There are many exotic and exciting places to dive around the world. Here are a few of some of the most popular.
This island is situated in the Indonesian Islands and is part of the famous Coral Triangle, which holds some of the most exotic coral and sea life that you could ever wish to encounter on a dive. The most notable species which you are likely to see are thresher sharks. You can also see mantas and hammerheads, along with jackfish and barracudas. Most dives rarely exceed three metres.
The Riviera Maya, Mexico
In the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico is situated the Riviera Maya. Here you can discover deep sinkholes called Cenotes. It boasts an underwater cave system which many consider being the best in the world. In the ocean, you can expect to observe bull sharks, sailfish and the many species of turtles which are abundant in this area. This resort is also renowned for whale sharks, which congregate in the sea in the summertime.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This is assuredly one of the most famous locations in the world. While popular sites such as Cairns offer some spectacular diving, you may wish to get away from the tourist hotspots and visit the Ribbon Reefs, which are situated around Lizard Island. Here you will undoubtedly be able to see a wide variety of sharks, as well as humpback whales and potato groupers at the infamous Cod Hole. These fish are huge, and you can expect to be nudged for a treat.
Malta, Gozo and Camino
These Maltese islands feature some of the best available wrecks to explore. There are many underwater arches and caves to discover, and you can be assured that visibility is crystal clear. The area features a diverse collection of fish and aquatic plants. The Camino caves are well worth a visit, but it can get chilly during winter if you wish to try a recreational dive.