Best diving spots in Asia

October 8 2022

 

Asia is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful continents in the world for travel and diving. The landscapes are breathtaking, the local populations are friendly, and the seas and oceans are rich in corals and underwater fauna. It is undeniably a diving enthusiast’s paradise. Here is a list of the best places to visit in Asia. Prepare for a one-of-a-kind, breathtaking show.

 

 

THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO

 

 

 

The Philippine archipelago is one of the most beautiful diving destinations in ‘South East Asia, with 7,107 heavenly islands and more than 36,000 kilometers of coastline and seabed home to the world’s richest marine ecosystem.

Best spots: Tubbataha reef- Malapascua – Monad Shoal – Coron – Busuanga – Gato Island – Calanggaman Island – El Nido, Palawan – Dona Marilyn wreck – Lapus Island – Malapascua – Panglao & Balicasag, Bohol – Pandan Island.

 

 

BALI ISLAND IN INDONESIA

 

Bali is an exceptional diving destination, with an amazing marine ecosystem and Manta rays close to the volcanic shores of Amed, Tulamben, Lembongan, and Penida. The island has over 3,000 species of fish and nearly 700 species of corals and is located in the heart of the “Coral Triangle.” Whether you are an expert, an amateur, or a beginner, there is something for everyone in Bali. The majority of the world-renowned dive sites are located between the villages of Tulamben and Amed.

Best spots: Amed – Sidem – Tulamben – Batu Belah – Menjangan – Tulamben drop off – Tulamben Coral Garden – The Fallen – Wreck Liberty.

 

 

ISLAND OF SIPADAN IN BORNEO – MALAYSIA

 

 

 

Sipadana is a mythical island for divers and one of Asia’s best diving destinations. The island is perched on a massive coral reef at the top of an ancient volcano, forming a dizzying underwater cliff 600 meters below the surface. This geological anomaly promotes incredible underwater biodiversity (3,000 listed fish species). A true underwater haven.

 

 

LAYANG LAYANG ISLAND IN MALAYSIA

 

 

 

Layang Layang is an artificial island built over a small atoll composed of 13 coral reefs linked together in the middle of the South China Sea. This atoll in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by coral reefs and dizzying drops of more than 2000 meters, is famous all over the world for its rich seabed and hammerhead sharks.

Best spots: Sites: Dogtooth air – Gorgonian forest – Shark Cave – Wall – Snapper.

 

 

ANDAMAN ISLAND – INDIA

 

 

 

The Andaman Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal between India and Burma, offer breathtaking landscapes of shite sand deserted beaches, mangroves, rainforest, and unexplored coral reefs. The majority of the diving takes place south of Havelock Island or at Neil Island.

Best spots: ‘The Wall’ on Havelock Island – Dixon’s Pinnacle.

 

 

THE GILI ISLANDS IN INDONESIA

 

 

 

Gili Trawangan is now a must-see diving destination in Indonesia. It is the largest of the three Gili Islands, with no less than 25 dive sites revealing the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. The island, which is covered in multicolored corals, is a haven for a diverse and beautiful fauna. All types of divers can easily access the sites.

Best spots: Halik – Manta point – Shark point – Stingray – Deep Turbos – Jack point.

 

 

 

 

 

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