With clear blue seas, huge expanses of coastline and thousands of islands, Asia is perfectly formed to provide some of the best diving experiences in the world. Indeed, the continent fulfils its potential and attracts divers from all over the globe. Make sure you don’t miss out on the top 5 best diving spots below.
Koh Tao, Thailand
A jewel of an island set within the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao is a paradise of palm trees white sand and crystal blue waters. With high visibility all year round and an abundance of marine life in the nearby marine national park, it is an ideal spot for diving.
Set within the ‘Pearl of The Orient Sea’, Cebu has consistently warm water and underwater visibility of approximately 60 metres, most of year round. Whale Sharks, beautiful reefs and a diverse marine life make Cebu a paradise for divers any time of year.
Sipadan, Malaysian Borneo
Commonly considered as one of the world’s best dive locations, this protected island has surrounding drops like underwater cliff edges, sloping away for hundreds of metres. Be prepared for copious amounts of shark and barracuda as well as thousands of turtles.
Located just east of the Philippines, this group of islands makes up the one of the smallest sovereign states in the world. What it lacks in size it makes up for in diving appeal with shipwrecks of most of Japan’s World War II fleet and the best marine life the Pacific has to offer.
The waters around the Maldives offer some of the best dives in the world. Home to incredible reefs within crystal clear waters and bursting with schools of fish, sharks, rays and beautiful coral, the islands are easily accessed and make for a great dive destination.