Are you trying to decide on where your next diving vacation should be? Are you short on ideas or overwhelmed with too many choices? Have a go at our quiz below to find a location which suits your needs!
What is your favorite type of diving?
A – Reef diving
B – Pinnacle diving
C – Cave diving
D – Blue holes
E – Drift diving
What do you want to see most underwater?
A – Wobbegongs
B – Whale sharks
C – Manta rays
D – Reef sharks
E – Hammerheads
Where do you prefer to stay on your diving trips?
A – Modern beach town
B – Remote tropical beach
C – Hotel / Resort
D – Bustling island
E – Liveaboard
What are your favorite diving conditions?
A – Diverse conditions
B – Warm tropical water
C – Clear freshwater
D – Wall diving
E – Cool water & drifts
Now add up how many A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s and E’s you got… then scroll down for the result!
Mostly A’s: Diving in Australia should be on your list!
Scuba adventures are endless when diving in Australia. This beautiful part of the world not only holds the Great Barrier Reef, but offers giant kelp forests, shipwrecks and a stunning diversity of marine life.
Wobbegong, grey reef, nurse and white tip sharks all make their home here, alongside turtles, silvery reef patrollers and a host of critters. Manta rays and whale sharks are common sightings when in season, and the Yongala Wreck is definitely worth a dive.
Dive among schools of giant trevally as they use your torchlight to hunt for prey in the inky blackness. Marvel at the beauty of a sleeping turtle or head down south to Port Lincoln to go diving with great white sharks. It’s no wonder so many divers come here to get certified.
Mostly B’s: You should head to tropical Thailand.
Thailand is a tropical paradise loved by divers across the globe for its exceptional underwater visibility and reefs filled with some of the best coral and marine life on the planet.
For “big fish” aficionados nothing can beat scuba diving in Thailand with whale sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks and other pelagics, while macro-lovers can look out for seahorse, frogfish, ghost pipefish, nudibranch and other tiny oddities.
With the Gulf of Thailand on the east and the Andaman Sea on the west, diving in Thailand ranges from fringing reefs, deep drop-offs, wrecks, walls, and caverns to tunnels, pinnacles and open ocean seamounts. In short, this is a great country to take your dive training to the next level and guarantees to be a memorable experience for all.
Mostly C’s: From the cenotes to coral reefs, check out diving in Mexico.
Mexico’s breeding grounds and heavy currents will delight pelagic-lovers, but not all diving in Mexico is out in the salty seas. In the Yucatan, you can plunge into crystal-clear freshwater cenotes.
Mexico’s marine life has it all, from gorgeous reef fish to great white sharks. Witness whale shark migrations, fierce bull sharks and playful sea lions. Deep in cenotes, blind cave fish thrive, eerie and wriggling.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for diving in Mexico. There is so much to see and explore, you can never get bored.
Mostly D’s: The Bahamas needs to be on your scuba diving bucket list.
The sheer size of the Bahamas is breathtaking. You’ll find the third-largest barrier reef offshore, plus deep walls, wrecks, blue holes, tunnels, caverns and some of the best shark diving in the world.
Waters off New Providence provide drop-offs that are close to shore, blue holes, caves, historical wrecks and thrilling shark diving. Directly exposed to the Atlantic, the pristine reefs of the Abacos have relatively shallow dive sites – 18m or less.
Andros has wrecks and blue holes. Grand Bahama Island gives you the chance to see dolphins. The warm waters of Bimini are filled with life, while Eleuthera and Harbor Island offer a rip-roaring drift dive. The Exumas have a combination of walls and rich shallow reefs, and San Salvador boasts vertical walls, underwater caverns and wrecks.
Mostly E’s: Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Galapagos!
Paired with the splendid array of marine life, the excellent visibility in the Galapagos makes diving here exceptional. There are dives on many of the islands, though several islands stand out as particularly excellent places to take the plunge. Darwin Island is by far the most popular.
Here you will see most of the unique creatures you are craving, as well as some whimsical geologic formations. El Arco is renowned as one of the best dives in the world, so be sure to add it to your to do list. On Isabela Island, you can swim with sea lions and penguins in a stunning environment.
Don’t miss Roca Redonda, where sharks teem around an underwater volcano. Santa Cruz Island boasts an astounding flamingo lagoon and mangrove forest, as well as the Charles Darwin Research Station.
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