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Top 05 Scuba Diving Destinations in the World – Explore the Deep Blue

Scuba diving is exciting, rewarding and a wholly exhilarating water sport that never fails to impress no matter how many times you dive below the waves. Listed below are some of the most exotic destinations across the planet where scuba diving leaves you in awe of an amazing underwater world.

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Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia is a world of golden beaches, rolling rice paddy fields and rumbling volcanoes. Below the waves, the marine bio-diversity is equally amazing. One of the worlds most lauded diving destinations, Indonesia offers plenty of variety. Dive around Bali and you will be treated to sights of varied marine life, corals and get a chance to explore a shipwreck on the northeast coast of Bali.

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Maldives

Explore the best of the Indian Ocean by opting to enjoy the comforts of a Maldives resort hotel. The beautiful archipelago made up of 26 coral atolls has long been a favourite amongst professional divers. With many exciting points for divers to explore, the Maldives is famous for a range of world-class dive spots such as Banana Reef, Fish Head and Manta Point. Certain resorts like Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offer guests a chance to help rebuild the fragile eco-system below the waves, which takes scuba diving to a whole new level. Not to worry if you are not a professional diver; many resorts in the Maldives offer novice divers a chance to earn a PADI diving certification. And it's well worth it for sights of elusive whale sharks, huge rays, schools of colourful coral fish, reef sharks darting between underwater ledges, turtles splashing about and dolphins ready to play.

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Tobago, Caribbean

Tobago is an amazing tropical island that's only 26 miles long and a mere 8 miles wide. The place is famous for its rich sea life and thrilling drift dives. The world's largest brain coral is found there and is a stunning sight to see; aptly named the grooved surface of the spherical coral does indeed look like a brain. Some of the best dive spots are Angel Reef, London Bridge, Flying Reef, and Japanese Gardens etc.

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The Grand Cayman, Caribbean

This is the largest of the three Caribbean Islands and sits on a plateau located centrally within the Western Caribbean Sea. The island is home to 200 top diving sites promising scuba divers a chance to explore reefs full of exciting swim-throughs, precipitous walls and towering canyons. Watch out for eagle rays, sea turtles, reef sharks, barracuda, eels and tarpon also called silver kings. Top dive spots include Stingray City and the Sandbar.

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The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Undoubtedly one of the best dive spots in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is Australia's great treasure. A world heritage listed site the bio-diverse coral system can be seen from outer space. The reef stretches a total of 2,300kms starting from the northern tip of Queensland, stretching along the northeast coast all the way to Bundaberg. The reef boasts 500 types of seaweed, 125 species of shark, 5000 types of molluscs, 6 species of sea turtles, 17 varieties of sea snakes and a diverse range of marine life.