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The most beautiful diving paradises in the world

Diving is becoming more and more popular. There are over a million active divers in Germany alone – and the fan base is growing all the time. They are fascinated by adventurous explorations in the vastness of the oceans. Where beautiful coral reefs, colorful schools of fish, sunken ship remains, dolphins, sharks and many underwater caves full of secrets await the divers. The special underwater world can be explored weightlessly in the diving paradises of the world. There are always new surprises waiting there.

It is not only the South Seas that has breathtaking hotspots to offer. Worldwide there are beautiful underwater worlds with corals in the most magnificent colors, untouched reefs and with the large and small inhabitants of the seas.

Pemuteran, Indonesia

First, an insider tip: The small town of Pemuteran in the northeast of Bali: In the diving community, dives in the coral reefs off Mejangan, an island off Pemuteran, are particularly popular.

Malta, Malta

Malta Beach
Malta is also suitable for beach holidays, Image: Niamy/shutterstock

The Mediterranean state of Malta offers various interesting diving areas, especially off the small island of Gozo there is a wonderful underwater world with large schools of barracuda, rays and cute seahorses. There are also numerous shipwrecks and underwater caves here.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Here, in front of the largest of the Cook Islands , the numerous encounters with whales and hammerhead sharks are particularly fascinating. The bottom of the reefs off Rarotonga allows for multilevel dives. The prevailing visibility is about 25 to 35 meters.

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Bunaken Island, Indonesia

The Indonesian Bunaken National Marine National Park is a large nature reserve that extends over several islands. The national park is known for its lush steep slopes and the exuberant abundance of numerous species of tropical fish such as Napoleon wrasse, schooling fish and various other reef fish.

Isla de la Juventud, Cuba

Still largely spared from masses of tourists, experienced divers get their money’s worth here in Cuba in the Caribbean . The coral reefs off Cayo Largo del Sur are particularly recommended.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Around the semi-autonomous island state of Zanzibar / Tanzania , the diving community will find a special, fascinating underwater world with numerous, completely untouched reefs, colorful iridescent tropical fish, but also barracudas and sea turtles. Under water, there is visibility of up to about 30 meters – so gigantic brain and fern corals can be discovered as well as dainty seahorses and scorpion fish.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Here, underwater enthusiasts can look forward to an almost undisturbed area, because the main island of Bora Bora (French Polynesia) is almost completely surrounded by a lagoon. The largest rays in the world can be admired there – the manta rays are native to Bora Bora. In addition, you can see various species of sharks as well as humpback whales and dolphins during the dives.

Yucatán, Mexico

In the waters off Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula , fascinating whale sharks and colorful coral reefs as well as various schooling and reef fish await. Also worth seeing is the Musa, the underwater museum Museo Subacuático de Arte.

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Hurghada, Egypt

Diving Paradises in Hurghada
Hurghada, Image: Just dance / shutterstock

The sea off Egypt’s large tourist center Hurghada invites you to dive in the 25 to 35 degree warm water. Day trips, liveaboards or diver training can be booked here to discover manta rays, turtles, sharks and lots of dazzlingly colorful schooling fish.

Port Vila, Vanuatu

It is said that the happiest people in the world live in Vanuatu . The fact is that the Melanesian archipelago is one of the more unconventional of the Pacific islands and has particularly adventurous areas in store for divers: In addition to caves and steep walls, the wrecks from the times of the Second World War are particularly popular, such as the wreck of the Star of Russia.

Taveuni Island, Fiji

What the world-famous Great Barrier Reef is to Australians, Rainbow Reef off Taveuni Island is to Fiji. The name says it all: With brightly coloured soft and hard corals, with brightly coloured lionfish, anemonefish and countless other species, the diver can expect an unforgettable, dazzling blaze of colour under water.

Vita Levu, Fiji

To stay in the area – Vita Levi is still a real insider tip, because not all of the dive sites are yet fully mapped. To be able to encounter tiger and bull sharks, one of the legendary dives to Shark Reef should be on the program.

Mauritius, Mauritius

Mauritius, Beach
The white beaches of Mauritius, Image: leoks / shutterstock

The island of Mauritius is located about 900 kilometers east of Madagascar – it is almost completely surrounded by a coral reef. There are more than 40 diving spots with depths between ten and thirty meters, which await both beginners and of course professionals. Divers and snorkelers will see colourful schools of fish and remarkably large specimens of their kind, but also old shipwrecks and fascinating grottoes.