Top 10 Diving Sites in the World

Top 10 Diving Sites in the World

Crystal clear water is a priority for the bathers, when looking for a perfect holiday destination. But it also gives an amazing opportunity to explore the underwater world. Diving experiences in these sites will be utterly unforgettable.

10. Cancun Underwater Museum, Mexico

Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created probably the most unusual yet exciting museum. Posited underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres, the sculptures were supposed to substitute the eroding reef. The site indeed attracts tourists and adventurers.

Why to go there?

The amazing museum can be admired from the glass-bottom boats, by snorkeling or scuba diving.

When to go there?

The climate is beach friendly all year round.

Read more: Cancun Underwater Museum

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Photo by Jason deCaires Taylor

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Photo by Jason deCaires Taylor

9. Bali, Indonesia

On the Tulamben’s rocky beach the famous Liberty shipwreck attracts divers. Also corals, sponges, turtles and various fish species can be explored in the clear waters. There are many diving sites and the beginners can hire experienced instructors.

Why to go there?

Diving training courses and diving safaris are available.

When to go there?

All year round.

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Bali-Photo by CRay Pixels

8. Cenote Diving, Mexico

Swimming or diving in the cenote is an authentic Mexican experience. In Yucatan peninsula the longest underwater systems in the world are found. Diving in the cenote is interesting because of the geological formations and ecosystems.

Why to go there?

A unique diving site, also having a historic significance.

When to go there?

All year round.

Read more: Cenote in Mexico

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Photo by Thomas Conrad

7. Jellyfish Lake, Eil Malk Island, Palau

Divine Palau islands are a perfect holiday destination. The unique lake is especially interesting for the divers. The jellyfish in the lake start migrating towards the surface every morning, when the sun rises. They do not sting, so diving between them is safe.

Why to go there?

One of the favorite adventures in beautiful Palau.

When to go there?

The climate is warm all year long. However, it rains more from July to October.

Read more: Jellyfish Lake in Palau

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Photo by Wendy Capili-Wilkie

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Photo by Amish Solanki

6. Diving in Bahamas

Another divine holiday destination, also loved by the divers, who can easily explore the marine life in the crystal clear, warm water. The Caribbean reef sharks are the most exciting attraction. The predators are attracted by the boxes of bait and can be approached from a very short distance.

Why to go there?

An extreme adventure of diving with the sharks.

When to go there?

All year round.

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Photo by Joseph Tan

5. Hawaii, USA

Besides the spectacular nature and world class resorts, Hawaii is also proud of its marine life. The opportunity to go whale watching is especially unique. The divers are also intrigued to see turtles, mantas, colorful fish, reefs and do shark cage diving.

Why to go there?

Amazing resorts, rich marine life, many diving sites.

When to go there?

All year round.

Read more: Hawaii Beach

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Photo by Sean Munding

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Photo by Vitaliy Sokol

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Photo by Thomas Conrad

4. Diving in Thailand

Thailand is a wonderful vacation destination. So many islands and beaches, as well as diving sites. Typical thing to do here is the whale shark diving. These giant marine creatures are usually spotted around Surin Islands and Hin Daeng.

Why to go there?

Warm, crystal clear water, rich marine life, unique whale sharks.

When to go there?

To see the whale sharks go from June to September.

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Photo by Rachel Manby

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Photo by Mert Gokalp

3. Fernando De Noronha, Brazil

The archipelago is made of 21 islands, 354 km (220 mi) away from the Brazilian shore. Due to the South Equatorial Current, the water is very warm and diving with no suit is possible in the 40 m depth. The marine landscape features tunnels, canyons and rocks, making the experience even more exciting.

Why to go there?

Water is crystal clear, visibility reaches up to 50 m and the rich sea life is splendid.

When to go there?

Anytime, except from March to August, when the rainy season takes over the archipelago.

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Photo by Kadu Pinheiro

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Photo by Photo by Michel Braunstein

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Photo by Pat Giguere

2. Red Sea Diving, Egypt

The most popular diving sites are in Egypt. Gigantic coral reefs, dolphins, shipwrecks and other marine jewels attract divers. The tourists should be aware of the sharks, who sometimes attack the divers. Therefore it is a good idea to hire an experienced instructor.

Why to go there?

Divers of all levels can go. Good service, diving instructors speak various languages.

When to go there?

All year round.

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Photo by Vitaliy Sokol

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Photo by Vitaliy Sokol

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Photo by Vitaliy Sokol

1. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

This is the biggest coral reef in the world, the most diverse and the most spectacular. The rich marine world includes corals, sea stars, manta rays, turtles, sharks and more. It is easy to explore it in the crystal clear water.

Why to go there?

The Great Barrier Reef is the best place to go diving for the beginners as well as professional divers. There are also various diving sites.

When to go there?

All year round.

Read more: The Great Barrier Reef

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Photo by Jeff Winslow