14 most spectacular diving sites in the world

From the Bahamas to Antartica, each location gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the magic of the ocean.

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Rapid Bay (Australia): Located on the west coast of Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Rapid Bay Bay is considered one of the country's first dive sites. It is famous for its majestic cliffs, caves, beaches, jetties and artificial reefs. The benthic marine habitat is considered the jewel of Rapid Bay.

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Tubbataha Natural Park (Philippines): Located between the Sulu Sea, in Palawan Province, Tubbataha Reef or Tubbataha Natural Park is a large nature reserve with a total area of 97,030 hectares, including two giant atolls. It is home to 90% of beautiful corals originating from the Philippines.

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National Marine Park (Cuba): National Marine Park in Cuba is a sanctuary with many precious and colorful marine creatures and animals living. Sharks and coral reefs are two of the most striking things in this Caribbean.

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Statia Island (Netherlands): Statia Island is part of the Dutch Caribbean. It is famous for large shipwrecks. Among them, the place where Charles L. Brown was sunk in 2003 was the most desirable dive site. The tilted ship was buried by sand over 15-30 m. Here, you can almost see the whole wreck at the same time. However, very few people actually see this wreck because the number of visitors to the island is limited.

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Wakatobi National Marine Park (Indonesia): Located in the south of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, Wakatobi Sea National Park consists of four main islands of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. This is home to 25 coral reef groups.

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Nassau City (Bahamas): Located on New Providence Island, once a stronghold of pirates, Nassau City is also one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world. Among them, the waters of the sunk Ray of Hope ship is loved by many people most part because of the spectacular image of the giant sharks surrounding the rubble.

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Kona (USA): Kona is located on Big Island in Hawaii (USA). The weather here is almost always dry and sunny. Therefore, sunbathe on beautiful white sand beaches or snorkel to see the fish of thousands of fish swimming in the ocean floor is the experience many tourists prefer here.

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El Boiler Sea (Mexico): The El Boiler Sea in Mexico attracts tourists by its beautiful and fresh natural scenery with a diverse and attractive oceanic ecosystem. In it, Cirrhitus Rivulatus living along Mexico's Pacific coast is one of the things that attracts divers.

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Cocos Island (Costa Rica): About 550 km southwest of the continent of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is a Pacific island managed by the country. Surrounded by deep waters with reverse flow, Cocos Island is a popular destination for divers because of the population of hammerhead sharks, manta rays, dolphins and other large marine species that live here.

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Azores Islands (Portugal): An archipelago consisting of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, Portugal, the Azores Islands are home to one of the highest mountains on the planet. Surrounded by a blue sea, you can snorkel and watch colorful coral and giant fish on the ocean floor.

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Tiger Sea (Bahamas): Tiger Sea, Bahamas is a place for people who love sharks. This sea is one of the most spectacular and spectacular diving spots in the world.

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Devil’s Den (USA): Devil’s Den is considered the gate of a collapsed underground river with a spectacular stone roof. Located near Williston, Florida, USA, it is privately owned and acts as a scuba diving and training facility.

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Antarctica is the coldest, driest continent of all continents. This is also the place to challenge the professional divers to conquer. In the picture is the moment divers are exploring the ocean under the ice covering the sea surface.

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Great Blue Hole (Belize): The Great Blue Hole is a giant sinkhole, 70 km from Belize (a country in Central America). The hole is circular, 318 meters wide and 124 meters deep. This is a popular place for snorkelers to get a chance to see midnight parrotfish or hammerhead shark.

By: Mithrine Smith

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