7 Best Places to Scuba Dive

There are some veteran divers that spend their whole lives searching out the best place to scuba dive – somewhere filled with diverse species of tropical fish, perfectly preserved coral, and interesting land formations to swim through. Learn from their wisdom by checking out some of the places on this list, which are generally agreed upon to be some of the best scuba diving sites anywhere in the world.

great-blue-hole-belizeWollertz / Shutterstock

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole located about 40 miles from Belize. The sinkhole was formed by glaciation, and was then flooded when the ocean levels rose over it. As a result, the hole features elements like stalagmites and stalactites generally only found on land, as well as fascinating species of fish and ocean mammals like the Midnight Parrotfish and Caribbean reef shark. One of the first explorers in the area was the eminent Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the most beautiful places to scuba dive in the world.

ko-tao-island-thailandA Cotton Photo / Shutterstock

Ko Tao Island, Thailand

Ko Tao is an island in the Chumphon archipelago of Thailand, and features some of the best scuba diving in the world. It has long been popular with the mid-20s crowd, who come in search of cheap scuba diving certification, and stay because of the amazing varieties of fish and turtles, many of whom use the island reefs as a breeding ground. Those in search of sharks can go to Chumphon Pinnacle, a dive site to the west of the island that is known for its large shark population.

bali-indonesiaKim Briers / Shutterstock

Bali, Indonesia

Located in Indonesia, Bali is a part of the Coral Triangle — an area of Oceania that is well-known for having the largest biodiversity of marine species in the world. The marine life in the Coral Triangle is 7 times more diverse than the whole of the Caribbean. Although Bali was under a travel advisory from some countries like the USA and Sweden until 2008, it has recently become very popular with scuba divers because of its many shore-diving resorts.

PAGE 1 OF 3
SHARE ON

Advertisement

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.

The Best Canadian Hockey Towns

Canada and hockey go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you didn’t know that, you either don’t watch hockey or you’ve never been to Canada in the wintertime. Just like any sport, hockey has its hotbeds. Coincidentally, each and every one of the cities and towns mentioned in this article claims superiority. Mind you, in entirely different ways. Some cling to a long and storied history. Others flash around their laundry list of NHL alumni, current Hall of Famers, and future Hall of Famers. Today, we’ll take a look at the best of the best. Lace ‘em up, tape up your stick, and put the foil on. These are the best hockey towns in the Great White North.

Graduated Traveling: 13 Trips to Take After Graduating

While some may be anxious to jump into the workforce and get cracking on that career, as the old saying goes, “you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.” Instead of diving into the online job ads, hit the travel sites then hit the open road or the friendly skies.