Have you already joined the ranks of scuba diving enthusiasts, but haven’t had enough big adventures? If you think that a liveaboard diving trip might be too challenging for you, we have specially selected the top 6 destinations for new divers, where you will feel as comfortable as a fish in the water. Warm water? Check! No currents? Check! Beautiful marine life? Check! It’s time to go on a liveaboard diving safari, don’t be afraid. In particular, the Caribbean is a true paradise for your holidays all year round, including scuba diving, and our top 6 list starts there.
1. Belize. It has a reputation as one of the region’s best diving destinations. Belize is a great place to dive and explore the richness and variety of the underwater world. There is a great mix of large pelagics and small reef creatures, and it is home to the world-famous Great Blue Hole.
2. Bahamas. The crystal-clear waters of this diving destination are full of coral reefs and fish, like angelfish and butterflyfish. You can also see sharks, eagle rays, and stingrays here.
3. The Turks and Caicos Islands are a great place to dive year round. The marine life includes green turtles, loggerhead turtles, spotted eagle rays, manta rays, a wide range of sharks, Nassau grouper, lobsters, octopi, parrotfish, barracudas, stingrays, nudibranches, JoJo the dolphin, and during their migration period, humpback whales.
4. Cayman Islands. Although this destination is famous for advanced divers, with its drop-offs and wrecks, it is also a good place for divers with less experience. The dive sites are full of various marine life, including colorful reef fish, rays, turtles, and sharks.
5. Egypt. Pristine corals, colorful reefs, and pelagic fish swim against the backdrop of beautiful underwater terrain. The southern part of the Red Sea is very welcoming for new divers and snorkelers, with its calm and shallow lagoons.
6. Thailand, of course! In the heart of Southeast Asia, called the “land of a thousand smiles”, Thailand attracts millions of tourists year round. It is equally attractive for both fans of macro diving and those who seek to encounter large marine species.
It seems like it’s not that difficult to spin the globe and to find a destination that divers of all levels are willing to explore. If you want to keep on discovering what the underwater world looks and feels like, pack your bags! Enjoy!
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