Here, We take a look at some of the top diving destinations and best diving spots in the world.
1. SIPADAN ISLANDS, BORNEO SABAH MALAYSIA
Malaysia is home to some the best scuba diving in the world, including the famous Sipadan Islands. With so much to see and many different dive site around, diving in the Sipadan Islands will have something for every diver.
Sipadan Islands are a marine paradise, renowned among divers for its rich underwater biodiversity, reefs, and sudden drop-offs into the deep ocean.
The wonders of these dive sites among the Sipadans can be easily accessed from the town of Semporna in Sabah Borneo. Malaysia itself is home to some world class diving sites, but diving in Sipadan Island might just take the lead.
2. SHARK AND YOLANDA REEF, EGYPTIAN RED SEA
This dive location really is three dives in one: an anemone city, shark reef with its spectacular drop off and the wreck of the Yolanda.
Currents make Yolanda Reef great for drift dives and for pelagic fish. A popular dive starts at Anemone City before drifting to Shark Reef and its drop off.
3. GREAT BLUE HOLE, BELIZE
Belize's most famous dive site is the Belize Blue Hole, currently ranked among the top 15 best places to Scuba Dive in the world.
Belize boasts one of the best coral reefs in the world, and the largest reef system in the Northern Hemisphere, making it one of the biggest dives in the world.
4. MANTA RAY NIGHT DIVE, KAILUA KONA, HAWAII
Underwater lights placed on the ocean floor attract infinite amounts of plankton, which in turn attract the beautiful manta rays when diving in Kona, Hawaii.
The rays get so close to you An unforgettable time with one of the most beautiful animals in the world.
5. PALAU ISLAND, MICRONESIA
Palau Island is home to some of the best diving in the world. This beautiful Island offers an abundance of scuba dives with sea walls, caves, sheer drop-offs and an array of marine life.
Scuba Diving in Palau has so much to offer. From huge schools of fish, lots of sharks, healthy reefs, World War II wrecks, and not forgetting the world-famous Jellyfish Lake and Blue Corner Wall.
This dive location is an island paradise for any level of scuba diver. Palau Island all adds up to an outrageously good dive spot and one that rarely disappoints and of its visitors.
6. THE YONGALA WRECK, AUSTARALIA
The SS Yongala Shipwreck is, without a doubt, the best place to Scuba Dive in Australia, and classed as one of the best shipwreck dive in the world.
Located in Queensland, the wreck is full of an array of marine life of all different kinds, ranging from potato cod to beautiful sea snakes.
7. THISTLEGORM, EGYPTIAN RED SEA
The Thistlegorm wreck dive covers a large shipwreck which needs several dives in order to do it justice.
The Thistlegorm (meaning Blue Thistle) was a British Vessel which was attacted from the air and sunk in 1941 whilst carrying a cargo of war supplies: rifles, motorbikes, train carriages, trucks.
8. NAVY PIER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Although a very defined and somewhat compact site, you could spend 5 days diving at Navy Pier and not be bored, particularly at night.
On any dive, there is a lot to see. Sometimes you'll come across absolutely huge rays dozing in the sand.
9. CAPE KRI, RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA
Home to 540 types of corals, and more than 1,000 types of coral fish. Diving in Cape Kri gives you the most diverse living library for world's coral reef and underwater biota.
10. USS LIBERTY SHIPWRECK, BALI, INDONESIA
Often ranked as one of the best wreck dives in the world, the USS Liberty Shipwreck is a must dive spot for any diver visiting the beautiful island of Bali. This famous wreck attracts hundreds of divers and snorkellers every single day.
This broken down wreck is encrusted with corals, gorgonian fans and sponges, all which are just breath-taking to look at, along with the invertebrate life that lives within them.
With the vast array of marine life that calls, this shipwreck home and the black sand which provides an excellent color contrast for the incredible variety of marine life, it's become an increasingly popular destination photographers.
11. MAAYA THILA, MALDIVES
With beautiful coral reefs, underwater flora and fauna, and a diversity of sea life, Maldives is a scuba diving hot spot. With a diameter of only 80 meters, scuba divers can easily circumnavigate it in one dive. You'll be sure to find many different types of fish, including Moorish Idol, Tall Fin Batfish, and Parrotfish. Grey reef sharks also inhabit the area, but it's unlikely you'd encounter one.
12. BIG BROTHER, EGYPTIAN RED SEA
Big Brother Island Diving is known as one of the very best places on the planet where you can experience a thrilling and unforgettable live a board dive.
13. KOH TAO ISLAND, THAILAND
Off the Gulf of Thailand is a resort island specifically dedicated to scuba diving. It's surrounded on all sides by colorful reefs. If you want to dive with grey reef sharks, whale sharks, and others, this is the place to do it. But, be warned, it's got a bad reputation for scams, murders, and motor accidents.
14. ROATAN AND THE BAY ISLANDS, HONDURAS
This popular diving spot has been attracting divers for decades as it feature amazing shipwrecks and endless colorful coral. It is here that the world's second largest barrier reef is located and divers will be privy to swimming with eagle rays, schools of colorful fish and the all mighty whale sharks. Utila is where divers will head if they want to swim with these majestic creatures and it is one of the only places year round that the whale sharks can be seen. This destination is inclusive for all levels of divers and whether you are just getting your feet wet, or you have been diving for years, there is an experience here for you unlike anywhere else in the world.
15. PRESIDENT COOLIDGE, VANUATU
Diving President Coolidge means you'll be exploring one of the most acclaimed wreck dives in the world. Divers encounter trucks, Jeeps, Chandeliers, Cannons and a Swimming Pool as they explore it.
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@ Jackie San