The word scuba in scuba diving actually stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. This sport carries with it a lot of thrill and sense of adventure. Scuba divers are also some of the world’s best divers and the most physically fit as well. It is a difficult sport and an expensive habit to maintain. It also carries with it many perils and dangerous for the novice diver.
This list discovers for you 10 of the most well-renowned dive spots all over the world. These dive spots are said to be the pearl of diving anywhere else in the world. Maybe a visit to anyone of these dive spots would fit your schedule in the future.
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10. Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is an archipelago that is placed firmly on the edge of Southeast Asia, meeting Oceania and the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean. Expert divers say that the marine and coral life in this part of the world, most particularly “Emma Reef” is just splendid and beyond description.
9. Silfra, Iceland
Are you ready for an ice-cold yet fantasy-filled adventure deep in the depths of the sea? If yes, then go ahead and dive in this area where the Atlantic Plate meets the Eurasian Plate and any diver can see both plates for himself underwater. It is the only place in the world where two plates visibly meet.
8. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia
The Federal States of Micronesia is actually a collection of islands, islets, and atolls scattered in the southwest portion of the Pacific Ocean. This place has gained prominence all over the world for its wreck diving, as a large number of Japanese warships were reportedly sunk in this area during the second world war.
7. Bloody Bay Wall, Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are known for being a tourist haven, a banking destination, and also as a popular diving site. Very few places in this part of the world can offer stunning views of marine flora and fauna – swaying corals, schools of fish going to and fro, and many more scattered a mile wide underwater.
6. Tiputa Pass, Rangiroa, French Polynesia
The French Polynesia is found in the eastern portion of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and also a good distance from the west coast of continental United States. This scuba diving paradise has been praised for its clean waters, thereby providing impressive visibility for divers who explore its depths.
5. Sipadan Island, Malaysia
Sipadan Island is located near the island of Borneo in archipelagic Malaysia, close to the tip of the Philippines’ southernmost islands. It is part of the so-called marine coral triangle – the body of water with the highest density and diversity of marine life that can not be found anywhere else in the planet.
4. Tubattaha Reef, Palawan, Philippines
This is said to be the grand dame of diving in the Philippines. Located in the depths of the Sulu Sea, this reef is actually the north-central part of the coral triangle. Diving here is amazing and fish of gargantuan sizes may be seen with very little effort. It is also a recognized UNESCO world heritage site.
3. Labuan Island, Malaysia
The spat of tourists that have flocked to Malaysia by the millions have fallen in love with the country’s beaches and rich marine life. The quintessential tropical destination, Labuan Island offers clear visibility despite being in the depths of the sea. The underwater life is said to be too beautiful for words.
2. The Bahamas
Many people say that diving in the Bahamas is filled with so much charm and mystery – as this is the area of the legendary Bermuda Triangle and also where the famed city of Atlantis was said to have sunk. Bahamas is an iconic beach and diving destination in the Caribbean.
1. Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Indeed, Southeast Asia is truly THE place to go for some of the world’s best diving. For many scuba divers, no other diving destination can compare to the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. It is simply the proverbial Garden of Eden for divers!