Every diver looks for something different when they seek their next adventure. My love for the water lies with the fish, or rather all marine life. That being said, a good wreck is hard to turn down, especially if it attracts some larger creatures. Below are 5 of the top places we've dived, we'll go into actual sites in further posts.
1) The Red Sea, Egypt
Probably on everyone's hit list, this diver's paradise has pretty much everything, crystal blue waters, abundant marine life and some pretty cool wrecks. The visibility here is incredible, and no matter what dive you're on, you're bound to see something awesome!
Top tip - Relax after a hard day's diving by chilling out at a rooftop shisha bar
2) Cozumel, Mexico
Mexico has some famous dive sites, not least the underwater museum offshore Cancun, however, venture a little further down the coast and you can find the lesser visited island of Cozumel. The vast majority of the southern coast is protected by the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, making it spectacular for marine life.
Top tip - If you want a nice relaxing stay, book a room at Hotel B Cozumel
3) British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
A mecca for sailors, these islands offer everything, sun, sea and sand! The diving also does not disappoint, the deep channels allow the nutrients to flow, and the numerous islands provide a base for the reefs. Turtles, nurse sharks and eagle rays are common sightings, along with numerous reef fish.
Top tip - Why not combine a sail and dive holiday, this way you can explore more sites at a leisurely pace!
4) Malta, Mediterranean
If you're a wreck junkie then this place is for you! The majority of the wrecks are purpose sunk, however there are a few historical ones which were not planned. You can dive anything from a submarine to a Blenheim bomber, our favourite however still has to be the tugboat Rozi. The marine life is more temperate, but there still some cool critters such as octopus and nudibranch.
Top tip - Head to Mdina for a walk round the 'silent city' before settling down for a hearty Maltese meal.
5) San Diego, California
This is probably a niche one for most divers, and certainly not top of the list if you're a warm water diver, however it has some really cool dives. Walking in off the beach, you descend beneath the waves. The wall offers some great sightings, and if you're lucky, when you head back in you might find some leopard sharks, or even some dolphins playing in the surf.
Top tip - Head to the gas light district for some drinks after you've had a warm shower!