Five dive sites around the world you must experience
Imagine diving deep into the underwater world, swimming with the fish and even pretending to be one, soaring past regal sea creatures and getting more than just a sneak-peek into this mysterious realm is thrilling!
For those who haven’t experienced this magic yet, this blog will be your guide to explore the marine world and for those who’ve tasted the deep waters, we promise you, these dive destinations will make it to your bucket list.
So here we go, diving straight into the world’s best dive sites. And trust us, they are to di(v)e for:
Dive around this beauty and you’ll find Morris automobiles, Bedford trucks, trailers, and armored cars. You’ll also find marine life scattered throughout the wreck. You can find Soldierfish, schools of Teira Batfish and Hawkbill turtles.
Thistlegorm is considered to be a dive site for experienced divers, mainly, because of the currents here. Also, good buoyancy control is required if you plan to dive here.
Since there is a lot to see whilst diving here, a Nitrox certification is recommended for divers to extend their dive time.
Visibility- 15- 20m
Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia
Sitting pretty in the middle of natural wonders, Palau has the reputation of being the best in the world of diving.
Blue Corner Wall, one of Palau’s most magical dives, is known for its abundance of marine life and reefs- the place juts into an open ocean and then drops to depths
The strong and unpredictable currents here render it a dive for the experienced. Also, the currents here, especially where sharks are known to swim off the slope, might take you away if you’re not prepared. Therefore a reef hook is needed to stay stationary underwater.
There is a high possibility that you’ll experience a lot of boat traffic here, hence, always keep a dive sausage handy.
Darwin Island, Galapagos
Imagine a kingdom where penguins swim, no one bats an eye at four-eyed fish, and iguanas found eating algae submerged in seawater. Think you are a dreamer? Well, open your eyes; you’re imagining diving in the Galapagos.
These unique clusters of islands are a true marvel. The infamous Darwin arch juts out of the water and marks an X on a treasure map for scuba divers. This dive site is only possible from a liveboard due to its remote location.
All you’ve got to do is back-roll and witness a show where unique creatures and whimsical geologic formations will leave you mesmerized. Sea lions, seals, hammerhead sharks are stars of the show while dolphins are guest stars.
Again, this dive site is meant for experienced divers due to strong currents. Therefore, it is advisable that you take the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course if you want to dive here. PADI Drift Diver course is highly recommended as well.
The Yongala, Australia
With the world’s largest coral reef system, Australia is revered as a magical dive destination.
SS Yongala, Great Barrier Reef’s signature wreck is one of the most popular dive sites here. It sank in 1911 (That’s one year before the Titanic!) killing 122 people. SS Yongala was given official protection under the Historic Shipwrecks Act in 1981.
Considered to be a site for competent divers, due to extremely strong currents, the wreck is colorful and it takes several dives to see it all. Everything here is supersized- turtles so big that they look pre-historic. You can see manta rays, bull sharks, octopuses, and spectacular coral here.
If you haven’t dived for a while, it is recommended to do a refresher course before diving here.
Depth- 15- 30m
Manta Ray Night Dive, Kona, Hawaii
Hawaii, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world is nothing short of magical. The Kona Coast offers an out of the world experience and you’ll definitely want to check this off your bucket list.
Dive here at night as this is the time when manta rays and sharks come out to play. The manta rays feed on the zooplankton that appears to soak up the glow given off by underwater dive lights.
Also, the Kona coast is home to over 240 resident manta rays and each one has been identified and named.
While diving here, a high powered flashlight for extra visibility is a must-have for divers. Also, a marine signaling system can be very useful on a dive in Kona, in case, you get swept away by a rogue current and lose track of your boat.
Depth- Beginning at 20ft you can descend up to 80ft.
Visibility- 15-30 m
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