The Top 5 Scuba Diving Locations in the World

Let’s face it, nothing compares to floating in a clear blue sea, surrounded by an abundance of colourful marine life and if you are a scuba diving addict who is looking for top-rated diving destinations, you have come to the right place.

Here is our pick of the world’s best diving locations.

  1. Dubai, UAE – Nothing compares to scuba diving in Fujairah with the stunning Red Sea, which is accepted as the best in terms of water clarity and an abundance of marine life. Search the web for a leading scuba tour operator who offers a wide range of dives, courses and adventures. You can book one of the PADI courses or join a group of experienced divers to visit local dive sites where you can enjoy the beauty of the underwater world.
  2. Cocos Island, Costa Rica – No top-5 list would be complete without Bajo Alcyone, as it is locally known. Hammerhead sharks amass over the stunning reefs and you can find a good spot on the bottom and watch the sharks slowly circling in huge groups. The best water conditions are found between December and May, while June to November is best for the diverse range of marine life.
  3. Ras Mohammed, Sinai – Probably the best wreck dive site on the planet, Ras Mohammed is home to the resting place of the SS Thistlegorm, which was sunk in 1941 by the German forces. The 420-ft vessel displays her cargo after decades; jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, tanks and even a locomotive. It is an eerie experience to float over this wreck, most divers report a sense of sadness at the lives lost.
  4. Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas – Tiger Beach is obviously known for the presence of tiger sharks, reef sharks and ocean whitetips, which is an exhilarating experience. The best Caribbean diving is found around the Bahamas and the best time is from October to January. Start with a Google search to locate an established dive tour operator and while you are there, research other things to do in this idyllic region of the world.
  5. Port Saint Johns, South Africa – The months of June and July see the famous sardine runs and you can witness this extraordinary event by joining a group dive. Of course, there are great white sharks in this region, therefore diving has to be carefully planned.

If you are looking for a suitable destination for scuba tours, look no further than the above choices.