Top Ten Scuba Diving Destinations

Scuba diving is something that has been enjoyed by a number of different types of people and can be enjoyed by the young and old alike.  Scuba diving offers some unique experiences in which the diver is able to experience ocean life in a way that they might not have previously thought.


1. Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

This area is known for its amazing reefs and the way that the diver can view at some points nearly 200 feet in front of himself/herself.  The area also is host to a number of different diving areas and offers some great viewing of nature and even some unique underwater caves.


2. Fiji Islands, South Pacific

Fiji Islands, South Pacific

This area offers two unique diving experiences.  These experiences are the great white wall, the yellow tunnel, and an amazing array of soft coral reefs among many other underwater sites that are unique and well known to those in the diving world.  This area is also host to some of the most amazing and well known underwater photographers.


3. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

This area has been known by scuba diving enthusiasts as one of the most amazing tropical paradises.  Further the views in this area can range anywhere from 80-150 feet.  There are a number of different shallow reefs as well as amazing drop-offs that can reach up to 12,000 feet.


4. Florida, USA

Florida, USA

Florida is known for having the best scuba diving opportunities in the Untied States.  Some of the best diving areas are a short boat ride from the coast but the ocean life that is seen includes giant turtles, manatees, sharks, tropical fish, rays and dolphins.  This area makes amazing scuba diving available to millions of Americans who are unable to travel outside of the United States.


5. Belize


This area has some of the most amazing marine ecosystems.  This area is something that has been known about my scuba divers but still remains undiscovered by tourists at this time.  It offers some quiet scuba dives that are enjoyed by typically only the most experienced divers.


6. Heron Island, Australia

Heron Island, Australia

This area in Australia is part of the Great Barrier Reef.  The entire island is known as being a coral island that rises above the reef.  This area has not yet been tainted by the harsh reality of industry or tourism making it another popular scuba diving destination.


7. Vanuatu


This amazing area is located east of Australia and is in between New Zealand and Southeast Asia.  Scuba divers most appreciate this area for the diversity that is available there.  There are a number of different types of adventure that are here for the diver including wrecks, tunnels, swim-throughs, coral mazes, and lava towers, among many other attractions.


8. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

This diving destination is located by the southern tip of the Bahamas.  Scuba divers enjoy this area for diving year round far more than others.  There are a number of different things that are available for divers to enjoy in the area as well.


9. Hawaii


Although not at the top of this list, Hawaii is probably the best known of the scuba destinations.  This area is a dive destination that offers dives for the most inexperienced and the most experienced alike.  Some of the ocean life that is available in the area includes sharks, whales, stingrays and turtles.


10. Koh Tai Island, Thailand

Koh Tai Island, Thailand

This area is visited by tourists.  One of the most popular sites that can be seen in this area is the whale shark or the grey reef shark.  One of the things that is available as an activity in the area is that tourists can hunt sharks.  This is unavailable in most places in the world.

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