Diving is a thrilling sport, a great fun especially for nature lover. It is a great idea to look out some amazing tropical diving spot all over the world. It would be fascinated for any novice or expert diver for what they see in the depths of some of the top dive spots. Every diver will probably have his or her own list of favorite dive spots. An attempt has been made to list some of the best dive spots in the world.
10 Best Dive Spots in the World:
10. Similan Islands
In Similan Islands in the western Andaman Sea, a national park was established in 1982. The park is a chain of island consisting nine islands. The islands are covered in tropical jungle and equipped with white sandy beaches. The Similan National park is famous for its diving sites. Richelieu Rock, part of Surin National Park is the most important of all diving sites in the Similan especially for its variety and abundance of marine life.
The underwater view are even more exotic. Around the Similan Islands, there are two different kind of diving spots. West facing dive sites feature massive granite boulders, covered with hard and soft corals while East facing dive sites consists of gently sloping coral reefs. Depths can range from 15 to 40 meters in this area. It’s a major tourist attraction in Thailand.
9. Maldives Reefs
Maldives, an island country famous for its tranquil nature and tropical beauty has some of the best dive spots in the world. Particularly fascinating diving excursions in the Maldives is not only the shoal itself but also the wide variety of marine life one can catch a peek of.
The shoal around the Maldives are the home to parrot fish, colorful sponges, sweetlips and a number of invertebrate species. The local people are renowned for obeying the rules that is helpful for not disturbing the marine life during fishing.
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Situated at the north of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, Bunaken national park is well known for its diving sites. Between the months of April and November is the best time for diving in Bunaken. Bunaken national park was established in 1991.
A very rich coral ecosystem covers most of Bunaken National Park, dominated by barrier reef corals and fringing reef. Different species of fish, marine mammals and reptiles, birds, molluscs and mangrove species are also abundant in the park.
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7. Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole is a paradise for scuba divers and is one of the top tourist areas in Belize. Its crystal clear water and several species of marveling fish makes it lucrative for any kind of tourists. Here scuba divers can expect to see many species including angelfish, groupers, and neon gobies during diving. Discovery Channel ranked it as number one on its list of “The 10 Most Amazing Places on Earth“
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6. Cocos Island
If you read Robinson Crusoe, you must want to visit Cocos Island because the writer writes the Crusoe’s island modeling the Cocos Island. It is situated about 300 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Mostly uninhabited this jungle-covered island providing an excellent diving escape. Species found in the area include hammerheads, whale sharks and white-tip sharks. Other include tuna and mantas.
Sipadan, situated off the east coast of Malaysian Borneo is a legend for expert divers. This oceanic island is full of exotic species including hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and a rainbow of reef fish.
Unfortunately in recent year Sipadan has become a protected area and all the resorts on the island are now closed. Diving is allowed in a restricted way. Only 120 dives are allowed daily. It is the center of one of the richest marine habitats in the world.
4. Palau Dive Spots
Located in the Pacific Ocean, Palau’s territory consists an archipelago .It is a marvelous diving area. It is one of those places where divers become historians. More than 1,300 species of fish and 700 species of coral, including sharks and rays, can be found here. It’s definitely a scuba divers paradise.
3. Darwin and Wolf
The Galapagos Islands probably famous for helping Darwin to develop his theory of evolution, are the second largest marine reserve in the world with 70,000 square kilometers (43,496 square miles) of protected water and coastline.
No commercial fishing takes place in the place. Some of the wonderful diving spots can be found around the waters of Darwin and Wolf islands, which is more preferably home to several different species.
2. Red Sea Reef
The Red Sea is one of the most exotic places in the world for diving. It has a rich and diverse ecosystem. The waters of the Red Sea are famous for their spectacular visibility. It features some of the most exotic seascapes.
1. Great Barrier Reef
Regarding as the world’s largest coral reef system, probably you all agree that the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular diving destinations for the divers. It is stretching more than 2300 kilometers. Interestingly it is the only reef on Earth that can be spotted from outer space. Google has launched Google Underwater Street View in 3D of the Great Barrier Reef.