Every year more and more Ukrainians are interested in diving. Most of our tourists are making their first steps in exploring the underwater world during a holiday in Egypt. But over time, expanding horizons, and I want to know new amazing places. Especially for you we have prepared the TOP 5 best diving spots in the world – take your pick and make your journey with tochka.net.
The great barrier reef, Australia
The amazing beauty of the reefs extend for over 1500 miles along the Australian Northern coast http://travelogwithjem.com/london-bridge-in-america/index.html. This is a real underwater country, which can be seen even from space. However, it is better to look at the Great barrier reef from above. Hundreds of species of amazing fish, dozens of mysterious sunken ships – for the sake of divers from all over the world are ready to travel thousands of kilometers. It’s not uncommon to see such rare inhabitants of the underwater world as butterfly fish, wrasse, clown fish, puffer, parrot fish, sea dog, hedgehog-fish, cardinal fish and even a fly. The best places for diving on the great barrier reef: reef Osprey, Cathedral, lighthouse, Bommi. To visit the reef is best during the dry season from June to August. From November to may you can run into jellyfish, but they live is closer to the mainland.
Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean
These groups of Islands are very different, but the diving here is unique. The Caicos Islands are on a huge sand plateau. They are ideal for novice divers or as they say, random tourists. Islands Turks to the East. This place is more beautiful and picturesque from the perspective of true fans of immersion. By boat here you can sail to the vast ocean trench. Here divers have the opportunity to dive along the steep walls. In these areas you can often meet dolphins, sharks and manta rays. It is very interesting that almost all of the reefs are located very close to the coast, so to go deep in the sea the tale easily. A better place: Grand Turk, Universe Reef, the Fertile Gulf, West Caicos. Diving here is possible the whole year, but the surprise only of humpback whales from December to March.
Andaman coast, Thailand
Despite the devastating tsunami that struck the Andaman coast in 2004, this place remains one of the best for diving. Underwater world same Smilianska Islands unique. It is home to reefs, variety of colors, soft and hard corals and rare marine life – the blue stingrays and manta rays. And if you are lucky, you will see the biggest fish – a whale shark. She usually loves scuba divers, and some of them can even touch her. Importantly for divers, the visibility of the water on Smilyansky Islands about 20-30 meters, and in the season often reaches 50 metres. The best diving on the Andaman coast from November to April. It is advisable to avoid the rainy season.
Big island, Hawaii
Because of the isolation of the Hawaiian Islands, there are not many fish, such as Fiji or the Caribbean. But in the depths of the sea you can meet such inhabitants, which you will not see anywhere else in the world. For example, the fish with the unpronounceable name, Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Locals even have a belief that if you are lucky to see this symbol of the island, you will be extremely happy. On the Big island be sure to also try night diving with manta rays. And in the near Lanai explore the luminous underwater caverns. If you come here from December to April, you can even hear the humpback whales. Hawaiian water like best in the summer, because then she is soft and calm. Definitely need to visit: Cathedrals in Lanai, Manta Village (Big island), Crater Molokini (Maui), shark Bay (Oahu).
Blue hole, Egypt
Well, if your level in diving already increased significantly, you can take the risk and try to conquer the infamous «Blue hole» in Egypt. It’s underwater lagoon with a depth of several hundred meters, which is called the world’s most dangerous place to dive. However, the traditional route for those who don’t require dives deeper than 20-30 meters. And there is a convenient wooden bridge. Use the services of the instructor, to make diving safe and memorable. Also visit Dahab, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh and Safaga, El Pass and the national Park of Muhammad. The perfect climate of Egypt allows diving at any time of the year.