The Best Dive Spots in the World
Deep sea scuba diving has been one of my most fierce passions ever since I was a very small boy. I got my professional divers license nearing the end of my teen years, and I have spent quite some time since suiting up in my wetsuit, putting on the tank and diving in some of the most amazing places the under water world has to offer.
Here are my favorite diving destinations in the world.
(1) Rocktail Bay, South Africa
Whilst the waters in Rocktail can be rather cold at times (you will need to wear a professional wetsuit or at least a long-john wetsuit), there is a grand abundance of tropical fish and beautiful coral. You’ll see here a huge range of other sea animals, including humpback whales, bottle-nosed dolphins and even the occasional timid tiger shark. However, during the months of November and March, you will often see leather back turtles during their nesting season, which is an amazing sight to behold.
(2) The Maldives
One of the most referred beach and ocean paradises in the world, the Maldives is also one of the best diving locations, too. The best way to see this area is by taking a boat out in to the deeper waters and having a four to five day diving expedition. The waters are quite warm, so there is little need for a wetsuit, and if you dive between May and September, you are likely to swim amongst giant manta rays, shy sharks, turtles and schooling fish. I believe the Maldives to be the best diving location for those who have no specific diving experience.
(3) Sulawesi, Indonesia
Sulawesi is a forgotten divers paradise! It contains some of the most diverse and grand marine biology on the entire planet, and you’ll spend a lot of time searching for pygmy sea horses and schooling tropical fish. However, I feel that the majority of the sites in the Sulawesi waters belong in relatively deep water, so make sure that you are properly equipped with a professional wetsuit and scuba tank, as well as having a degree of diving experience.
(4) Cocos Island, Eastern Pacific
Off the shores of the the Cocos Island is a forgotten diving haven! However, it should not be attempted by amateurs, as the strong water currents, chilly temperatures and lack of accessibility may become too much for the casual diver. If you only have a small half-sized wetsuit, you can still dive in the shallow waters of Cocos, which are habitat to a range of animals including rare red-lipped bat fish.
If you are a serious diver, you need to suit up in your wetsuit and check out these locations. They are honestly the best in the world!