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.

best diving spots

Similan Islands

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.

maldives reefs

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.

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coconut islands

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.

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