The tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans are known as biodiversity hotspots and home to some of the world's most breathtaking dive destinations. We've planned some incredible trips to the Pacific and Indian Oceans in the coming years, including two brand new trips for 2026 that we recently added to our schedule. Check out the info and links below to learn more about these new trips, plus some other amazing Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean trips that we have planned in 2024, 2025, and 2026! REEF Trips to these regions tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to act quickly to secure your space! To book, email trips@REEF.org.
BRAND NEW TRIP: Philippines: Tubbataha to Visayas Field Survey Trip – June 28 - July 8, 2026, on the Philippines Aggressor liveaboard
Enjoy the best of the Philippines on this 10-night repositioning charter as the Philippines Aggressor makes its way from Tubbataha to Visayas as the seasons change. Tubbataha Reefs National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the middle of the Coral Triangle, known for its amazing marine biodiversity. Visayas is home to soft coral-covered walls, thresher sharks, sardines, jacks, and whale sharks, plus of macro life like pipefish and waspfish! Click here for details.
BRAND NEW TRIP: Sea of Cortez, Mexico: Midriff Island Field Survey Trip – Sept 12-19, 2026 on the Rocio Del Mar liveaboard
Enjoy the Rocio Del Mar's world-class experience diving in the Sea of Cortez, an incredibly diverse body of water with a vast array of blennies, jawfish, rays, massive schools of fish, seahorses, frogfish, and more. The Rocio del Mar is a family-owned liveaboard and a longtime partner of REEF. Click here for details.
Indonesia (Raja Ampat, Ring of Fire, Maumere) – April 12-24, 2024 on the Blue Manta Explorer liveaboard
Experience some of the most exotic and sought-after dive destinations in Indonesia on this one-way Banda Sea crossing trip from Sorong to Maumere. Starting in south Raja Ampat including Misool, you will be immersed in an amazing array of marine life on this 12-night adventure throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Locations we anticipate diving include Misool, Fiabacet, Boo, West Seram, Ring of Fire, Wetar and Alor. The trip will end with some fabulous muck diving in Maumere. Surveyors will love being aboard the beautiful Blue Manta Explorer, a spacious and luxurious vessel, with a large dive deck and dedicated camera room. Click here for details.
Lembeh, Indonesia - Passport to Paradise - November 2-13, 2024 - Three resorts in 11 days
Explore three distinct destinations in one trip, seeing everything Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia has to offer. This amazing trip will start off with four nights at Murex Manado Resort, where we’ll dive stunning walls. We’ll then spend three nights at Murex Bangka Resort, where the pristine reefs are teeming with life. We'll end the trip with four nights at Lembeh Resort, the critter capital of the world, home to plenty of rare and unusual marine life. Click here for details.
Maldives - January 12-22, 2025 - Emperor Explorer liveaboard
Maldives liveaboard diving is a must-do for every avid scuba diver! The South Ari, South Male, Vaavu, and Meemu Atolls are dreamy tropical oases perfect for fish surveyors. Made up of nearly 1,200 islands, the inner and outer reefs of the Maldives atoll are a haven for wildlife. Click here for details.
Misool, Indonesia - May 8-17, 2026 - Misool Eco-Resort
Located in remote Raja Ampat, Misool is known for its pristine reefs and abundant marine life. All of the dive sites are protected by the resort's own Misool Private Marine Reserve, including the House Reef, which is known for having Black Tip Reef Sharks, Bargibanti and Denise Pygmy Seahorses, and even mating Mandarinfish! Renowned for excellent service and attention to detail, Misool Eco Resort is situated on a private tropical island, and each accommodation is built entirely from reclaimed tropical hardwoods and designed with comfort, privacy, and sustainability in mind. Click here for details.