Whilst there are some amazing sights to be seen and explored on dry land, another world entirely exists below the surface of the ocean. Colourful fish, strange and exotic creatures, beautiful underwater coral gardens – life under the sea is quite frankly diverse and stunning.
You don’t have to be an experienced diver to actually view some of the world that exists below, in fact you will find dive sites all over the world which offer trips for first timers, as well as instruction and certification. If you are an experienced diver however, you will want to push yourself to view the best sites possible.
Here are a few you might like to try.Cocos Island, Costa Rica
If you’re looking for weird and wonderful, this is the place for you. It’s a bit of a mission to actually reach the dive site but once you’re there, you’ll be glad you attempted it. Some say this site was some of the muse behind Jurassic Park, and you can certainly understand why. This national park is packed with strange and diverse marine life, including reef sharks, and offers plentiful opportunity for experienced divers.
Baa Atoll, The Maldives
Again, there’s plenty of wonder to see on dry land when you visit The Maldives, but underwater you will see some of the most colourful fish known to man. On top of this, whale sharks and huge green turtles will greet you as you visit their world. This is a UNESCO protected site for a very good reason.Ambergris Caye, Belize
After the Great Barrier Reef (more of that later), Belize is home to the second largest reef in the world. Teeming with life, there is also the nearby Blue Hole, a world famous dive site for those a little more experienced, with 350ft to explore, including rays and hammerheads, amongst many other species.
Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman
As well as being a beautiful island to visit regardless of the underwater world, the residents below the surface in this part of the world are certainly diverse and colourful. Stretching for over a mile, there are countless dive sites along this region, with barracuda and brightly coloured coral gardens.Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Visit Manta Alley and enjoy swooping manta rays, head a little further away and see barracuda, dogtooth tuna, and some of the most brightly coloured fish you will ever set your eyes on. There are again countless dive sites around here, suiting many different levels of experience.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
We couldn’t talk about dive sites without mentioning the most famous, and probably the best in the world. Stretching for a massive 2300km in length, this huge stretch of underwater heaven boasts some of the best marine life on the planet, and the good news is that there is a dive site for you, no matter what your level of experience, including trips for first timers wanting to check out what lies beneath.