- Whether it’s your first time in open water or the hundredth entry in your logbook, these scuba locations provide the ultimate bucket list for explorers, adventurers, and ardent scuba divers no matter their skill level.
- Each location offers a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to explore the magic of our world’s oceans – from an armchair or with scuba gear in tow.
- From the Bahamas, to the Azores, to Antartica, here are some of the best scuba locations in the world.
Editor’s Note: The following are images from “100 Dives of a Lifetime” by Carrie Miller. Explore 100 breathtaking scuba diving sites across 60 countries and 6 continents through stunning National Geographic photography, expert tips, and cutting-edge travel advice.
The gem of Rapid Bay Jetty: a leafy seadragon in south Australia
Tubbataha is home to 90% of the coral species native to the Philippines
Caribbean reef sharks patrol the national marine park’s waters in Cuba
The shipwreck’s massive hull offers plenty for divers to explore
A diver captures underwater photos of the rich coral reefs in Indonesia’s Wakatobi National Park
Caribbean reef sharks circle a diver exploring the wreckage in the Ray of Hope wreck
A diver passes a school of fish on a dive in Kona
The stunning neon pattern of a giant hawkfish in Mexico
Brown boobies check underwater for lunch in Cocos Island
A dusky grouper explores the reefs in the Azores
The beach’s namesake shark patrols the reef in Tiger Beach
Divers prepare to descend from the landing dock of Devil’s Den
Divers explore the fascinating underwater ice formations in Antartica.
Before you dive, take in the Great Blue Hole from the sky in Belize
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