Feared and loved at the same time, the oceans occupy 70% of the Earth’s surface, although 95% of its funds are still unmapped. In fact, there are those who say that more is known about the surface of the Moon than about the depths of the sea. Perhaps it is this mystery that surrounds the sea that has made more and more scuba divers, some of whom travel the world to discover spectacular underwater worlds.
If you are a diving lover, you will know that the American continent is home to some of the most spectacular destinations to practice this sport, both on the Atlantic side and on the Pacific side. Do you want to discover some of the best? Well, we recommend that you do not miss anything that we tell you below!
First of all, we want to talk about Cozumel, the third most populated island in Mexico. Here both experienced divers and beginners will enjoy the cute, among other things because here is the second largest coral reef in the world. In addition, it must be taken into account that the temperature of the water, completely crystalline, is pleasant.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
We also want to tell you about the Galapagos Islands, which offer incredible diving opportunities thanks to the diversity of underwater life on the islands, where you can find sea turtles, iguanas, mantas, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and even whales. Of course, it is important to note that this place is more recommended for experienced divers.
Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Located 532 km from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Isla de Coco is home to a large number of endemic animals, although it is true that it is not recommended for beginner divers. In its depths you can find orcas, tunas, sharks, dolphins and humpback whales, among many other species.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
How could it be otherwise, we are also going to talk to you about the Riviera Maya, a paradisiacal destination where you can enjoy the cenotes, pools of transparent water created by soil erosion. Considered windows to a new world by the Mayans, these holes house caves in which you will live an authentic adventure.
Cayman Islands, United Kingdom
Nor could the Cayman Islands be missing from this list, a British overseas territory belonging to the United Kingdom that is home to a crystalline underwater world, thanks, among other things, to its marine conservation policy. It is an ideal place for both novice and expert divers. You will find sunken ships, sponge-covered cliffs, turtles, tropical fish, barracudas, eagle rays….
Bonaire, The Netherlands
For its part, Bonaire, which is actually the peak of a submerged mountain, offers high-quality diving 200 meters from the beach. Located in the Netherlands Antilles , this island is ideal for both beginners and advanced divers. In fact, it has more than 86 dive sites and in some of them the presence of instructors is not necessary.
We also want to tell you about the Bahamas, which offers warm seas of captivating indica blue, colorful reefs and a wide variety of amazing fish. Special mention should be made of the sea walls, which are home to corals teeming with life, being able to find sponges, octopuses, loggerhead turtles….
British Columbia, Canada
Finally, we want to tell you about British Columbia, considered by many to be the best place in North America to dive. Here you can see giant octopuses, orca whales, sea lions, dolphins, long cod and prawns, among other species. It is suitable for all types of divers, although it is true that you must have the appropriate equipment , since its waters are cold.