THE BEST DIVING EXPERIENCES ALL OVER THE WORLD
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Have a thing for turtles? Dive at Riviera Maya as you will find a zillion of turtles swimming around you. The particular zone at Riviera Maya is a turtle alley, carrying massive currents that would push you further to excavate the sea life. The exotic site has a variety of fish species giving you an incredible marine view. The region also offers caves, sinkholes and a vast network of underground rivers to explore. It holds the second largest reef in the world.
Silfra Gap, Iceland
Diving in Iceland? Absolutely yes! Dry suits are a year-round essential, but Iceland‘s most famous dive site, Silfra – or the Silfra Fissure – has some of the clearest water to be found on the planet, unpolluted by run-off, silt and – well – fish. In fact, the only impediment to the perfect visibility is the continent on the other side of the dive site. Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular dives in the world, Silfra itself is relatively unpopulated by marine life, but there are plenty of other places in Iceland to discover the aquatic denizens of the North Atlantic.
Richelieu Rock, Thailand
If you do not dive at the world’s beach destination, you will be missing out on one of the Best Scuba Dives in the World. Richelieu Rock is noted for whale sharks liveaboard safari, manta rays, great macro life, its diverse marine life and schooling fish. The deep-sea dwellings of the nutrient-rich water make for a great diving destination where plankton-blooms attract vast schools of fish, most notably, the biggest of all that you can witness. It is spine chilling but worth all the thrill!
Farne Islands, England
The northeast coast of England is undoubtedly beautiful, with white-sand beaches and castles on every headland. Offshore are the Farne Islands, a cluster of low-lying islands that can be reached in 15 minutes from the town of Seahouses. Locals have given the Farnes the nickname Galapagos of the North, although you can never be totally sure what is being said in the thick Geordie accent.
Elephant’s Cave, Crete
If you are visiting Crete and find yourself near Chania, make a point of exploring the Elephant’s Cave. This partially filled underwater cave lies in the Drepano area in Akrotiri. Home to an impressive series of red and white stalagmites and stalactites, it is a fascinating dive for experienced divers. The cave, shaped throughout several millennia, is home to a unique treasure: the fossilised remains of an extinct elephant, including vertebra, teeth, and a tusk. Remains of other animals are also visible.