AT A GLANCE
WHEN TO GO: Year-round diving, with poor visibility from late October through January. DIVE PRICE: $$$ DIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Budding dive industry, unexplored sites, whale sharks in season, decent corals, frog fish, eels, selection of small critters such as sea horses and nudibranchs. ACCOMMODATION: Excellent range of increasingly upscale options at very attractive prices. OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Numerous points of interest for nondivers, deep history and culture, “American War” past, great food, cheap clothing, increasingly popular and pricey art.