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.
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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.