World’s Top 10 Dive Sites

Sara Thopson - Oct 29, 2012
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Experienced divers or beginners – they are always on the lookout for interesting dive sites. announced their list of the best dive spots categorized according to the visibility, attractiveness, life of the fish and in general the experience of diving.

SS Yongala Wreck

This is the top rated wreck dive all over the world. The Yongala steamer is 110 meters long and in 1911 during a hurricane it was sunk near Townsville. It was discovered later in 1958 in Australia and is now the most popular dive in this country. It is habituated by an astonishing range of marine life such as Sea Snakes, Giant Trevallies Turtles and Barracudas. Besides, you may find the mighty Tiger Shark and Bull Shark.

Barracuda Point

This is the best dive site at the well-known Sipadan Islands. You can find an enormous shoal of various barracudas pass by undersea, making it appear attractive for submarine. You can also find some pelagic fishes and reef sharks as well as Hammerhead Sharks.

North Horn

It is situated on the Osprey Reef and only Liveaboards can access it. North Horn is a submarine amphitheater where you can come across an ample of Silvertip Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks and some Hammerhead sharks. You will enjoy seeing frenzy sharks that will get your adrenaline pumping.

Richelieu Rock

This Richelieu rock is situated by an island in Thailand known as Surin. It is among the best places where you can find the calm giant Whale Shark. This place is described as a "Whale Shark Magnet". Moreover, you can find those huge pelagic fishes. You will find some beautiful things along to take a photo for you to remember.

USS Liberty Wreck

This big wreck dive site is 130 long equipped cargo ship that was struck by a Japanese torpedo in World War 2. Later in 1963 it was pushed back into the water by a volcano explosion. Though a very effortless dive you can find many Garden Eels, a beautiful swim-through in the wreck along with fishes. This makes it a real vision for any photographer.

Cod Hole

It is situated in Great Barrier Reef in North Horn. It a simple reef dive where you can find very big affable Potato Groupers. Furthermore, you can find undisruptive Napoleon fishes and Whitetip Reef Sharks swimming around. The diving and visibility conditions are very conducive making it an ideal place for undersea photography.

Navy Pier

It is quite a strange dive site under an Australian Navy Pier in Western Australia in Exmouth. The visibility is poor and the conditions are not perfect though the fish life is actually amazing with an unbelievable biodiversity in such a small place. You can come across some unusual creatures like frog fishes, Nudibrachs and flat worms. You can find Nurse Sharks and bizarre looking Wobbegong Shark too. This makes it one of the top rated shore dives all over the world as well as a real vision for any photographer.

Crystal Bay

What makes this one of the best dive sites is the strange looking Mola Mola Oceanic Sunfish and Giants. If you are lucky, you can find Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida during the months of August to October.

Batu Bolong

This is a very big rock known for astonishing coral and teeming reef life. You can find Giant Trevallies, barracudas and Dogtooth Tuna patrolling all over. In addition, you can find very big Whitetip reef Sharks and Napoleon Wrasses resting in the cracks. This is indeed a beautiful dive site.

Elephant Head Rock

In Similan Islands it is very hard to choose the best dive site since they are many and incredible. Nevertheless, Elephant Head Rock has a unique thing with a particular topography underwater with arches in addition to a very attracting swim-through to see. On top of that, you can find so many fishes along with Blacktip Reef Sharks and Leopard Sharks swimming.

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