Every diver will probably have his or hers own list of favorite dive spots and numerous top 10s can be found on the web (like here and here) that feature different dive sites around the world. Here is our attempt to list some of the best dive spots in the world.
10. Similan Islands
The Similan Islands in the western Andaman Sea are considered the best dive site attractions in Thailand. The archipelago consist of 9 islands covered in tropical jungle and equipped with white sandy beaches. The views under the water surface are even more impressive. There are 2 different kind of dive spots around the Similan Islands. East facing dive sites consists of gently sloping coral reefs while west facing dive sites feature massive granite boulders, covered with hard and soft corals. Depths can range from 15 to 40 meters in this area with species that include trigger fish, cow tail rays, and sand animals.
9. Maldives Reefs
Although the Maldives are probably best known for its tropical beauty it is also has some of the best dive spots in the world. What is particularly fascinating about diving excursions in the Maldives is not the reef itself, but the wide variety of species you can catch a glimpse of. The reefs around the Maldives are are home to parrot fish, sweetlips, colorful sponges, and a number of invertebrate species. Other local species that live on the soft coral provide the nutrients for large schools of fish to feed in the reefs. But remember to watch out for the barracudas lurking in the water.