Certification aside, we’re all equal underwater. But not all dive destinations can boast the same pull. Scuba Dive magazine identifies both Palau in Micronesia and Sipadan Island in Malaysia as its elite scuba destinations. In either place, you’ll find the laid-back but luxurious dive resorts where no doubt the campfire conversation turns to coral and fish of an evening. Head to the Maldives, on the other hand, and you can plunder the gin-clear waters of Cocoa Island, where yet another Four Seasons has bagged some premium real estate.