Diving is a very exotic sport. Any diver, be it an expert or a beginner, will be fascinated by the depths of the places where he finds himself on every dive. Each diver has their own list of favorite dive sites. A survey of divers around the world has come up with a list of some of the best dive sites.
The Similan Islands in the western Andaman Sea are considered the best diving destinations in Thailand. The archipelago consists of 9 white sand islands covered with tropical jungle. There are 2 options for diving: the east side — gentle coral reefs, and the west side — massive coral-covered granite boulders. Depth can vary from 15 to 40 meters. Read also about the most beautiful islands in Thailand in a separate selection, there are also very good places to dive.
The Maldives is world famous for its luxurious resorts, but in addition to the paradise villas, this place attracts tourists due to the best dive sites. The Maldives reefs are home to many beautiful fish. Divers from all over the world come here to plunge into the beauty of the underwater world.
The island located in the north of Indonesia is a great place for scuba diving. The best time for diving in Bunaken is between April and November, although diving is not limited here and at other times. Divers can see more than 70% of the fish found in this part of the Pacific Ocean. That’s quite a lot for one dive.
Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole is the main attraction in Belize. The place was created as a result of the collapse of a limestone cave, thousands of years ago. Divers can see many species of fish here, including angelfish.
The Cocos Islands is located about 300 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. These islands are jungle-covered and mostly uninhabited, so diving is in high demand here. Whale sharks, hammerhead fish and white sharks are found in the local waters, as well as manats and tuna.
Located on Malaysia’s east coast of Borneo, Sipadan is a legendary destination for experienced divers. The waters are full of exotic fish species, including rainbow reef fish, sea turtle sharks and hammerhead fish. No more than 120 dives are allowed here per day, which are strictly controlled. If you manage to get permission to dive in these places, you will get an unforgettable experience from what you see.
Palau is a great diving destination in Micronesia. This is a place where diving is closely intertwined with history and archeology. There were many shipwrecks in this area during World War II.
Darwin and Wolf
The Galapagos Islands are the second largest marine reserve in the world, with an area of about 70,000 square kilometers. Unlike most popular diving destinations, reefs are not the main attraction in the Galapagos Islands. Instead, the big attraction here is the sheer abundance of marine life.
Reefs of the Red Sea
The Red Sea is one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world. The waters of the Red Sea are impressive with their transparency. Here you can see the most beautiful exotic seascapes. Coral reefs are home to many different marine creatures.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world. It is the largest coral reef system in the world, stretching over 3,000 kilometers. These are the only reefs on Earth that can be seen from space. The Great Barrier Reef also has a variety of wildlife and exotic fish including green sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and clownfish.