Under the Sea: The World’s Best Scuba Diving Spots
Any traveller worth their salt wants to explore as far and wide as their feet can take them, but some of the most amazing destinations, aren’t accessible by foot. The ocean covers a huge 71% of the Earth’s surface, so squeeze into a scuba suit, and get going! We have listed some of the world’s best scuba spots, so dive on in!
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
Diving the seas of Belize! This was not only rated one of the best scuba diving spots in the world, but also one of the most amazing places on Earth, according to the Discovery Channel. The Great Blue Hole is actually a great big sinkhole, which is over 125 metres deep! The main sight to see lurking below the waters, are the spectacular natural formations from the stalactites, which hang glorious and have been forming for thousands of years.
Barracuda Point, Malaysia
The name of this dive spot gives away the secret of its appeal, and why it belongs on our list! When you take a dip at Barracuda point you can find yourself in a tornado of, you guessed it, Barracuda fish! But don’t worry, barracuda is not the only fish you will be spotting in the deep blue sea. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of colourful reef fish and heaps of turtles cruising on the current.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
You can’t truly have a list of the best diving spots in the world, without mentioning the Great Barrier Reef. It is a great place for both beginner and advanced divers to get their flippers wet. The coral reef is the largest living structure on the planet, and can actually be seen from space! The colours will take your breathe away as you explore the waters. Australia is home to some of the most weird and wonderful creatures so expect to spot anything from Hawksbill Turtles, to Wobbegong Sharks!
The Silfra Fissure, Iceland
I know what you’re thinking, Iceland? How can it be! But believe it or not, even with waters cold enough to freeze your diving gear (yikes), it is on the bucket list of every seasoned diver! Located in a UNESCO heritage site, the water is the clearest in the world, and though you won’t see many (or any) sea critters in the Silfra Fissure, it is the only place in the world where you can swim between two continental plates.
Do you know of any amazing dive sites that belong to our list? Leave a comment below with your top diving spot!