The question that I can ask you is, “Do you have places on earth that you want to go and dive?” Almost everybody has a list of things that he wishes to do before they die or reach a stage that they cannot handle to do certain things—people who scuba dive must be having a list of diving that they need to go and adventure.
Here you see a list of top places below that you need to go and scuba dive. Those who are real fanatics of scuba diving can also make more than one list. It is not bad to make at least more than a list.
At least make a list of food places that you want to visit to have an idea of where you want to be.
Below is the list of the top diving sites that you can visit. If you have a partner who is just a snorkeler, try Oahu snorkeling or Maui snorkeling that way you can scuba dive and they can snorkel!
Cape Kri, Indonesia
This dive site might just blow your mind. Cape Kri is a biodiverse and one of the more beautiful dive sites on planet Earth! You can encounter hundreds of fish species, sharks, rays, turtles and sometimes whales. Cape Kri is a sloping reef that drops down to a sandy bottom at about 40 meters.
There are huge schools of barracuda, trevally, snapper and fusilier. Cape Kri is not for the faint-hearted, as the currents can be strong and unpredictable. If you’re an experienced diver who is looking for a challenging dive you should put this on your bucket list.
Barracuda point, Curaçao
This dive site is on many lists of the top diving sites in the world. You will be amazed by the huge school of barracudas that often form a tornado like shape and block out the sun. That is not all you will see though.
There is marine life such as turtles, sharks, parrotfish, trevally, tuna, and more. The dive site is a steep wall that drops down to 40 meters, with a sloping coral reef and a channel where you can find more surprises. The current can be strong sometimes, so this dive is more suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.
Blue Corner, Palau, Micronesia
Blue Corner is located at the northwest end of Ngemelis Island, southwest of Koror. It’s a reef wall that drops down to about 100 feet, with a plateau at the top where most of the fish hang out. The currents are strong and unpredictable, so you need to be an experienced diver and use a reef hook to secure yourself to the bottom.
Blue Corner is like a magnet for marine life of all shapes and sizes. There are huge schools of fish, such as trevallies, snappers, barracudas and tuna, swirling around you. You’ll also encounter sharks, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, mackerel, wahoo and sometimes even eagle rays. The reef is covered with colorful corals and sponges. It you look closely you will see smaller fish like scorpionfish, nudibranchs, lionfish and anemone fish.
Thistlegorm was a British cargo ship that sank in 1941 after being bombed by German planes. It cargo was a lot of military equipment, like tanks, trucks, motorcycles, rifles and there was even train. It is now a huge underwater museum for scuba divers to explore. You’ll be amazed by the history and the marine life that lives there. Thistlegorm is not for beginners, though. You need to have some experience and good buoyancy control to dive there safely.
Yolanda and Shark Reef, Egypt
The Yolanda and Shark Reef dive site is one of the most amazing dive spots in the Red Sea. It is located in the Ras Mohammed National Park and it consists of two pinnacles that rise from the sea floor to the surface. One of them is called Yolanda, after a cargo ship that sank here in 1980 and left behind some of its cargo of toilets and bathtubs. The other one is called Shark, because you can often see reef sharks swimming around it.
The dive is usually done as a drift dive, starting from Shark and ending at Yolanda. Along the way, you will be amazed by the colorful soft corals, the huge schools of fish, and the stunning wall that drops to over 2000 feet. This dive site is not for beginners, because it requires good buoyancy control and experience with currents.
The Yongala is a historic shipwreck that sank in 1911 during a hurricane, that took 124 peoples lives. It’s now a thriving artificial reef that attracts an incredible variety of marine life. You’ll see giant groupers, sea snakes, rays, barracudas, turtles, sharks, and more. The visibility is usually good, and the water temperature is comfortable.
To get to the Yongala, you’ll need to book a trip with Yongala Dive, a professional and friendly operator based in Alva Beach. They offer a fast and exciting boat ride to the wreck, as well as accommodation and dive courses. You’ll also enjoy a beach launch and a sausage sizzle after your dive.
The Yongala dive is not for beginners, though. You’ll need an advanced certification and some experience in diving in currents and deep water. The wreck lies at 100 feet and you’re not allowed to penetrate it. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the best marine wildlife on the planet.