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Reema Bhalla Apr 29 2015

Which are the best diving sites around the world?

Pritha Manchanda Apr 29 2015
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Want to explore the underwater world? These best diving sites around the world will help you cover your diving dream list the way you want.


The Red Sea in Egypt is known to be one of the best places to dive in the world. Wear your costume, hold your breath and dive inside the crystal-clear waters to witness what an amazing underwater world this place has. Don’t worry, if it’s your first-time, as there are instructors available for help.

The best time to dive is between January to March and July to September, as the water is usually between 68 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Turks and Caicos Islands have been a popular diving destination since the 70s. Colourful sea life and calm waters are what describe this place best. Besides diving, you can even go for snorkelling and explore wonderful reefs very close to shore. Don’t be surprised if Humpback Whales greet you in between!

December-March is the best time to view Humpback Whales.

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Want to dive with whale sharks? Head to Surin, Similan and Koh Phi Phi, Thailand’s scenic islands for a great diving experience. And if you want to spot corals in different colours, then a visit to Mu Koh Similan National Marine Park, an underwater playground in Thailand, is a must!

Note: After the Tsunami of 2004, some dive sites have been closed; don’t forget to check with the dive operator for more information.

Best time to dive is between Nov to April when the sea is calm. Avoid diving during the monsoon season.

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Hawaii, (United States) is the place to be, if you want to do a night dive with a large species of flattened fishes. Swim in the clear waters of Niihau or explore Lana’s marine life, as this place has a lot to offer.

The best time to dive is between May to Oct, when Hawaii’s waters are calm.

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Spread across 14,30 miles along the northeastern coast of Australia, Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, is home to more than 1,800 shipwrecks, different species of fishes and other marine species, you won’t find anywhere else. Even a lifetime would be less to explore this humongous underwater world.

Best time to dive is between June to August, as the water is calm during the dry season. Stay away from Jellyfish!

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Cozumel in Mexico is considered to be one of the best diving sites around the world. With more than 100 dive instructors on the island, this place offers its enthusiasts with everything, be it a deep dive, wreck dive or a night dive. What attracts divers here is the technicolor fusion of corals and fishes that can be spotted along the long stretch from Cozumel to Central America.

From the official website of dive-computer-wizard.com


Bunaken is Indonesia’s famous diving spot. Part of the Bunaken Marine Park, one of the famous tourist attractions in Indonesia, this place is where a single dive lets you discover almost all fish species and other marine creatures that exist in the Pacific Ocean. A pretty good deal, we must say!

Though you can safely dive here anytime of the year, the best time is between April to November.

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Costa Rica

Cocos Island offers an excellent diving escape. From Sharks to Hammerheads and other fish species including Tuna and Mantas, the underwater world of this island is nothing less than a gallery that boasts of a beautiful marine life, you wouldn’t have explored before.

Best time to dive: The months December, January, February, March, April and May are perfect for diving.

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Lakshadweep Islands

Touted as the Maldives of Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep Islands, with their crystal clear blue lagoons and colourful sea life have been attracting many divers from around the world. If you are booking a trip to this place between October and December and if you are lucky enough, you will be able to dive with Manta Rays. Not all 36 coral islands are open to tourists, so check with the operators for more information. However, Kadmat, Bangaram and Kavaratti (islands) are open for diving and offers great options.

The best time to visit is from November to March.


Beautiful coral reefs and rocky outcrops are reasons enough for you to consider diving in the calm waters of Pondicherry. What’s more? From Sea Snakes to Crustaceans, Tiger Sharks and Parrot Fishes, divers can find here a diverse range of marine life.

The best months for diving are between February to April and September to November when underwater visibility is great.

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Now that you are aware of these best diving sites around the world, you can cover your diving bucket list as per your convenience. So, are you ready for some adrenaline rush?
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