Diving and watching colorful creatures in wonderful diving sites is a hobby of many people, especially when sea travel season is coming. This summer, what is more exciting than diving into fantastic diving sites and watching the colorful sea creatures? All Know-How will share with you the top 12 best diving spots in the world.
If you like to dive at night and follow the giant Manta rays, the Kona waters of Hawaii will be an ideal choice for you. The creatures here have their own names and live a very long life, even up to 50 years old. The distinctive feature of the Kona waters compared to other diving sites is the feeding area. It means you can both swim and watch these wonderful creatures enjoying their meal. There are three separate diving areas for each level, even having the level for those who just want to dive by snorkel.
THE GREAT WHITE WALL, FIJI
The Great White Wall is an ideal diving site for those who love the colorful colors of coral reefs. The corals here stretch to a depth of 30 meters together with countless other marine creatures swarming around. The more deeply you swim into this waters, the more you will discover other great areas such as the Rainbow Reef. This is a paradise for those who like to dive freely to explore the new things.
THE GREAT BLUE HOLE, BELIZE
The Great Blue Hole is basically a cave collapsed underwater off the Belize coast. In 1971, diving pioneer Jacques Cousteau put it on his list of 10 deepest diving sites in the world. Divers from all over the world have flocked to this place to admire the giant stalagmites and stalactites. Coming to Great Blue Hole, you can swim with Caribbean coral reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, and other wildlife marine animals. This unique diving site welcomes you with any level of diving.
THE TIPUTA PASS, FRENCH POLYNESIA
The Tiputa Pass is located in the Rangiroa coral reef. There, you will have a chance to experience the feeling of “being drifted”. It means you will fall into the deep ocean of the atoll and the flow here will drag you into the lagoon center of this coral reef. This area is suitable for many diving levels and you can catch large marine creatures such as gray sharks, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and rays alongside the beautiful coral reefs.
DARWIN’S BAY, GALAPAGOS
Darwin Bay is known as one of the best diving sites in the world for those who want to swim along with large-sized marine creatures, especially fish. Here, you will be able to closely see many species of turtles, hammerhead sharks, rays, dolphins and so on. This is an ideal diving site for professional divers.
The top sea diver Jacques Cousteau also added Sipadan to the list of the most unique diving sites in 1989. This water for the medium-to-high diving level is one of the marine habitats that have abundant marine creatures in the world. When coming here, the divers look forward to seeing hundreds of species of fish, corals as well as larger marine creatures such as turtles, sharks, and Manta rays. The most distinctive feature of this diving site is the “turtle tomb” area, an underwater cave where many of the tortoises were lost and died.
LEMBEH STRAIT, INDONESIA
The Lembeh Strait in Indonesia is a nice scuba diving destination. This place has attracted many photographers specializing in underwater photography all over the world. This unique place is not only for scuba diving but also for “hunting” photos of marine creatures with unique shapes and colors. Here there are exotic creatures such as frogfish, dwarf seahorses, octopuses, beetle shrimps and many other creatures. This strait caters to all levels of professional diving.
COCOS ISLAND, COSTA RICA
Cocos Island is an uninhabited island off Costa Rica’s coast. People declared that this place is a national marine park of the Costa Rica government in 1978. So this can only be reached by boat. Because there are so many different dive sites, Cocos Island is the perfect destination for explorers of all skill levels.
SOCORRO ISLAND, MEXICO
This island located in southern Cabo San Lucas is the “Little Galapagos” of Mexico. The surrounding ocean area is full of impressive and huge marine creatures. When coming here, divers can catch giant Manta stingrays, humpback whales, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and so on. The way to access this site is by boat. In addition, it is one of the most experienced dive sites for divers due to the strong water flows, stimulating the conquering desire of the professional divers.
BIANCA C, GRENADA
The Bianca C cruise ship is famous for the “Titanic of the Caribbean”. It sank in 1961 and only two survived among 700 victims. You can dive along its rest with the length of 183 m. With a depth of nearly 52 m, this is considered an excellent diving destination for professional divers. After exploring this long-lived ship under the ocean, you should swim across the Whibbles Reef to see more marine creatures.
GUADALUPE ISLAND, MEXICO
Many people flock to Guadalupe Island on the west coast of Baja California for one reason: they want to experience the thrill of diving with huge white sharks. Similar to the famous film about sharks 47 Meters Down, you will step in a large iron cage and dropped into the water about 9 meters above sea level, the height where the sharks often gather. After smelling the blood of the dropping baits, five to six white sharks will surround you and your iron cage at the same time.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & THE YONGALA, AUSTRALIA
The best diving sites always have the most beautiful coral reefs and the Great Barrier Reef is not an exception. Off the coast of Queensland, it offers a variety of swimming and diving experiences. Dive around the Bend Sea area and wind through the Osprey Reef, where many Manta rays appear or swim through the Lighthouse Bommi to catch the Minke whale. In addition, many explorers have discovered a new interesting stop in this area, which is the S.Songala shipwreck located near Townsville in Australia. The ship sank under the sea due to a tropical storm while carrying 124 passengers in 1911 and was discovered in 1950. With strong flows, this place is appropriate for professional divers rather than the beginners.