While here at VistaJet we spend most of our time up in the air, many of our passengers are traveling with us to spend their time away in the water, either exploring what lies underneath or riding waves on top of it. If you’re planning something similar for your next trip away, the good news is that many of the best diving spots in the world happen to also offer up some of the best places to surf. That means you can enjoy the best of both sports in one amazing trip.
With VistaJet, the world is your oyster, and here are four locations we recommend as some of the best surf spots in the world that double up as awesome scuba diving locations.
If you’re not already familiar with this wonderful Indonesian island, then we’d suggest experiencing it as soon as possible. Inland on Bali, you’ll find stunning volcanic mountains and postcard-ready rice paddies, but for lovers of sand and sea, the island’s beautiful coastlines and reefs await.
If you’re surfing, look no further than the beaches of Kuta and Uluwatu. Both are internationally renowned surf areas that offer widespread appeal for rookies and vets alike. While you’re waiting to catch a wave, there are few better coastlines to look in at in the world.
Known as the “Island of the Gods”, Bali also holds hidden treasures in its diving opportunities. You’ll find a succession of varied and scenic dive sites, ranging from the chance to swim with manta rays at Manta Point or exploring the wreck of the USS Liberty, a warship sunk in 1967 in Tulamben. Bali’s variety and beauty offers up some of the best scuba diving in the world.
Why stray too far away from home when you don’t have to? Our very own Aloha state is one of the first locations that springs to mind when you talk about sun, sea, sand, and surf – and while many visitors are simply left to relax with a lei around their neck, the surfing and diving possibilities are some of the best the planet has to offer.
Hawaii’s breaks are the stuff of legend. The Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Haleiwa Beach Park are some of the most recognizable names and best places to surf in the world. The top waves can be found on the islands of Maui and Oahu, but they don’t have the monopoly on perfect barrels. There are awesome waves to be found throughout Hawaii, which is one of the reasons why the Billabong Pipe Masters is hosted here each year.
The best scuba diving in the area is found in the canyons and caves underneath the islands’ surface. The volcanic activity in the area has only sought to make these vast spaces more stunning and worthy of exploration. You’ll also find plenty of chances to get up close and personal with nature while here, enjoying night-time diving with manta rays, and epic whale watching excursions.
Head down under and you can visit the place said to offer the best wave in the world. A big claim, but the geography of Kirra Point sees one perfect barrel after another hit the shores of the Gold Coast, with surfers flocking to the area in major numbers to experience them. Kirra Point isn’t the only surfers’ place of note on the Gold Coast though, with Snapper Rock, The Alley, and Burleigh Heads all known for their wave-riding prestige.
Under the water you can discover the area’s 450-plus species of fish as well as a number of shipwrecks, meaning the Gold Coast’s diving credentials are certainly there to rival its surf ones. Kirra, as well as being of the coastal area’s surfers’ paradises, also has beautiful reefs that make it as attractive a prospect under the water.
Biarritz would be our choice when discussing the best surf trip locations in Europe. The city, situated in the south-west of France, is famed for its sunshine-soaked glamour, both in its architecture and its clientele. But away from the beauty of the mainland sit some awesome surfing beaches like Cotes des Basques that are the adrenaline shot mixed in with the luxury.
Many of the dives in Biarritz are somewhat technical and often at a depth of 20 meters and below, so typically attract more qualified divers. Because of the wild and windy seas found in the region, diving in the area mainly surrounds wreck exploration of the many ships that have fallen foul of the waters over the years. While you’re no doubt soaking up the glitz and glam of the area, the diving offers a distinct and refreshing contrast that is worth experiencing.
If you’re looking for the best surfing or the best diving in the world, why settle for any less with your travel? With VistaJet, nowhere is out of reach, so whether it’s a business venture or a surf and scuba adventure, we’ll start your journey off in ultimate style. Talk to us today to find out more about your options with VistaJet.