Thursday, April 3, 2008

33 Of The Best Diving Sites In The World

Sent into our News Tip line this morning. The good folks over at the Pro Traveller blog spent many hours compiling a list of top dive sites worldwide that you probably have heard of and some that you might not have.

Here's a quick run down of some of our favorites from this list, all sharky of course:

The Blue Corner Wall, Palau

The Blue Corner Wall

The Blue Corner Wall: Many divers who have experienced the amazing seascapes at Blue Corner Wall claim that this was their best diving holiday ever. The underwater life here consists of barracudas, sharks, turtles, orcas (killer whales), tuna, and much more. The reef wall consists of 'hooks' which divers can hold onto, and sit-back and gaze in amazement at the schools of fish swimming in the nearby sea current as if it were a super highway.

The Bahamas, Caribbean

The Bahamas

The Bahamas: With over 700 islands in The Bahamas, there are plenty of opportunities to dive here. The Travel Channel calls The Bahamas 'one of the best scuba diving sites in North America'. There are a variety of blue holes, 120 miles of barrier reef, lots of shipwrecks, and plenty of wall-diving opportunities for more experienced divers. In The Bahamas, you can expect to come across large sea turtles, rays, dolphins, and a plethora of sharks. Shark dives are very popular here.

Heron Island, Australia

Heron Island

Heron Island: This small coral cay is located just east of Australia at the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef. This dive site is home to over 1,000 species of fish and 72% of all coral species found on the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is protected by the government, so it's in good condition. Diving here is like no other place on earth, and you can see whales, sea turtles, sharks, and so much more, definitely one of the best places in the world to explore the deep sea. Many claim that it's a life-changing experience to dive here.

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