WEH ISLAND, INDONESIA
Weh Island is popular for its spectacular landscape, for being off the beaten tourist track in Indonesia, and for offering more than 20 dive sites. The sites to see sharks are Batee Tokong and the adjacent Shark Plateau, which are only a short boat ride from the Steffen Sea Sports Dive Center on Long Beach. Thanks to the strong circular currents in Batee Tokong it’s easy to spot white and black tip sharks.
Maui is blessed with an abundance of dive locations, from turtle-laden nearshore reefs to the open-ocean cinder-cone Molokini and the dramatic lava formations of Lanai. Maui insiders also know of a secret dive site where scalloped hammerheads mysteriously congregate.
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
This stunning group of islands on the eastern-most point in Indonesia are often featured in ads by the Indonesian tourism board. The best way to marvel at the exceptional underwater landscape of never-ending colourful reef walls where hard and soft corals compete for space and swim among marine creatures of all shapes and sizes is to do a liveaboard and hop around the various dive sites. Famed for its biodiversity, spottings of wobbegong sharks, whitetip reef sharks, manta rays, batfish and large schools of tuna and mackerels are common.
Similan Islands, Thailand
The Similan Islands National Park is a chain of nine islands in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand. Although there are several popular Thailand diving destinations such as Koh Lanta, Koh Tao, and Phuket, Similan is hands down the best diving in Thailand.
The underwater conditions in the Similan Islands are near perfect, from clear visibility, mild current, warm water temperature, to extraordinary marine life. My first liveaboard experience was to the Similan Islands, and I was definitely hooked after that trip!
Keeping a log of your scuba dives serves two purposes. The first is to help with your diver training and provides a record of progression of experience, as you work yourself up the qualification scales. The second is a record for yourself to remember where and what you dived.
Before you book a flight and spend thousands on a once in a lifetime diving holiday only to get there and wonder if it really is for you, contact a local dive center and do a “try dive” session in the pool first. You can often do these in the evenings or the weekends and it only takes a couple of hours. You’ll learn some basic theory, have a go at a couple of skills and enjoy the freedom of breathing underwater.
She found the DK Diving company in 2006. The diving company offers its customers high-quality equipment. A diving instructor will help you follow all the rules and dive deep down to 30 meters properly.
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