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Top 10 Dive Sites in the world

posted Nov 07, 2010 08:51:39 by chloe_jane23
1. The Yongala, Australia
The Yongala is a shipwreck off the coast of Queensland. Full of life you may see manta rays, sea snakes, octopuses, turtles, bull sharks, tiger sharks, clouds of fish and spectacular coral.

2. Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia
An upwelling means this splendid wall dive is favoured by pelagics.

3. Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island
Wall of coral where sharks come cruising by and barracuda surround you.

4. Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea
Big wreck whose cargo includes motor bikes, train carriages and trucks.

5. Shark and Yolanda Reef, Egyptian Red Sea
Three dives in one: anemone city, shark reef with its spectacular drop off and the wreck of the Yolanda.

6. Navy Pier, Western Australia
Extending 300 m from the shore, packed with marine life.

7. Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Underwater lights placed on the ocean floor attract plankton, which in turn attract the huge manta rays of Kona Hawaii.

8. Big Brother, Egyptian Red Sea
The Brothers, or El Akhawein, are two small islands in the middle of the Red Sea. Often surrounded by wild currents, the scenary makes for some wonderful dives.

9. Great Blue Hole, Belize
Very deep, wide hole outlined by coral reef and inhabited by sharks.

10. Richelieu Rock, Thailand
A horseshoe of rocky pinnacles, famous for whale shark sightings but also great for big schools of pelagic fish.
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