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Travel Tips

Holiday Gift Guide for Divers Under $100

As the holiday season approaches, Dive the Americas has got you covered when it comes to picking out that perfect special something for all of your scuba-loving friends and family without breaking the bank.  In this holiday gift guide, we’ll plunge into the treasure trove of gift ideas that are sure to delight even the […]

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Travel Tips

Holiday Gift Guide for Divers Under $100

As the holiday season approaches, Dive the Americas has got you covered when it comes to picking out that perfect special something for all of your scuba-loving friends and family without breaking the bank.  In this holiday gift guide, we’ll plunge into the treasure trove of gift ideas that are sure to delight even the […]

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Destinations

A Beginner’s Guide to Día de los Muertos: Everything You Need to Know

Feliz Día de los Muertos! You’ve probably seen the festive parades, elaborate skeleton face make-up, or a few clips from the beloved Disney movie, Coco. But what exactly IS Day of the Dead and why is it so popular? Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November […]

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Travel Tips

Need a Passport Fast? CIBTvisas Can (Actually) Help

Are you planning a trip to Latin America and realized that your passport is about to expire? Or maybe you lost your passport and need a new one ASAP? If so, you’re not alone. The aftermath of the pandemic has swamped the state department with passport renewal applications, resulting in an average turnaround time of […]

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Destinations

Ultimate Scuba Diver’s Guide to Uvita, Costa Rica

Welcome to Uvita, a remarkable destination along Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. To make the most of your trip, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide with everything you need to know. From transportation and accommodation to dining and activities, this guide provides practical information to enhance your experience. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a diving […]

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Destinations

8 Secret Waterfalls You Can’t Miss in Costa Rica

We can all agree that waterfalls are undeniably captivating, but the quickest way to ruin the magic is when they are overflowing with people. As the country has grown in popularity for travelers, some of the most well-known waterfalls in Costa Rica can feel a little… well, crowded. To help you find a more authentic […]

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Travel Tips

How much should you tip in Latin America?

Tipping etiquette varies across different cultures and regions, and Latin America is no exception. Knowing how much to tip can be a bit confusing, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the local customs. In this blog post, we’ll explore tipping etiquette in Latin America and provide some guidelines on how much to tip in different situations. […]

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Destinations

Exploring the Cenotes: Scuba Diving in Mexico’s Underwater Caves

What is a cenote? A cenote is a natural sinkhole famously found on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and some parts of Central America. These sinkholes are created when the limestone bedrock collapses, revealing a pool of groundwater that’s crystal clear and often quite deep. Most cenotes are filled with freshwater, although some cenotes located […]

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Marine Conservation

Eco-Friendly Scuba Diving: Tips for Minimizing Your Environmental Impact

When you meet someone who scuba dives, you can usually assume they’re into nature, conservation, adventure, and all that good stuff. It’s a common stereotype, right? But here’s the thing: a lot of these same people don’t even realize the effect scuba diving has on the environment. Let’s start with the no-brainer: boats. The boats […]

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Destinations

The Top 10 Scuba Diving Destinations in Central and South America

We love diving and we particularly love diving in Latin America. But that part was pretty obvious considering we started a travel agency and named it ‘Dive the Americas’. Without further ado, we’ve put together our list of the top 10 places to scuba dive in the Americas: 1. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Where else on […]

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Featured Itineraries

Discover the Best of Ecuador: Mainland and Galapagos Islands

A Perfect 12-Day Itinerary for Your Ecuador Adventure If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines natural beauty and cultural richness, a trip to mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands is the perfect choice. Ecuador is a country located in South America that has a diverse landscape ranging from the Amazon rainforest to the […]

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