There’s no doubt that Asia is one of the most popular tourist heavens in the world. In almost every country on this continent, you will get to experience something new and exciting. From the Great Wall of China, the cherry blossoms in Japan, to the beautiful beaches in Bali, Asia never fails to amaze us with its natural wonders.
So now we have all seen the incredible tourist destinations on land, what about taking a peek into the wonders under the sea? Since Asia has some of the best beaches in the world, it would be impossible not to find any good diving spots here as well. Marine biodiversity in the oceans of Asia is so rich that there can be still some species of fish and coral waiting to be discovered. Here are some of the countries with the best diving spots in Asia.
Visiting the beaches of Phuket and Koh Samui can indeed blow your mind away. The powdery white sand and the calm blue waters are just one of the fantastic tourist destinations in Thailand. But if you are talking about the best diving site in Thailand, nothing beats The Similans. The Similan Islands offer over 25 diving sites with some of the best boulder formations.
Did you know that the beach with the largest turtle population in Malaysia is also the country’s premier diving site? The tiny island of Sipadan boasts of a lush rainforest and a reed worth visiting. The diving sites here are the best in the country teaming with underwater marine life such as sharks, turtles, and Manta rays.
If you can’t get enough of the beaches of Bali, then why not take a dive in the reefs of Kalimantan, Indonesia? Several great reefs are there off the coast of Kalimantan which boast the presence of several species of Manta rays. This place is also the breeding ground for turtles. There is also a jellyfish lake in the area, which divers should never miss out on.
Just like most archipelagos in South East Asia, the Philippines also have some of the best beaches and diving sites in Asia. Being the birthplace of scuba diving, this is definitely the first place in the country to visit if you want to experience a spectacular diving experience. The Tubbataha Reef also tops the list of the best diving sites in the Philippine and is also comparable to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
Asia truly amazes tourists with its fantastic sites both on land and under the sea. So, on your next trip to Asia, don’t forget to include a visit to these spectacular diving spots.