The Earth is full of over 326 million trillion gallons of water. This provides a lot of ocean blue to explore, dive, and enjoy. For those of us who want to live with the fishes or explore the depths of the Earth, our waters are amazing places to start. So, if you’re looking for a new area to discover or a fascinating underwater realm, check out some of these magnificent dives.
Soaring with Kona Mantas in Hawaii
People travel far and wide to sit on the beaches of Hawaii and surf on the crushing blue waters. However, take a dive into the water and you’ll find a fascinating place of glory and wonder. At night, the bottom of Keahole Point is lit with blue dive lights that attract infinite amounts of plankton and some of the most beautiful manta rays you’ll ever see. Some have wingspans of 16 feet and will swoop over your head to show off their underwater flight. You will definitely gaze in wonder and awe. Keahole Point is a very popular area for tourists and if you go on a good night, you could see a dozen or more of these magnificent creatures soaring through the water.
Diving for treasure in the Red Sea
The Thistlegorm is on the west coast of the Sinai Peninsula and 40km from Sharm El Sheikh. It is a magical underwater sanctuary where you can find one of the most popular wreck dives in the Red Sea. Back in 1941, a British army freighter sank as she sailed to Alexandria, Egypt and filled the ocean with many WWII wartime supplies. If you take a dive underwater, you’ll be mystified as you teleport back in time and witness tanks, planes, armored vehicles, motorcycles, and Jeeps. The waters can be a little rough sometimes, so be sure that you have the experience and equipment before you head to the depths of WWII.
Be One with the Sharks at Darwin’s Arch in Ecuador
Many people cite Darwin’s Arch as one of the best dives in the entire world. This is because it has some of the biggest animals that you’ll find under the water. Located in Galapagos, Ecuador, Darwin’s Arch has everything you could ever want to see. You’ll find enormous whale sharks patrolling the ocean floor, a lot of adorable turtles traveling as a family, tiger sharks searching for their next prey, and eagle rays flying through the water. However, the crowning jewels of Darwin’s Arch are the massive hammerheads. You can get up close and personal with the notorious sharks and see just how they live underwater. Be wary though, the experience is not for the faint of heart.
Earth is mostly made up of water, yet we fail to see all of the magnificent views and ecosystems that are found down below. Head to one of these fascinating places so that you can learn all about what’s hiding below your very feet.
Article kindly submitted by Jen Johnson