Scuba diving gained in popularity over the last two decades and people who love this water sport, travel all over the globe to visit the best diving areas in the world.
This article is the second part in the series of ‘Best Scuba Diving Spots In The World’, you can find the first article via this link.
Close to the historical town of Kailua Kona on Hawaii you will find a very large marine reserve, where you can find stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, whales and a wide variety of tropical fish.
This island is part of The Netherlands Antilles and is a marine park, with over 100 diving spots, so there is something new to see every day. The Bonaire diving spots are untouched by man, have high visibility and moderate temperatures. The best period to visit Bonaire is from September to December, when the sea is at its calmest.
The coast of the state of North Carolina has become more and more popular over the years among scuba divers. It is one of the hottest ship-wreck destinations in North America, since a lot of ships sank there during the early stages of the Second World War. During the Summer period, you can also see tropical fish in the ship wrecks.
Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean are home to the third largest coral reef in the world. You will find here warm and calm water with high visibility and a colorful marine life.
Although Thailand has many great diving locations, Similan Islands is considered to be one of the best scuba diving spots in Thailand. It is an archipelago of 9 islands in the western Andaman Sea and you will see there two different kind of diving areas: the western part of the Similan Islands have massive granite boulders, which are covered with hard and soft corals, while the eastern part has diving areas with sloping coral reefs.
Near the Puerto Rican island of Culebra you can find a number of great diving sites. The water is warm and clear and the visibility is high. During your dives, you can encounter among other sea life, huge corals, parrotfish, queen angelfish, baracudas, sharks and black durgons.
If you are looking for the best spots, please visit also the article The Best Scuba Diving Spots In The World – Part 1