Scuba diving is wonderful thing. Since early age we tend to explore around . Different places offer different experience. I made little research and make a list of best places in the world for scuba diving.
If you were given one week to dive and could choose any scuba diving sites in the world with which to fill your logbook, where would you go? We asked a number of underwater photographers, writers and our readers, and got a remarkable sampling of dives that cover just about everything this planet has to offer. From the remarkable macro of Lembeh Strait to the shark dives of the Bahamas, magical reefs in Fiji and wrecks in the Red Sea, there are plenty of sites you’d expect to see, but an even greater number of surprises.
Nakwakto Rapids — British Columbia, Canada
Few sites offer the possibility of waterskiing while being tied to tree. It’s possible at Turret Rock, aka Nakwakto Rapids, a legendary dive in British Columbia’s backcountry, which boasts some of the world’s fastest ocean currents, clocked at a blistering 16 knots. This is the realm of giant gooseneck barnacles, an oversize crustacean found few other places, which grow in mounds 30 to 50 feet deep here. Time the tides with Swiss precision — the safety window between tidal exchanges lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Sharing real estate with the barnacles are sure-footed crabs, painted greenlings, sculpins and a colorful palette of anemones.
If the host of accolades from this year’s Top 100 alone don’t convince you of Indonesia’s greatness — Best Macro, Healthy Marine Environment, Best Underwater Photography, not to mention Best Overall Diving — we’re not sure what will. But we’ll keep piling on until we prove this archipelago of more than 17,000 islands has something for everyone. For metalheads, Bali is home to the most photogenic wreck on the planet — and perhaps most accessible — a U.S. Liberty-class ship lying 25 yards off Tulamben’s rocky shore. Healthy reefs and fish overload more your style? Eastern Indonesia’s Raja Ampat has hundreds of sites with colorful reefs where schools of fish are so thick you won’t be able to see your buddy. Macro divers will go gaga for the nudibranchs and weird critters in Lembeh; big-fish aficionados will love Komodo’s manta trains; and wall divers will get vertigo in Wakatobi. One trip to Indonesia and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Just remember to tell your friends
The Yongala, Australia
The Yongala is a shipwreck off the coast of Queensland. Full of life you may see manta rays, sea snakes, octopuses, turtles, bull sharks, tiger sharks, clouds of fish and spectacular coral.
The Yongala sank during a cyclone in 1911 killing 122 people, a racehorse called Moonshine and a red Lincolnshire bull. She had no telegraph facilities and so could not be warned of the weather ahead. In 1981 the Yongala was given official protection under the Historic Shipwrecks Act. The ship is 90 km southeast of Townsville, 10 km away form Cape Bowling Green. 109 meters long, the bow points north and the ship lists to starboard.
Ras Mohammed, Egyptian Red Sea scuba diving
Sharm has a good spots to dive but only rarely you’ll see sharks. The only way to be almost sure to see some hammerheads is in the summer by the morning in jackson reef. You need at least 6 people to make the trip and must be at least advanced diver. If you want to see blue spotted stingrays and groupers and turtles of course its good to come to Sharm but if wanting to see some sharks better go to Elphinstone. I went to Sharm twice and saw a oceanic white tip in Middle Garden I think it was the first time and we were all already out of the water.
Barracuda Point – Sipadan Island scuba diving
The Sipadan dive season is year round and most normally expressed as having the best conditions from April to December, especially July and August. Surface conditions are normally calm, sometimes glass-calm, but there can be small waves making the speed-boat ride to the island a little bumpy, particularly in the rainy season.
The rainy season tends to be from December to March when unsettled weather may result in a decrease in visibility, however in recent years the timing of the rainy season has been less than certain. The most likely months for unsettled weather are January and February. These months represent the middle of the wet season and although Pulau Sipadan and Mabul seldom experience much rain, the water and air temperature can be towards the cooler end of the usual range.
Traditionally green and hawksbill turtles come ashore onto the island of Sipadan to nest between April and September. To visit and dive here during these months should mean an even higher number of turtles, although these creatures are ever-present around the island. In fact it has a high proportion of ever-present creatures, rather than seasonal visitors. The jacks, barracuda, bumphead parrotfish and white-tip sharks can be said to be residents of this oceanic island.