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Brooke Morton

I owe my love of diving to summer camp, getting certified at age 14. After college, I became an instructor, teaching on the island of St. Croix. Working for travel magazines, I've been lucky to travel to every continent on assignment, from jumping in the water with humpback whales in Antarctica to swimming alongside mantas in Asia.

Readers Choice: World's Best Places to Go Scuba Diving in 2024

An in-depth look at the best destinations to travel to in 2024 as voted by our readers, including the best resorts and operators.

World's Best Destinations for Underwater Photography

The world is one big backdrop for myriad photo ops, but some spots dazzle more than others. These are the most photo-worthy locales determined by Scuba Diving readers.

Scubaqua Dive Center

The one thing you probably won’t see on Statia’s dive sites is other groups of divers


The Arenui Liveaboard is a renowned luxury dive cruise vessel operating in some of the world's most exotic and pristine diving destinations.

Florida Keys Diving

The Florida Keys, located in the southeastern United States, offers excellent conditions for diving, making it a top destination for divers from around the world.

Plaza Beach and Dive Resort Bonaire

Plaza Resort and Toucan Diving won a combined 13 Readers Choice awards this year, including Quality of the Resort, Quality of Staff, Quality of Facilities, Quality of Rental Gear, Quality of Training and Courses, and Attention to Safety.

Don Foster’s Dive Cayman

This PADI Five Star operator brings extreme dedication to a next-level guided dive experience.

Islamorada Dive Center

Islamorada Dive Center won a total of seven awards, including Quality of Dive Boats, Quality of Rental Gear, Quality of Staff and first place in Quality of Facilities.

Sweet Bottom Dive Center

The U.S. Virgin Islands won 10 Readers Choice destination awards, including Shore Diving, Wall Diving, Beginner Diving, Health of Marine Environment and Macro Life.