Saturday, 19 November 2011

Top 10 dives spot in the world

The top ten dive sites in the World, as voted for by our readers. To cast your vote, scroll down the bottom of the page

  1. The Yongala, Australia
    The Yongala is a shipwreck off the coast of Queensland. Full of life you may see manta rays, sea snakes, octopuses, turtles, bull sharks, tiger sharks, clouds of fish and spectacular coral. 

2. Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia

    An upwelling means this splendid wall dive is favoured by pelagics.

Palau offers world-class diving with sea walls, sheer drop-offs, caves and an exuberance of marine life. Its Blue Corner Wall dive is currently second in our Top Ten Dives of the World list. Palau (or Belau) is a 100-mile long archipelago, southeast of the Philippines. It became a nation state as recently as 1994. The wet season is May to November.

 3. Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island
Wall of coral where sharks come cruising by and barracuda surround you.

4. Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea

Big wreck whose cargo includes motor bikes, train carriages and trucks.

5.  Shark and Yolanda Reef, Egyptian Red Sea

Three dives in one: anemone city, shark reef with its spectacular drop off and the wreck of the Yolanda.

6.  Navy Pier, Western Australia

Extending 300 m from the shore, packed with marine life.

7.  Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Underwater lights placed on the ocean floor attract plankton, which in turn attract the huge manta rays of Kona Hawaii.

8.  Big Brother, Egyptian Red Sea
The Brothers, or El Akhawein, are two small islands in the middle of the Red Sea. Often surrounded by wild currents, the scenary makes for some wonderful dives.

9. Great Blue Hole, Belize
Very deep, wide hole outlined by coral reef and inhabited by sharks.

10. Richelieu Rock, Thailand

A horseshoe of rocky pinnacles, famous for whale shark sightings but also great for big schools of pelagic fish.