Diving in to the depths of the ocean is an activity that has always fascinated humanity. The modern form of scuba diving has roots in various cultures, such as the ancient Persians and their rudimentary goggles and the primitive diving bells of the 16th Century. The beauty of the sea has captured the hearts of ancient man as he tried plumbing the depths of the ocean. This beauty is still alive today, with spots around the world providing paradise for deep-sea divers.
1. Turks and Caicos Islands
These islands are south of the USA and north of the island of Hispaniola. A paradise on land, the bright sandy beaches lead in to a beautiful clear blue sea and perfect diving location. These Islands offer a perfect spot to explore and there are many Turks and Caicos all inclusive packages that cater to the deep-sea diving enthusiast.
2. The Blue Hole, Belize
This large underwater sinkhole is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve system. The hole is 407 feet deep and 984 feet across. Home to a variety of underwater wildlife, flora and fauna it is a joy to dive. After exploring the depths of the Blue Hole, the rest of the reef is ripe for diving. The whole area is a paradise that is almost unrivaled in the rest of the world.
3. Fiji, South Pacific
More than just a name of water or a location for a musical, Fiji has many opportunities for the deep-sea diver. Known as the “Soft Coral Capitol of the World,” Fiji boasts an underwater ecosystem that has to be experienced. This coral reef isn’t hard, with the marine life exposed to the elements. This creates a stunning view that can only be seen by diving.
4. The Red Sea, Egypt
A location of Biblical importance, the Red Sea has become a haven for those wanting to dive to the bottom of the ocean. It boasts crystal clear water with hundreds of miles of coral. Mixing in a bevy of underwater sea life and a beautiful natural ecosystem makes this a location that no diver should miss.
This Island chain is the most extremely isolated US state. Located over two thousand miles from the US mainland, Hawaii is a haven for unique marine life. Although other dive spots have more fish and plants underwater, Hawaii is known for an ecosystem that can’t be found any other place on the planet.
All those places look stunning and I’d love to dive there.
I’ve only dived off Langkawi and the Coral Reef (where I took my PADI training). This page is tempting me to find new venues for such a great activity.
Just make sure it is a calm day. If there has been a storm or the sea is choppy it might hamper visibility a bit.