the sea in the middle of a turquoise lagoon. It’s the perfect place for divers seeking underwater beauty that matches the luxurious accommodations. Beginners will enjoy snorkeling in the lagoon and advanced divers will love swimming with sharks. Click here for more info on Kia Ora Resort & Spa.


A once in a lifetime experience for most, Reef & Rainforest sends divers on their dream vacation everyday. Let our experience help you make the most of your time and money on your next dive trip. Call or email us now– because whether it’s a liveaboard or a bungalow, we know the best places to sleep over the ocean.

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