Best Dive Sites Around the World
Tired of adventures on land? Venture into a new playground where colourful corals and dazzling marine creatures dally around crystal clear waters. Suit up and discover these amazing dive sites around the world!
- Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia. This most requested dive in Palau is meant only for the pros. Here, the sense of danger is what both attracts and fends off divers. Feel the rush at 11 to 18 metres and marvel at the soft corals. Don’t get too preoccupied, though, or you might miss the sharks cruising overhead. If strong currents are not an issue, venture deeper to 27 metres, and drift among gorgonian fans, anemones, and eels. Manta rays, dogtooth tuna, and barracudas make the dive more exciting!
- Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island. A tornado of barracudas greets divers in this renowned dive spot. Hailed by many divers as one of the finest marine sanctuaries, Barracuda Point bursts with life with hordes of underwater creatures: schooling banner fish, redtooth triggerfish, bumphead parrotfish, turtles, and more!
- Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. If diving under the scorching heat of the sun is too old for you, then experience the thrills of the deep at night in Hawaii. Descend into the darkness armed with just a torch, and watch manta rays glide under the moonlight to feed on plankton. You may catch a glimpse of a moray eel, too.
- Yongala, Australia. What was once part of the greatest tragedies in maritime history is now one of the renowned dive spots in the world. SS Yongala, a steel passenger and freight steamer, sank off Cape Bowling Green in Australia in 1911. No trace of the ship or its 122 passengers were ever seen since, until its wreck was discovered in 1943. Today, thousands of Yongala divers are both surprised and awed to see it teeming with rich marine life. Millions of small fish cover the wreck railing, soft corals coat the wrecked ship’s corners, and giant groupers hang beneath the stern.
- Great Blue Hole, Belize. Unlike other dive sites, the Great Blue Hole is a phenomenon—the world’s largest blue hole lying near the centre of Lighthouse Reef. Resembling a dark blue dot in a sea of turquoise, it goes as deep as 146 metres, and is lined with stalactites and stalagmites along overhanging walls. Diving into the hole is like being lost in an undisturbed world, where your only companions are columns, limestone formations, and skeletons of turtles that never figured their way out the gap. Although marine life is scarce in the hole since its waters don’t freely circulate, the nearby Long Caye Island is packed with amazing creatures: Pederspn’s cleaning shrimps, anemones, neon gobies, and angelfish.