Top Scuba Dive Sites

Top Scuba Dive Sites
Anyone wanting an underwater adventure should try scuba diving. It's an experience any water lover would enjoy. From exploring reefs, encountering tropical fish, to finding underwater treasures, scuba diving in popular diving sites, such as Mexico, Fiji and the Florida Keys, can leave your mysterious mind feeling entertained. If you have experience or you're a pro, scuba diving can be an occurrence you'll never forget.

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico has become one of the most popular scuba diving sites in the world. Scuba divers have found that the waters surrounding the island have many treasures hidden within them. There is an abundance of ocean life waiting to be discovered from colorful schools of fish to the beautiful coral reefs. In fact, while the fish life is abundant at Cozumel, a lot of divers come specifically to explore the reefs and coral formations.

The most popular reef formations are the Colombia and Palancar reefs. The Mexican government has taken great measures to protect the reefs and ocean life from harm as they have banned all fishing in the areas surrounding these reefs and most of the beaches. One of the most popular diving sites is Chankanaab Lagoon because of the beautiful coral and limestone formations found there. Cozumel provides opportunities for both the experienced and inexperienced divers to explore its underwater treasures. Some areas are shallow enough for snorkeling also. If you haven't had a chance to scuba dive at Cozumel, it is highly recommended.

Fiji

If you've ever been scuba diving in Fiji, then you'll understand why it is one of the top scuba diving sites in the world. The islands of Fiji have some of the most beautiful and famous coral reefs in the world. There are more than 400 species of coral in these waters.

Two of the most well-known reefs found here are the Great Astrolabe Reef and Rainbow Reef. While the reefs truly are a sight to see, divers also enjoy the marine life found here as well. While diving, you just might find yourself swimming with turtles, manta rays and reef sharks. You will most certainly encounter beautiful tropical fish during your dives. Another reason divers enjoy coming to Fiji is to explore the various caves and shipwrecks found here as well.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys attract large amounts of divers every year to explore their waters. The fact that it is within the United States territory plays a role in its popularity, especially for those who are residents of the United States. The Florida Keys offer so much for scuba divers. A huge benefit for divers is that the fish and other marine life are so used to divers that you can get pretty close to them before they shy away. This is wonderful for marine photographers or anyone who wants to take great pictures of the marine life during their dives.

Just a few examples of some of the fish you will be able to see include elkhorn, angelfish and schools of grunt. Divers also love to check out the beautiful coral reefs growing. All of the Florida Keys, plus 2,600 nautical miles of ocean, have been protected under the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary legislation and deemed a marine preserve. This is why there are so many fish and reefs to view while diving and a huge reason why more and more divers flock here every year.

There are also several shipwrecks to be found here. Some are recent and were done to serve the purpose of creating artificial reefs and others are historical events that actually occurred unintentionally. These shipwrecks are fun to view during the day, but if you choose to go on a night dive to view them you may find it much more fun, mysterious and entertaining. Regardless of your experience level, the Florida Keys offer something for everyone and you will not be disappointed if you choose to come and dive here. In fact, you should come to the Florida Keys to dive and see for yourself why this is one of the best diving destinations.

Article Written By C.J. Stanton

C.J. Stanton has been a professional writer for over 10 years. She has written many articles for various websites, as well as for private clients. She attended the University of Alabama, where she majored in accounting and minored in English.

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