25 Best Places To Go Scuba Diving

Posted by on July 16, 2013

Scuba diving is now the most popular recreational water sports in the world as shown by the increasing numbers of enthusiasts, scuba diving sites, and companies selling scuba diving equipment. With that said, scuba divers have different criteria when choosing for the best site, so here are the 25 best places to go scuba diving and see why they are so fascinating.


Maaya Thila, Maldives

Maldives is a very popular dive site with exotic underwater flora and fauna; and beautiful coral reefs. Since it is isolated from large landmasses, it has seasonal sea currents that pass through new channels to form different atolls which are teeming with rich marine ecosystems. You will encounter fascinating fish species such as wahoo, tuna jacks, dogtooth tuna, butterfly fish, trevally’s and other rare species like the giant Napoleon Wrasse. There are also whale sharks, anemones, eels, manta rays and turtles.


Puerto Galera, Philippines

The Philippines is made up of seven thousands plus islands and today, is considered one of the top destinations to go scuba diving. Puerto Galera is the best place to see bounteous marine life and magnificent coral reefs, making it a favorite among underwater photographers.


The Blue Hole, Belize

Belize is famous for the Blue Hole, which is one of its best preserved marine ecosystems. While it is slowly gaining popularity among tourists, scuba divers can still take advantage of its anonymity.


Koh Tao Island, Thailand

Off the gulf of Thailand is a resort island that is specifically dedicated to scuba diving as it is surrounded on all sides with colorful reefs. If you want to dive with grey reef sharks and whale sharks among others, this is the place to do it.


Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Hawaii is a huge marine reserve that was once considered the largest in the world (Australia now holds that title). Some of the marine animals to see include school of colorful tropical fish, giant sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, whales and many more. Lodge in the historic coastal town of Kailua Kona in order to be close to great diving spots.