Scuba diving is a great sport, and you probably already read about the deepest scuba dive already. It is an amazing way to check out the life under our oceans and check out shipwrecks from long ago. There are amazing places all over the globe where you can check out coral and shipwrecks, maybe even find a lost treasure. Let us show you some of the best scuba diving locations in the world, you’re going to want to add one or two of these to your bucket list.
1. The Yongala, Australia
Located off the coast of Queensland in Australia, the Yongala is a shipwreck where you can see tons of sea life. There are tiger sharks, bull sharks, sea snakes, manta rays, beautiful coral and plenty of schools of fish going by. The ship sank during a storm over a hundred years ago. The ship was without telegraph facilities at that time and couldn’t be warned of the coming storm and it resulted in the death of more than a 120 people and a racehorse. Now the site is protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act.
2. Great Blue Hole, Belize
If you live in North America and want a closer destination to swim with the sharks then you need to head here. This is a wide, deep hole outlined with beautiful coral reefs and you will find plenty of sharks here. The warm is incredibly warm and you have great visibility of roughly 30m. The coral is filled with rich, vibrant colors and going into the hole you will go from salt water to fresh. You can see tuna dive into the hole. Go a little deeper and see some stalagmites and stalactites from an ancient cave. Here is a look up close.
3. Blue Corner Wall, Micronesia
If you want to explore a vast variety of undersea wildlife then this is the place to be. You can find sharks, barracuda, eagle rays, snappers, jacks and Napoleon wrasse just to name a few. Not only is the sheer variety of marine life worth the trip the coral is beautiful too. The thick coral is home to morays, nudibranchs and mantis shrimp.
4. Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea
During the Second World War the British Vessel, the Thistlegorm was attacked from the air by Germans and the ship was sunk in 1941 while carrying supplies to British Troops. The ship was filled with arms, motor bikes, trucks and train carriages. Exploring this piece of history can take a couple of dives in order to see everything. Be careful though the currents can be strong, and the current on the surface of the water can be completely different from at the wreck.
These are just a handful of the incredible diving sites all over the world, there are corals and shipwrecks on coastlines all over the world.