Whether you are wanting to try scuba diving for the first time or you have been many times before, you want to choose the right location so that you have the most incredible experience. So, this guide is going to take in a host of locations all over the world, giving you the chance to enjoy some wonderful scuba diving no matter where you have planned for your next holiday.
Over 7,000 islands make up the Philippines, and, as you can imagine, the scuba diving options are almost endless. Take the time to explore some of the vast coral reefs, which are home to a wide array of flora and fauna. When you are out of the water, you can be certain that you will be welcomed by the famously friendly and hospitable locals.
We couldn’t write a scuba diving article without mentioning Indonesia, which is a place that you can see more of a variety of marine life that anywhere on Earth. All levels of diver are catered for, and you can really take your pick depending on what you want to see. When you are not diving, you will probably want to spend time on the idyllic beaches soaking up the sun.
Aliwal Shoal, South Africa
Moving over to South Africa, Aliwal Shoal is situated along the Sardine Run, where billions of the fish swim up the east coast of the country causing a feeding frenzy. Sharks and dolphins are just two of the main types of creature attracted by this phenomenon. Some of the main types of diving experience which you can enjoy here include deep sites, drift dives and shark dives.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Australia is a land which is full of great scuba diving tours, but the Great Barrier Reef is a destination which has captured the imagination of scuba divers for years. A trip to Ribbon Reefs is right up there with the best experiences you can enjoy, and you will be amazed by just how pristine and clear the waters seem.
Canary Islands, Spain
One of the great appeals of diving in the Canary Islands is that it is possible to dive there all year round thanks to the climate. The water is bathed by the Gulf Stream, keeping the temperature warm throughout the year. It is also very clear and the light penetrates deep below the surface - bring your underwater camera along if you have one!
Koh Tao, Thailand
Thailand is blessed with hundreds of beautiful islands off the south coast, but Koh Tao is the one that tends to attract divers. The waters around White Rock is a particularly popular diving spot, and a place where you can see schools of butterfly fish and blue spotted stingrays.
If you are planning a scuba diving holiday any time in the near future, any one of these places will make a fantastic choice, so get ready to strap on your mask and enjoy a whole other underwater world.