5 most beautiful tourist destinations for a pleasant vacation under diving

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Immerse yourself in the exciting underwater world – there is nothing more beautiful for diving enthusiasts. But where to find the best diving spots?

For those who love the sea and want to explore the beauty of the underwater world, there is hardly anything more exciting than scuba diving. From colorful coral reefs to sunken shipwrecks, the underwater world offers an incredible variety of life and landscapes. If you also dream of diving into the depths of the sea, we have the perfect inspiration for you.

Maldives: an underwater paradise in the Indian Ocean

When you think of diving, the first thing that comes to mind is the Maldives. The archipelago in the Indian Ocean is known for its fascinating underwater world with colorful corals, exotic fish and turtles. Ari Atoll is particularly popular and, with its many diving spots, is equally suitable for both beginners and professionals. Another highlight is the Banana Reef at North Male Atoll, where you might be lucky enough to spot reef sharks and manta rays.

Diving opens up a whole new world for you. ©Panthermedia/Imago

Thanks to the tropical climate, diving in the Maldives is possible at any time of the year – the water temperature is from 26 to 30 degrees Celsius. However, monsoonal winds do affect underwater conditions. During the northeast monsoon from November to April, you have the best visibility thanks to the stable weather on the east side of the atolls. Optimal conditions for diving on the west side are during the southwest monsoon from May to October.

Australia: Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a must for every diver. The world’s largest coral reef system stretches along the coast of the Australian state of Queensland and offers spectacular underwater scenery. Here, divers can immerse themselves in a world of color and fascinating wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays and seahorses.

The best time to dive on the Great Barrier Reef is from December to February. Visibility is excellent and the water is pleasantly warm. Those who go there from June to November have the opportunity to see minke and humpback whales.

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Palau: Adventures in the Pacific Ocean

Palau is still a relatively unknown diving destination, but it has an incredible underwater world to offer. Here you can dive among sharks and barracudas or swim through a maze of rock formations. The Blue Corner and the German Channel are particularly impressive diving spots, where among other things you will encounter a large number of manta rays.

The Palau Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean.
The Palau Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean is still a relatively unknown destination for European travel. © agefotostock/Imago

Indonesia: a variety of diving sites

Indonesia is a diver’s paradise with countless dive sites. Especially recommended is the Raja Ampat archipelago, which impresses with its unique biodiversity. According to the Biodiversity Nature Resort project, there are more than 550 different species of corals, 700 species of molluscs and 1427 species of fish. It also includes seahorses, manta rays and whale sharks – a paradise for scuba divers. A variety of diving opportunities can also be found on the islands of Bali and Lombok.

Egypt: The First Discovery in the Red Sea

Egypt is a classic diving destination and for good reason. The Red Sea offers a diverse underwater landscape with colorful coral reefs and numerous wrecks. The Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone Reef are particularly beautiful for diving, where you can watch sharks, barracudas and moray eels.

This article was generated by machines and carefully checked by editor Franziska Kindl before publication.

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