Five Must-See Destinations For Scuba Divers

Ξ July 17th, 2011 | → Comments Off | ∇ Uncategorized |

The Mexican island of Cozumel offers some of the best diving on earth. The reef is huge and on the brink of a wall that plunges to the abyss with caves, swim-throughs, coral spires and a plethora of marine life.

East of the Great Barrier Reef, in the Coral Sea, lies Osprey Reef where visibility can reach 200 feet, there are lots and lots of sharks and large coral heads that overlook walls that drop straight down to 4000 feet. This may be the best.

The Sea of Cortez is a virtual marine playground with hundreds of islands, rocks, reefs and seamounts. The rocky substrate is forested with seafans, gorgonions and hosts more marine life in greater numbers than anywhere on earth.

The little Central American country of Belize has the second longest barrier reef in the world and is adorned with tropical islands, atolls and divers travel to the world famous blue hole that was discovered by Jacque Cousteau and the Calypso.

The Cayman Islands in the Caribbean is known as the diving capital of the world and the rich, shallow reefs allow long bottom times. There are spectacular dropoffs, beautiful coral and it is home to stingray alley.

 

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