There is no better way to explore the underwater world of marine animals, shipwrecks, fascinating coral towers, limestone formations and schools of colourful fish than scuba diving. Here is the list of the most unique, unforgettable diving destinations around the world.
Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Palau is an island country. With vivid history of the colonial era, Spanish and American era, Palau has hidden its secrets under the deep oceans. The world-famous Palau dive sites, provides a perfect diving conditions with numerous wreck dives in the inner lagoons near Koror. Different site locations which can be explored includesAmatsuMaru which thelargest shipwreck in Micronesia and the deepest Japanese wreck, Another site is ChuyoMaru the Japanese coastal carrier was bombed during the Desecrate One on 31 March 1944. Addition to this Chandelier cave is another thousand year old site with rain filtering limestone and eroded island creating large caves under water.
Instructor:One can avail special packages from Samstours.com at Koror, which offers the tourist safe diving, with prior announcement of weather-independent conditions of waves and winds.
- Ponta d Ouro , Mozambique
Ponta d Ouro, is a quaint little town in southern Mozambique just 8km from the South African border. A mere 5 hours from Durban and 7 hours from Johannesburg is a perfect spot for weekend getaways or long lazy holidays. Surrounded with beautiful beaches, dune forests, ever stretching deep blue seas, Ponta d Ouro gives a great option for awesome diving.
Instructor: Gala-Gala Eco Resort offers both the tranquil space for those who want to be away from the busy village and a large number of activities for those looking for an active and exciting holiday. One can go deep water diving in the beach organized by the resort.
The mangrove lushly bordered area to the Caribbean state of Belize is a front of the front door and offers perfect conditions for technical diving. With Pristine off-shore atolls with the largest and healthiest reefs in the northern hemisphere that are also home to the largest and most pure population of American crocodiles, remote national parks with unique dive sites where one can interact with manatees on the reef, schooling tarpon; the world’s largest underground cave systems, whale sharks, schooling sailfish, bull sharks and more which awaits.
Instructor:One of the certified diving center is XTC Dive Center which has all the necessary facilities, such as tanks, filling / mixing station, gases, training rooms, a small hotel and boats, as well as qualified instructors for re-breather training on the SF2 for the travellers.
We all know Maldives for its stunning beaches and azure waters that define the tropical paradise. The Maldives is flat with white sandy beaches and excellent reefs with an abundance of marine life. Scuba diving is done at a leisurely drift pace as the Indian Monsoon Current sweeps along the island chains, moving nutrients and divers along.With the clear visibility of 20 meters range and water temperature varying from 260 -300 C, Maldives is a perfect for leisure dive.
Instructor: DusitThani Maldives takes pride first official and internationally approved free-diving centre in the Maldives, an incredible addition to the selection of water sports available at the resort.
- Sikao, Thailand
Idyllically situated with a private beach along a breathtaking stretch of the Andaman coastline,Sikao, is home to some of the world’s best dive sites. One can get glimpse of colourful fish swim against a magnificent backdrop of varied hard and soft corals. The stunning reefs hereare home to sea creatures including lobsters, crabs, seahorses, anemones, colourful nudibranchs, sea stars and turtles. Beautiful coral covered boulders, surreal caverns and swim-through channels offer a maze of enchantment.
Instructor: AnantaraSikao is led by a multilingual team of highly qualified dive professionals from the award winning dive company Sea Bees Diving.
Travelling to Artic itself is an exciting expedition, how about Polar Snorkelling.
Designed for the more adventurous traveller, Polar Snorkelling is a unique activity that offers the chance to discover what lies beneath the icy Arctic waters. One can also try polar diving, experiencing the underwater and topside destination.
The snorkelers and divers can witness the surprisingly colourful marine life of the Arctic; from sea anemones and sea urchins to nudibranchs, crabs and the occasional polar cod.Perhaps the greatest highlight for any Polar Snorkeler is the opportunity to get up close to the glistening ice. Snorkelers will enjoy swimming at the edge of the Arctic pack ice, as well as enjoy the fascinating ice formations that exist below the surface.