The best diving spots in the world

Posted by on September 2, 2014

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More and more people want to experience the feeling of being immersed in water either to a few meters or in the vastness of the ocean. Nowadays, one of the activities that travelers seek the most when visiting a place is diving. Because of this boom, here are some of the best places in the world for it.

A daily scene in Bali

A daily scene in Bali

Australia

One of the most famous sites for diving is the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia, off the coast of Queensland. This reef, which is so huge it can be seen from outer space, has 400 species of corals and over 1,500 species of fish, dolphins, sea turtles and whales.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Hundreds of colorful corals and tropical species live in the deep sea, that hides a hidden universe, where you can spot goat fish, mantas, moray eels and clown fish, among others. The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Site since 1981 and is composed of 2,300 islands and 3,000 reefs. Visitors can go diving or snorkeling in its more than 2,000 kilometers from Bundaberg to Cape York.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Maldives

Diving in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean is into a unique experience not only for its reefs, but also for whale species that are difficult to see elsewhere, such as manta rays. Considered one of the top three places in the world for diving because of its crystal clear waters, as they allow you to see, depending on the season, up to 20 to 40m of depth using only a simple swimming mask.

Diving in Maldives

Diving in Maldives

Tahiti

In the beautiful island of Moorea you can find numerous and varied pristine enclaves for diving. In the gaps, lovers of the seabed can even feed the sharks. Leopard rays, gray sharks, lemon or black fin between perches, butterflies or surgeons are just some of the marine species that accompany you on every dive. The incredible reef slopes are full of flashy colorful sponges or coral roses. Divers in search of whales should go to Moorea from July to October. The water temperature (25 to 30) remains constant from January to December.

The pleasure of diving in Moorea

The pleasure of diving in Moorea

Bali (Indonesia)

Pulau Menjangan, west of the island, is one of the most famous diving sites in Bali, where tropical fish and soft corals abound. Some of the species found in this place are the clown fish, parrot fish, sharks and barracudas.

Underwater in Pulau Menjangan

Underwater in Pulau Menjangan

Diving spots photos by: clemsky77, Steffen Binke, James Bennett, Grace Lopez, nsinnorkrak, Zulfikar Alexandri

For more check: The beauty of diving in Gran Canaria, 4 Best Diving Sites in Queensland for Beginners, A destiny to scuba diving in Galicia

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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