25 Best Places To Go Scuba Diving

Posted by , Updated on May 16, 2018

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. From a vast array of marine life to exotic shipwrecks, there’s so much to experience when scuba diving. With that said, scuba divers have different criteria when choosing the best site. Here are the 25 Best Places To Go Scuba Diving and why they are so fascinating.

25

Maaya Thila, Maldives

thila scubaSource: https://www.tgimaldives.com/maaya-thila/

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.

24

Puerto Galera, Philippines

diversSource: http://www.asiadivers.com/dive-resort-philippines/index.html

Puerto Galera, meaning Port of Galleons, lures people from all over the world to come and take a dive in its beautiful waters. From pygmy seahorses to ghost pipefish, there’s a vast array of sea life in this area, delighting scuba divers for years. It’s also good for the whole family with dive sites perfect for all levels of experience.

23

The Blue Hole, Belize

blue holeSource: https://belizescuba.com/diving-snorkeling/belize-blue-hole/

A large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize, the Blue Hole has become a largely popular tourist destination due to the famous diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau naming it one of the best places to dive. At 1,000 feet (304 m) across and 400 feet (121 m) down, divers usually take several dives, visiting different parts of the Blue Hole.

22

Koh Tao Island, Thailand

thailand koiSource: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/koh-tao-thailand-dark-side-car-crash-murders-mafia-suspicious-deaths-a7824171.html

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.

21

Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Manta_Ray_in_Kona,_HawaiiSource: https://www.scubadiving.com/g00/7-things-to-love-about-scuba-diving-in-kona-hawaii?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNhLw%3D%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

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



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