June 8th is World Ocean Day and there’s no better way to celebrate than by getting out there and going for a dive. The best way to really appreciate all the wonders the ocean has to offer is by scuba diving. Since 70% of the earth is covered in water, you don’t have to worry about running out of new territory to cover anytime soon. For those who want to go to the tried and true dive spots, here are some of the best places to go diving:

5. Puerto Galera, Philippines

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The Philippines is a country made up of thousands of islands, so finding a good dive spot here isn’t too difficult. It is home to some of the most magnificent coral in the world.

4. Cozumel, Mexico

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One of the long standing great dive destination, the deep “wall” style dives and abundance of sea turtles draws in tons of divers every year. There’s nothing like having a sea turtle cruise by while you’re diving.

3. Ras Mohammed, Red Sea, Egypt

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With a unique eco-system and some of the clearest waters in the area, the red sea off the coast of Egypt offers a spectacular diving experience.

2. Silfer Thingvellir, Iceland

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One of the chillier destinations which may warrant using a dry suit, it is the only place in the world where you can swim over fault lines between two continents. It also boasts the clearest water in the world.

1. Blue Hole, Belize

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Diving in an underwater sink hole that goes more than 400 feet down is an experience that leaves even the most veteran divers in awe. Belize is also home to the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Where do you like to scuba dive?


Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.

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