The ocean is so big that only 5% of it has been explored by humans. Dive into the unknown on your next holiday and see the breathtaking scenes that lie beneath the coastline. Here are the favourite destinations for the best diving in the world.
Barracuda Point – Malaysia
Barracuda point is located off the shores of the Sipadan Island. Diving in Barracuda Point will see you surrounded by many wonderful creatures of the sea. Don’t be surprised if you get caught in the middle of the shoal of barracudas that swim in circles like a tornado. Other creatures to look out for would be turtles, batfish, jacks, grey reef and whitetip sharks.
Thistlegorm – Eqypt
Here divers can explore a shipwreck dated back to WWII. The Thistlegorm was a British ship on route to deliver supplies to troops in Northern Africa before it was bombed by the Germans. Now it is one of the most famous shipwrecks for divers in the world. The cargo on board includes many different vehicles from trucks, jeeps, motorcycles and tanks. All areas of the Thistlegorm are accessible for divers and with so much to see you might have to dive down more than once.
Beqa Lagoon – Fiji
Bega Lagoon is one of the top diving spots in the world. On your dive you could spot multiple species of sharks, more than 400 species of tropical fish and stunning coral reefs that are so visible in the clear Fijian waters. You can also dive down to the wreck of an old fishing vessel called Rusi’s Pinnacle, scuttled in 2000 it stands upright on the seabed, perfect for exploring. The water is usually warm, the currents are mild and with over 50 world class dives to choose from it will suit all experience levels.
Gansbaai – South Africa
Gansbaai is a small fishing town located in South Africa’s Western Cape. It is known for its large population of great white sharks. If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker this dive is for you.
Here you can get up close and personal by cage diving with these great whites. Feel the adrenaline rush as you float just meters away from one of the deadliest animals in the world.
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