In the depths of the sea, sunlight filters through the water. It allows you to glimpse a colorful and almost ethereal life that populates an existence made up of caves and sea gardens. Discover the 20 best places in the world for scuba diving: which one do you miss to visit?
20 – Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
The Ras Mohammed National Park covers the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula is the only Egyptian National Park. On the side facing the Red Sea you will find more than 20 beautiful sites perfect for diving. A stone’s throw from Sharm el Sheikh you will swim next to colorful fish!
19 – Turcs and Caicos, Caribbean Sea
A coral archipelago, known since the 70s as an excellent destination for scuba diving. Many islands are uninhabited, so they are also perfect for an escape from busy city life. It has one of the largest coral reefs in the world. An ideal location for snorkelers as the reef is close to the shore and shallow.
18 – Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
It is the smallest of the islands of the archipelago of the same name and is a real pearl! It is trying hard to resist the environmental threats caused by the unfortunately increasing level of pollution in the area. A place of great charm, even if very contained.
17 – Silfra Lake, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
The waters of this lake are a curious but interesting stop. Optimal visibility in these crystalline waters, so much so that from the surface you can see the cracks due to the meeting of the two continental plates. The lagoon offers a breathtaking spectacle: an incredible place!
16 – Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
The underwater flora and fauna are very respectable. It is a location suitable for the bravest that provides special and unique dives. In fact, the wrecks of numerous warships rest on the seabed.
15 – Mauritius Island, Republic of Mauritius
The coral reef surrounds the island for three quarters. The east coast is lapped by colder currents, but has beautiful spots. You will also find fantastic desert islets where you will have the impression of diving into uncharted waters. The aquatic fauna here is rich and colorful.
14 – Zanzibar, Tanzania
In Zanzibar many of the best dive sites are ideal for beginners. Chole Wall and Coral Gardens, just 15 meters deep, will amaze you. The other most spectacular points are located 30 meters away.
13 – Sulawesi, between Borneo and the Moluccas
The area is very renowned for the beauty of its seabed. The value of these waters does not stop there: it is very important on a scientific level. In fact, there is a marine environment with a high concentration of biodiversity. Absolutely not to be missed is the marine park of Bunaken, among the best sites of this kind in the world.
12 – Maldives
More than a thousand islands surrounded by fine sand with atolls rich in the colorful underwater life of the coral reef. From May to September you can meet manta rays. In the Maldives, you will also find the best tours and diving centers in the Indian Ocean.
11 – Hurghada, Egypt
One of the favorite destinations for several reasons: the seabed is one of the most beautiful and lush in the world. The clarity of it’s waters is legendary and it is simple and cheap.
10 – Perth, Australia
It is the kingdom of uncontaminated nature and pure water. Remember to immerse yourself also in the green of the surrounding nature on dry land.
9 – Rangiroa, Polynesia
The island has a coral reef and an extraordinary underwater fauna. Here you can experience the thrill of swimming side by side with dolphins. In this place, then, a particular phenomenon takes place that you can also exploit for your enjoyment.
8 – Raja Ampat, Indonesia
It is a vast archipelago, elected in 2007 among the richest coral reefs in the world. Lovers of underwater photography come from all over the planet to observe this unique biodiversity.
7 – Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea
Difficult to reach, but totally worth it! Here you will find the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Mangroves, coral reefs, fish of all kinds and colors, dolphins and volcanoes.
6 – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
If you feel like taking a long but unforgettable journey, the Galapagos Islands are perfect! Unesco World Heritage Site with more than 400 endemic species, including the famous giant tortoises. While diving you will enjoy a fascinating show, to say the least, with thousands of hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and colorful fish.
5 – Cocos Island, Costa Rica
A completely wild island, North summit of the Golden Triangle (formed by the Colombian Malpelo and the Ecuadorian Galapagos). Three wild islands frequented only by divers and coast guards. Cocos Island is a marine reserve, with endemic species and very rich in biodiversity.
4 – Richelieu Rock, Thailand
From Phuket to Koh Samui the sea is among the most beautiful on the planet. It is also among the most interesting for diving enthusiasts. In the Adaman Sea there is a strip of islands. Here you will find a great variety of colorful fish, coral and whale and leopard sharks.
3 – Kona, Hawaii
On the Kona coast, the best diving is done at night.
2 – Great Blue Hole, Belize
One of the most suggestive underwater places in the world! It is an underwater karst sinkhole more than 120 meters deep. The almost vertical walls are decorated with beautiful stalactites of over 15m!
1 – Palau, Republic of Palau
Elected one of the “Seven Underwater Wonders of the World”. Also here you can find several wrecks of the Second World War. You can’t ask for anything better!