You can technically dive right in your backyard pool, but if you’re going to create lasting memories you will want to know the best places on the planet to check out. If you happen to live in a coastal city you may go diving if the conditions are safe. Otherwise, get your suitcases in hand so that you can visit the most ideal locales for snorkeling and diving. Here are nine places to find the best dive sites in the world.
Emma Reef, Kimbe Bay – Papua New Guinea – Scientists are still exploring the people of Papua New Guinea and divers are still taking in Emma Reef in Kimbe Bay. Sea life in this exciting location is massive as well as so small that you may miss it if you’re not paying attention. Few other dive sites have the type of variety of sea life that can be found in Kimbe Bay.
Key West, Florida – United States – In Key West Florida, you’ll literally be able to swim with the fishes. The reefs here are beautiful and divers can consist of groups of children, young adults, and senior citizens. If you’ve always wanted to stay under the water for longer than you can hold your breath, discover the waters of Key West, Florida.
Hanifaru Bay, Baa – Maldives – Everything is bigger and more relaxed in Hanifaru Bay, Baa in the Maldives. Imagine seeing manta rays swimming beneath you in an orderly game of follow the leader. This is the natural habitat of the manta ray, which most people have only gotten a glimpse of at their local aquariums. There’s also whale sharks, which are actually large, calm creatures that have been swimming in the ocean undisturbed for millions of eons.
Sha’ab Rumi South – Sudan – In the right circumstances and with an adequate amount of training, it can actually be safe to get in the water and play amongst sharks. If you’d like to get closer to a school of sharks than you ever thought was possible, visit Sha’ab Rumi South in Sudan and take a selfie with one of these giant maneaters. For those who like to go on adventures that have an edge, diving in Sudan should be exhilarating.
Kailua, Hawaii – United States – If the idea of going to another luau on the beach bores you, go to Kailua and discover the vast Pacific ocean instead. This tropical spot offers a serene diving location that will make you think of mankind’s earliest seafarers and the history of the ocean. In Kailua, you will have a perfect location to learn how to dive as well as fine tune your deep sea diving skills.
Alcyone, Cocos Island – Costa Rica – As long as you can move your legs back and forth and obey the commands of your instructor, Alcyone, Cocos Island, makes for a fabulous scuba diving location to earn your sealegs. Action is the name of the game in this Costa Rican diving spot, as there are some really big fish – and mammals – that happen to inhabit this area. Prepare to see entire schools of fish darting about as well as action from sharks and turtles.
The Island of Malta – All you have to do is keep your eyes wide open in this amazing scuba diving spot to be swept away into a whole new world. The sea water is a brilliant shade of blue here that gets darker as you go deeper and becomes more transparent as you near the surface. Trained divers and previous visitors will love each excursion suggests Brian, a diving instructor from Atlantis with 15 years of experience. There will be tons of highs and lows for you to encounter while diving around the island of Maltak.
The Neptune Islands of Australia – The most famous diving site in Australia is the Great Barrier Reef, but the Neptune Islands are also worth paying a long visit to. There’s Great White sharks as well as sea lions that you can encounter, but you’ll need to dive safely in a cage. These animals are beautiful to look at but they can also be unfathomably dangerous. Along the way, you’ll see the incredible reefs and marine life that Australia is well known for.
Pedras Secas, Noronha – Brazil – Brazil is a colourful country in South America, known for the Amazon River, tropical rainforest, and, of course, Pedras Secas, Noronha. In this location, scuba divers can see many amazing things and become much more accomplished in their craft. With warm waters present all year round, Pedras Secas, Noronha, Brazil, is a wonderful diving site to experience again and again.
Now you know nine of the coolest places for new and more experienced scuba divers. Anything can happen while you’re in the Deep Blue so it’s best to stay ready and be prepared.
Thank you Elena for helping us cfreating this article. Elena enjoys scuba diving and snorkelling as much as she takes pleasure in snuggling with her pet Yorkie. She currently works for Atlantisgozo.com, a dive centre in Malta
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