If you are a fan of scuba diving and don’t know what places else you should visit, this article is for you
We present the 10 best places for a diving trip. These sites are split fairly evenly between the northern and southern hemispheres, with a slight southern advantage.
the 10 best places for a diving trip
- Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island, Malaysia
Magnificent coral wall, sharks, barracudas and turtles. Beautiful place, ideal for fans of diving. Huge schools of fish will surround you from all sides. A place also recommended for photographers!
- Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia
The perfect place for fans of diving with sharks, barracudas, stingrays and jacks. Plenty of fish, and a great coral with moray eels, nudibranchs and mantis shrimp.
- The Yongala, Australia
The Yongala is a shipwreck off the coast of Queensland. The ship sank during a cyclone in 1911, killing 122 people.
It is now a world full of marine life where you can see stingrays, octopuses, sea snakes, turtles, tiger sharks, clouds of fish and spectacular coral.
- Thistlegorm, Red Sea in Egypt
A giant wreck wrapped in seaweed and surrounded by schools of fish. You will need several dives to fully explore it. The British ship Thistlegorm was attacked from the air and sunk in 1941. It was carrying war cargo: rifles, motorcycles, wagons and trucks. Beware of strong currents at the surface and near the wreck!
- Shark and Yolanda Reef, Red Sea in Egypt
The famous shark and Yolanda wreck reef. The currents make it possible to encounter many species of pelagic fish.
- Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Countless seaweeds and a beautiful coral reef. One of the most beautiful places in the world to see such a variety of flora.
- Great Blue Hole, Belize
A depth inhabited by sharks and surrounded by a beautiful living coral reef. Famous for huge tuna and octopus. When descending as low as is acceptable, we can see stalagmites of ancient caves.
- USAT Liberty, Bali, Indonesia
This place is very famous among photographers. The wreck is completely covered with anemones and corals. Here you can see chinstrap turtle, pipefish, seahorses.
- Navy Pier, Western Australia
Recommended for day and night diving. Famous for its opportunities to observe nudibranch snails, flatworms, eels, whitetip sharks, octopuses and scorpions.
- Richelieu Rock, Thailand
Famous for its whale shark viewing opportunities, but also great for viewing large schools of pelagic fish. An ideal place to photograph macro creatures such as harlequin shrimp, frogs, and seahorses. Best diving is from December to April.
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