Top Ten Scuba Diving Destinations Of The World

Scuba diving is the perfect activity for family holidays, romantic getaways, backpacking trips- you name it! Deep into the mysterious underwater world, you will get to befriend the creatures of marine life and amaze yourself at the coral beauties, exotic plants, amazing wrecks. Here are the top ten destination where you can enjoy scuba diving:

1) The Blue Hole

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One of the most famous diving destinations of the world, the Blue Hole in Blaze offers you a peculiar experience. The wonderous massive marine sinkhole here that drags many divers every year, was popularized by famous explorer Jacques Cousteau.

The sinkhole has been declared as one of the best diving sites in the world. It is 300 meters in diameter and around 125 meters deep. Diving into the clear blue water, you will get to encounter Reef Sharks, Blue Sharks and Hammerheads.

2) Thailand

Phuket, Ko Tao, Similan Islands and the Surin Islands in Thailand are one of the popular places to go for scuba diving in Thailand. While you can explore the infinite options that Thailand has to offer, yoy can find the best diving near Ko Tao and near Similans. Diving in Ko Tao is also cheaper than the other places.

3) Gili Islands

Attracting many tourists in the recent years, Gili Islands in Indonesia has their reason to be famous. One can get a very scenic backdrop from the reefs and the waters here. The islands are surrounded by gigantic reef system. Besides all these, the Gili Island is much cheaper than Bali, it’s neighbor.  

4) Sipadan

Sipadan is situated in Malaysia and it can be listed as one of the best places to go for scuba diving with eyes closed! Teeming with life, divers will find turtles, bright coral, cave systems, sharks, dolphins, schools of fish and many other underwater creatures. This place tops the list of many adventurer’s favorite places in the southeast Asia.

5) Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef in the coast of Australia, requires no introduction at all! This reef is the longest reef of the world and has all the tropical sea life, corals that one can imagine. The reef is almost 350,000 sq kilometers and it is so big that you can see it from space!

Unfortunately, the climate change has damaged this reef in many parts, but that has not stopped people from visiting it. Over two million people come every year to witness the majestic Great Barrier Reef. Diving in the Great Barrier Reef is one of the best experiences to have.

6) Hawaii

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Hawaii Islands is one of the most remote archipelagos of the world and the place is stoked with reefs and wildlife. Seals, Mantas, Turtles are very common here, but if you pay a visit from December to May, you can also get to speculate some White Sharks and Humpback while diving. The northern part of the island has been turned into the largest marine reserve in the United States which ensures great diving experience.

7) Micronesia

Adorned with vibrant coral reefs, Micronesia is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the South Pacific. This tropical island has many wrecks from the World War II to explore under the clear blue water, besides having exotic underwater wildlife.

8) Boracay

This tropical paradise in the Philippines is also a heaven for scuba diving. Beaming with exotic natural backdrop, the waters here are covered with Eels and Clown Fishes. Fans of the movie ‘Finding Nemo’ will surely get a memorable experience here. After the dive, you can also have relaxing time at the picturesque beaches.

9) Fernando De Noronha

Some travelers might not have this place in their list, but Fernando De Noronha is a very famous diving destination and is the best diving site of Brazil. This place is oozing with magnificent underwater creatures like turtles, dolphins and so much more.

Besides that, you can also explore one of the best wreck sites of the world, the Corveta V 17.

Wrecks of Corveta V 17 in Fernand De Noronha; Image source:

10) Egyptian Red Sea

The turquoise water of the Red Sea offers a gorgeous view for scuba diving. The aquatic wildlife here is anything but disappointing and will surely make your dive memorable. From Sharm El Sheikh to the wrecks at Sha’ab Abu Nuhas to the Thistlegorm and Ras Mohammed, one can find many exotic places across the Red Sea for an exotic scuba diving experience.


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