Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

Articles May 24, 2020 07:08

With Komodo Island, Raja Ampat Islands... the continent of Asia owns the world leading diving paradises waiting for you to explore.

The vast ocean is where there are unique mysteries waiting for us to explore. This summer, if you love scuba diving, you should go to Asia to explore the paradise islands, which possess spectacular diving destinations. Here is a list of 7 leading scuba diving paradises in Asia. 

7 best scuba diving destinations in Asia

Komodo Island, Indonesia

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

Indonesia is not only the famous paradise island Bali. This country also has Komodo - "dragon kingdom", the only island in the world that only you can see the huge Komodo dragons with your own eyes. Not only that, this pristine island is also a diving paradise for lovers of swimming and exploring.

Beautiful Flores Beach with crystal blue and turquoise sea water, perfect for swimming, snorkeling. It is known as one of the best diving sites in the world, home to many rare and precious marine life.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the colorful, exotic corals and experience the feeling of swimming with Manta Rays. At sunset, you will see thousands of birds flying off the island to feed and come back the next morning.

Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

Raja Ampat is an archipelago of 4 large islands and more than 1,500 small islands located close to the coast of New Guinea to the northwest. With a pristine natural landscape, the Raja Ampat Islands is a coral triangle area that is considered one of the surreal beauty places in Asia.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

The small islands with the most incredible rich vegetation on earth, with 537 species of corals and 1,074 species of tropical fish (according to The Conservancy). Thanks to the nature's favor, Raja Ampat becomes the ideal destination for those who love diving.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

Because few people live and haven't expanded their tourism, Raja Ampat always gives visitors the feeling that they are the first to explore this diving paradise. You can easily admire whales, dolphins, sea turtles and a variety of tropical fish with extremely impressive shapes and colors.

Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

Pulau Sipadan is Malaysia's only volcanic island, located in the Celebes Sea off Sabah. The island is made up of living coral reefs that grow on the top of a volcano that has been inactive for thousands of years. Sipadan is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world with more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of corals.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

Therefore, Pulau Sipadan is considered as one of the top diving places in the world. You will see first-hand the eyes of big eyes, sea turtles, giant rays, even whale sharks and hammerhead sharks when diving at one of the 40 locations around Sipadan Island.

Shark Point, Thailand

As the largest island in Thailand, Phuket attracts millions of visitors each year. Famous for its beautiful beaches, scuba diving in Phuket is considered as one of the top 10 scuba diving paradise in the world.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

In particular Shark Point is one of the most popular diving locations in Phuket. Diving service here is suitable for all levels, especially those who are adventurous.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

The reason for the name Shark Point because it is the concentration of leopard sharks. Although this shark is "gentle like a hibiscus", it is still an experience not for the faint of heart. In addition, you will encounter many tropical fishes and colorful coral reefs.

Mergui Islands, Myanmar

Mergui Islands is one of the few unspoiled tourist destinations that are rarely known by tourists. Mergui has about 800 islands, large and small, considered the hidden pearls of the world.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

Most tourists come here to conquer Asia's leading diving site on the archipelago. However, Mergui is suitable for experienced explorers because the sea terrain is quite rugged with steep coastline, large boulders and caves.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

The archipelago also has a rich flora and fauna, home to sharks, rays, barracudas, tuna and red lion fish as well as diverse coral ecosystems. Also can not fail to mention the picturesque pristine beaches.

Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Snorkeling watching corals or swimming with sharks are luxurious experiences you should try on the paradise of Maldives. If you are looking for a holiday with a luxurious scuba diving, Soneva Fushi private island is the ideal destination.

Top 7 scuba diving paradises in Asia

The waters are home to yellow-tailed shellfish, mantis, snapper and tuna, while honeycomb eels, hinged sharks and rays are occasionally visited.

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