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The Best Places To Scuba Dive In The World

   July 10th, 2018   Posted In: Articles   Tags:

Where to Scuba Dive in the World

Nothing quite beats hanging with marine life like scuba diving. There is something truly spectacular about swimming alongside sea life creatures in their own habitat. If you are looking for a wonderful diving experience, here are some of the best places to scuba dive in the world:

1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most stunning locations on the planet and it hosts some of the world’s most exquisite ocean life. Here, there are lots of diving sites which are both suitable for beginners and experts. If you want to get away from the tourist parts, then head north to the Ribbon reefs around Lizard Island where there are unspoiled reefs to explore.

2. Malapascua, Philippines

the best places to scuba dive in the world

Image courtesy of The Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

Fancy seeing some thresher or hammerhead sharks? Or what about manta and barracuda? If you’re fortunate enough to visit Malapascua, you really are in for a treat. This tiny gem of an island is just off the shores of Cebu and it encompasses more than 500 species of hard and soft coral and there are plenty of wrecks to explore so no wonder it’s a best place to scuba dive. The diving is all year round and the warm climate means that all this water requires is a 3mm shorty wetsuit.

3. The Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is considered a best place to scuba dive in the world and a top destination for divers because it is unique. Access to the extensive underwater cave structure sets it apart from other destinations. You will, however, need to be an experienced diver to fully explore all this location has to offer, but if you aren’t, there are easier caverns to visit.

4. Silfra Gap, Iceland

Not many people are aware that Iceland is a destination for divers, but it is and here’s why: It boasts some of the clearest waters on the planet and it’s the only place in the world where you can snorkel or dive directly between two tectonic plates. There are also deep, expansive canyons and unexplored cave systems. The only downside is there isn’t much marine life.

5. Bonaire and Saba

These Caribbean islands are a diving hot-spot because of the vibrant coral reef systems, colorful fish and accessible wrecks. The Saba Marine Park has more than thirty moored dive sites and deep-water pinnacles, and the Bonaire National Marine Park has around 470 species of fish and the renowned Hilma Hooker wreck to explore.

These five locations are the best places to scuba dive in the world and will provide a fantastic scuba diving experience. So, what are you waiting for? Go get your wetsuit and scuba gear and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Lauren (LoLo) has been turning words into blog posts for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, gardening, tending to her animals, or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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