The world's best scuba diving destinations
Posted on 08/05/2017

NatureNew Zealand

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Whether it's the magical wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea or tiger sharks in the Bahamas, manta rays in Hawaii or barracudas in Malaysia, the scuba diving opportunities around the world are endless. If you are a underwater photographer, a marine wildlife enthusiast or just a novice trying out scuba diving for the first time - here are some of the cleanest, bluest and most fish-filled waters on the planet.

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  • Great Barrier Reef, Australia
    Great Barrier Reef, Australia

    In Queensland Australia lies the largest and healthiest coral reef on the entire planet. Divers will never see anything quite like the Great Barrier Reef with some of the best ocean life the underwater world has to offer.

  • Cape Kri, Indonesia
    Cape Kri, Indonesia

    The diving around Raja Ampat is a heaven for marine wildlife lovers thanks to the eclectic array of exotic fish. It is home to a world record number of species including sharks and coral which cannot be found anywhere else in Indonesia.

  • Baracuda Point, Malaysia
    Baracuda Point, Malaysia

    To the north east of Sipadan Island is one of the top diving sites in the world. Here you can dive amongst thousands of barracuda as well as have the opportunity to see dozens of turtles. There is everything from whitetip sharks to hammerheads and in the shallows there is a coral garden.

  • Blue Corner, Micronesia
    Blue Corner, Micronesia

    This world famous diving site is not for the faint-hearted, diving in a strong current with an open ridge drop. However, the dive promises up to 13 different species including sharks, turtles, manta ray, tuna, triggerfish and butterflyfish.

  • Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea
    Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea

    This is one of the most sought-after diving experiences in the world. In 1940 a 125m-long British army freighter sank in the red sea leaving behind all its remains. You can dive inside the ship and see old motorbikes, automobiles as well as bombs and grenades.