The world we live in is a beautiful one, from its rolling hills and mountains, and its sweeping, endless pastures, to the mysterious depths of the blue giants that paint so much of Earth’s surface. The planet’s majesty is something we can all be proud of, and something we should all enjoy. And that applies especially to our expansive oceans.

Little is still known about the seas and oceans that are a central part of life on Earth, with many of the species which call them home remaining mysterious, particularly those who dwell in the deepest corners. And that mystery gives our seas a certain level allure to intrepid adventurers, and that is why scuba diving is such a fruitful, fun and popular experience. It is the chance to explore some of the most stunning, and least know, quarters of our planet. If you want to make the most of your scuba diving experience, here are some of the best areas of the world to scuba dive in.

  1. Indonesia

The Oceania island nation is world renowned for its vast range of diverse nations, being home to over 700 different languages over 735,358 square miles. The country covers an exotic variety of islands and is home to 260 million people – making it the fourth most populous nation on Earth.

But it’s also a prime part of the world for scuba diving, boasting a stunning and expansive coral garden, teaming with an incredible 3000 different species of fish, including barracudas, manta rays and sharks. The most stunning area is Cape Kri, on the islands of Raja Ampat – an archipelago in a island full of breathtaking views and areas.

And if those reasons weren’t enough themselves to tempt you to go diving in Indonesia, the nation is expected to get a prime view of solar eclipses in both 2019 and 2020. This means that you can enjoy the greatest spectacles nature has to offer, both under the sea, and up in the stars, providing you a once in a lifetime experience and well rounded and memorable trip, in so many ways.

  1. The Philippines

Another island nation in the pacific ocean, the Philippines is made up by over 7,000 different islands, with a population of over a hundred million people. The nation has one of the most diverse populations in the world, with each island being home to their own unique and exotic cultures.

Many different species of hard and soft coral, manta rays, hammerhead sharks, and thousands of jackfish and barracuda are part of what makes this island nation such a special place for scuba divers. Regular thresher shark sightings are also part of what makes this nation so appealing to diving fans, and there is is also much to explore in the form of numerous shipwrecks decorating the ocean floor. This really is a part of the world worth exploring with your scuba gear.

The rich culture, beautiful nature, and diverse population makes this country the ideal holiday destination in various ways, so you can enjoy all the seas have to offer, whilst making the most of this unique and expansive country.

  1. Palau

340 islands mean up this small nation in Oceania, located near Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Federated States of Micronesia, with which it shares maritime boundaries. The country’s culture is a rich mix of Asian, Western, Micronesian, and Melanesian, giving it a one of a kind populace, and making it a must visit holiday destination, as well as being one of the best parts of the world for scuba diving.

The coast off of Palau’s various islands may be one of the most diverse ecosystems and diving spots on Earth. With more than 1,500 fish species and a countless array of underwater features, which add a flourish of decoration and exploration to any diving trip, this really is a vital experience for any keen diver. And the pacific ocean’s unlimited endless visibility unlocks the true potential to experience  WWII wrecks, coral gardens, lakes, drop-offs, blue holes, and caverns.

Palau truly is an enriching and engrossing experience for any fan of our world’s beauty, and encapsulates all of the things we love about diving, in one exotic location. Palau’s on land beauty and eye catching island landscapes also make it a wonderful place to spend a holiday, whilst enjoying all the pacific ocean has to offer.

Further Reading

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