Scuba diving has become very popular during the last 15 years and people are travelling to all kinds of diving spots all over the world, to visit the best areas to dive.
This article gives you a selection of the best scuba diving spots in the world.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is without a doubt the most famous diving spot in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and you can find there species, you cannot find anywhere else on earth. This Australian reef is a must-see for scuba divers!
The Maldives, an archipelago of hundreds of small coral islands, is another favorite of scuba divers. The amount of fish you can see near the islands is unbelievable and this is also an excellent diving spot for people who like rays and turtles.
Belize is a perfect destination for advanced divers. This location has the so-called Great Blue Hole, a round hole, which is more than 330 feet (100 meters) deep and has sharks swimming around.
Sipadan Island you can find only a few minutes away by boat from the Malaysian coast and can be for some scuba divers an overwhelming experience. You can witness there a phenomenal stream of fish, passing you by. Sipadan Island is recommended for divers who like sharks, barracudas and rays.
Diving at Silfra, Iceland is for scuba divers who don’t mind colder water. At this diving spot you can actually swim between two continents, North America and Europe. You can swim over the place where the two tectonic plates meet. The water is very clear and you have an unbelievable view.
The SS Thistlegorm in the Red Sea in Egypt is the most popular ship wreck in the world. This is a large British ship from Glasgow that was on its way from Glasgow to Alexandria, which was attacked by the Germans and sunk. It was carrying rifles, motorbikes, cars, trailers and more.
Groups can dive to the ship and also swim inside the SS Thistlegorm and see the rusted machinery, guns, cars, torpedoes and the large hole, that was created by the German bomb hitting the ship.
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