In the part I of Top 10 diving sites we said that there were many reasons why diving changes your life. Among our Top 10 diving sites we talked about the Australian Great Barrier Reef; the underwater scenery of Koh Tao; the huge marine animals of the Seychelles; the shipwrecks of the Balearic Islands; and the atolls of the Maldives. Here we show you the other five wonders of the underwater Earth.
6. Sharks Nassau
Bahamas made diving among sharks very fashionable. Spotted sharks, bull sharks, nurse sharks, giant hammerhead sharks, Caribbean reef sharks … Divers will be able to swim among them, because they behave in a friendly manner, in the blue waters of his favorite spots: Exuma Cays, the outer reefs of the Abaco islands and depths of New Providence. The encounter with a shark is undoubtedly one of the most amazing experiences that you can live. With just a single dive it will be unforgettable.
Views in Grand Bahama Island are stunning just by sailing on the surfaces of coral reefs. However the biggest marine show is starred by dolphins. There are many agencies that will put you in direct contact with these amazing creatures that will let you caress, kiss, rotate them and even play with them.
7. Varadero, a resort on the sea
Varadero tropical environment has no rivals throughout the island of Cuba. Its 20 km of beaches of fine white sand that descend on the continental shelf through its warm (24 °) and clear waters will immerse you in coral reefs and underwater caves. You’ll descend walls covered by coral and sunken ships will transport you up almost unexplored among beautiful exotic fish and sharks. Saturn’s cave, for example, has a cavern with stalactites and stalagmites at 20 m depth, where you can see blind fish and shrimp. Tangerines, 15 meters of depth, are famous for their groupers and moray but especially for multicolored reef fish such as angelfish and parrotfish. If you like varieties of coral, in the Coral Beach you’ll find more than 30 kinds, whose outline shapes caves and canals rich of marine fauna.
8. The volcanic Santorini
It’s not a secret that Greek Islands will seduce you. Place of cultural wonders it is also a place of natural wonders. Thousands of islands reduce the border between the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean turning their depths in sea priceless routes. Santorini is one of the key islands for underwater treasures lovers. His sea bottom hides ancient shipwrecks and it contains old volcanoes’ craters and unique caves with colorful marine life.
9. The Great Blue Hole of Belize
The almost perfect circle known as Great Blue Hole along the Lighouse Reef, 100 km of Belize, was the entrance to a cave system that were flooded during the last glaciation. The big hole is famous, partly thanks to Jacques Cousteau, who said he was one of the top 10 diving sites in the world. A litter of sharks regularly patrolled its shores, but are sponges, barracudas, corals and angelfish those guarding it.
10.Riviera Maya and Isla Mujeres
On Highway 400 parallels the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo in Mexico, lies the Riviera Maya. Besides its Mayan past, the area keeps secrets and treasures submerged ideal to enjoy in groups, especially with friends diving enthusiasts. The Mesoamerican Reef System that expands along the coast hides an underground natural phenomenon formed by carbonate caves due to the combination of fresh and saline waters.
The cenotes and underground river systems boast of being one of the most amazing experiences of the world. Its crystal clear waters immerse you into a light show filtered through the ancient trees of the Mayan jungle and guide you to caves with stalagmites and stalactites. If you go into the ocean, enjoy the second barrier in the world’s largest coral; you will enter in shipwrecks as Ultrafreeze and naval vessel; you will cross rock walls and even can dive with sharks and sea turtles.
In Isla Mujeres you find the home of great schools of fish that accompany you to La Cruz Bay, a huge cross submerged in commemoration of the 140 anniversary of the founding of the village this charming little island.
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