The World’s Best Scuba Diving Locations
A fan of scuba diving? Would you like to challenge you fears and try a new experience under the sea? Here are some ideas to persuade you and try scuba diving at the best sites worldwide:
Blue Heron Bridge —Riviera Beach, Florida, USA
With flying gurnards, band tail sea robins and striated frogfish commonly populating this South Florida site, this is a critter hunter’s paradise in only 12 feet of water. You’ll be astonished by the weird and diverse marine life lurking in the shallows of Riviera Beach’s Blue Heron Bridge. We recommend that you time the dive for high tide, so once you’re finished you can head to the Riviera Beach Marina, order the catch of the day and enjoy delicious fresh seafood.
The Yongala, Australia
In this shipwreck off the coast of Queensland unlike anywhere else you will be able to see countless sea creatures such as manta rays, sea snakes, octopuses, turtles, bull sharks, tiger sharks, clouds of fish and, of course, spectacular coral. This is the story behind the Yongala: this ship sank during a cyclone in 1911 and killed 122 people. In 1981, the Historic Shipwrecks Act, gave this 109-metre long ship official protection.
Shark and Yolanda Reef, Egyptian Red Sea
Here fans of diving can enjoy three dives in one: anemone city, shark reef with its spectacular drop off and the wreck of the Yolanda.
Thanks to the currents, this is a good place for drift dives and for pelagic fish. You might like to try the popular dive starting at Anemone City then drifting to Shark Reef and its drop off and ending on the wreck of the Yolanda.
Nakwakto Rapids — British Columbia, Canada
Feeling like waterskiing while being tied to a tree? Living this amazing experience is possible at Turret Rock, aka Nakwakto Rapids, a legendary dive in British Columbia’s backcountry home to the world’s fastest ocean currents. This is also the realm of enormous gooseneck barnacles, a huge crustacean found in few other places. Beware of tidal exchanges as they only last 15 to 30 minutes here. Greenlings, sculpins and a colourful palette of anemones will leave sea life lovers speechless.