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Top 10 Best Diving Places

Top 10 Best Diving Places

Diving is something that everybody should enjoy, or at least everybody that can swim. It is one of the all time most exhilarating experiences as it allows you to be one with nature and see an environment that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach. So, whether your weapon of choice is SCUBA gear or the humble snorkel here are the top 10 best diving places in the world.

10. Gordon Rocks, Galapagos
Gordon Rocks, Galapagos
The Gordon rocks are a fantastic glance at an unique underwater ecosystem in the most important place in the history of naturalism and the biological sciences. By diving here you can see thousands of tropical fish and the seals and sea lions that feed on them as well as the sharks that feed on the latter. Truly a place of beauty with thriving marine life. And another great diving place, Darwin’s Arch is very close by.

9. The Blue Hole and Chimney, Malta
The Blue Hole and Chimney, Malta
The first of two ‘Blue Holes’ on our list this Maltese landmark is a fantastic place to visit and it is particularly good for snorkelers and first time SCUBA divers. While it isn’t a place renowned for its biodiversity the beauty of the limestone formations will keep divers entertained for hours.

8. Grand Central Station, Solomon Islands

Grand Central Station, Solomon Islands
If it’s biodiversity that you’re after then the Solomon Islands are the place to be . The so-called Grand Central station is a hub of biodiversity boasting the biggest concentration of fish species on the planet and one of the strongest currents as well. Just relax, let yourself drift and enjoy.

7. Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Irian Jaya is a perfect place to dive as all the little green capped islets offer up plenty of hiding places for hundreds of fish species. There are few places in the world that can match its beauty both above and beneath the waters. Raja Ampat is special: you’ll often feel as if you’re swimming in a lake rather than the ocean because of all the tree trunks and roots and the experience will be totally different from a dive in a more traditional coastline biome.

6. Manchones Reef, Mexico
Manchones Reef, Mexico
This Cancun Diving place is perfect for snorkelers as it’s really not deep and it has something rare in the diving world: Intentional man-made installation art. Over 400 sculptures organised in conceptual groupings make up this underwater sculpture park and the local wildlife seems to have taken residence quite fondly amongst them. If you want to see something different don’t miss this Cancun diving spot as it is definitely amongst the top 10 best diving places in the world.

5. Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This imaginatively named place is perfect for beginner divers and it’s only a few minutes from local diving hub, Lizard island. You can see hundreds of massive Cod fish and quite a few turtles and other species of fish as well.

4. Wreck of the Liberty, Bali, Indonesia

 Wreck of the Liberty, Bali, Indonesia
A Dutch ship that was beached ashore after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942 the Liberty was pushed out to sea by a volcanic eruption. It now stands 30 meters off the northern shore of Bali and it is one of the safest wrecks in the world, offering a glimpse at the past and at the local sealife who has started to squat in the ship’s bowels.

3. Wreck of the SS President Coolidge, Vanuatu
Wreck of the SS President Coolidge, Vanuatu
Another fantastic wreck, the US President Coolidge was an ultra-swanky liner before being converted to a troop transport during World War Two. It sank after hitting a minefield and today it is one of the best wrecks any SCUBA diver could ever hope to explore offering anything from beautifully carved wood inserts to cannons and chandeliers.

2. Silfra Rift, Iceland
Silfra Rift, Iceland
A freshwater dive, the Silfra Rift is more than a dive, it’s an experience. The lake is nestled in part of the rift that separates the North American tectonic plate from the Eurasian one and you can dive deep in crystal clear waters watching in awe the various geological formations around you. It is simply breath-taking and awe inspiring and when you step out you will be standing on the Tingvellir shore near the site one of the first democratic assemblies in the world. Yes, the Icelandic Parliament used to convene on the shores of this majestic lake since the year 1000!

1. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
We spoke about this world wonder once before. The Great Blue Hole is a majestic karstic cavern that was Jacques Cousteau’s personal favourite place to dive in the world. 300 meters wide and over 120 meters deep, this jaw dropping advanced diver only descent takes you through several layers of ecosystem and into an underwater paradise.


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