Every time summer approaches, avid scuba divers don’t just scramble to clean and examine their scuba gear, they also scope out potential diving destinations they haven’t visited yet. Some of the most famous dive sites offer a memorable diving experience, but because they are popular, the influx of tourists is inevitable. A diving enthusiast prefers a vacation destination that is low in tourist traffic but still provides an excellent diving experience.
All around the world there are a number of magnificent places that offer exciting opportunities for divers of all skill levels. One of which is the Island of Cozumel off the Mayan Coast of Mexico. This dive destination is ranked at the top of every scuba diver’s summer destination list. The island is popular for its drift diving, dazzling reefs, and excellent underwater visibility. Cozumel is home to more than 20 different dive sites, which include underwater canyons and a labyrinth of swim-through tunnels.
The Cayman Islands is also a popular diving destination in the Caribbean. The Grand Cayman, which is a part of the Cayman Islands, is highly regarded by a variety of publications as one of the top vacation destinations in the world. The diving conditions in this region are second only to a diver’s idea of a perfect paradise. Visibility is exceptional, ranging from 150 to 200 feet. Ready your scuba diving gear for this one, as the Grand Cayman is renowned for its wall and wreck diving sites.
Another top ranked diving destination you should seriously consider the next time you’re planning your summer vacation is the Sipadan Island off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The region boasts of a beautiful collection of marine life, which inhabits some of the most breathtaking coral reefs in the world. It’s good to know that Sipadan is actually a coral island formed on top of an extinct volcano. From the seabed, the island rises over 600 meters to the surface. Sipadan is home to the renowned dive location known as the Barracuda Point, although it boasts of so many more must-see dive spots.
Located in the southern Caribbean, near Aruba, is the world renowned Bonaire of the Dutch Antilles. The islands is, in fact, the peak of a submerged mountain, giving divers a unique diving experience with deep sloping reefs surrounding the island.
There are a total of 86 dive spots located around the island, and every single one of them offers excitement and beauty you won’t soon forget.