We have dived in some wonderful places, however there is still a vast array of places that we have yet to tick off. Some of these are in hard to reach places, others we just haven't had the chance to tick off. The below 5 are the pinnacle of these. If you have been, or have others that you feel we should include, get in touch, we'd love to hear about them!
1) Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Literally in the middle of nowhere, these islands rise up out of the blue. The deep ocean currents throw enough nutrients up to support a massive coral atoll. These islands attract a large variety of sharks, and if you're lucky, between June and November, you might even catch sight of a Humpback. If that's not enough, the serenity above the surface should put you at ease.
Top Dive Site - Tapu
2) North Ari Atoll, Maldives
If you're a fan of the larger things in life, then North Ari is your place. The reef starts at around 30m and slopes up until it plateaus at 15m. This is a fantastic places to spot mantas, hook on or grab a safe bit of rock and watch these fantastic angels swoop on by. The best time to visit is between December and April, although the currents can be strong!
Top Dive Site - Ukulhas Thila
3) Malapascua, Philippines
Whilst all of the Philippines should feature on the bucket list, this island makes the top 5! This wonderful haven is famous for the regular sightings of Thresher sharks. These long finned individuals come up from their feeding grounds in the deep to make use of the cleaning stations. Although up to 6m in length, they like most sharks are not dangerous to humans
Top Dive Site - Monad Shoal
There is a reason Darwin loved this place so much, these iconic islands have so much diversity both above and below the water's surface. If whale or hammerhead sharks aren't your thing, then I'm sure the penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas are sufficient to satisfy your nature needs. You can always explore the theory of evolution on the land once you've done your dives.
Top Dive Site - Daphne Minor
5) Anacapa Island, California
This is another one which is not for the faint hearted, as with all dives off the Californian coast, this is cold. However, that's where the kelp grows in abundance. The huge towering kelp forests make a great haven for a number of creatures including, seals, sea lions and maybe the occasional sea otter.
Top Dive Site - Cathedral Cove