Many Singaporeans are becoming aware of adventure sports and diving is one of them. Diving is famous especially with thousand destinations in the world worth the travel. Before setting off, you need to learn it and be good at it. The good news is that there are many courses that you can avail of. You just need to enroll yourself.
The courses will work on enhancing your skills needed while underwater from breathing to buoyancy. You will also be taught how to set up and dismantle your gears. You will be taught everything. Your first dive will be terrifying but you will get better as time goes by. Now that you mastered everything, it is time to set off. It was mentioned that there are thousands of destinations in the world. You cannot possibly dive them all so it is better to start with the following locations or spots:
Cape Kri, Raja Ampat
Cape Kri, Raja Ampat is in Indonesia. Perhaps this is one of the nearest sites you can consider. It boasts of coral garden and great marine life from manta rays to sharks, giant trevallies and barracudas among others. According to records, it is home to 374 species of fish.
Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island
Talk about one of the nearest sites here in Singapore, you can head to Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island in Malaysia. You have to be careful though because there are strong sweeping currents but the view will not disappoint. There you will see diverse marine life from coconut crab, sea turtles and buffalo fish.
Blue Corner, Palau
If you think you are ready for a challenging dive, you have to consider Blue Corner, Palau in Micronesia. It is actually a popular spot for seasoned divers. Strong currents will challenge you. If you want to see sharks first hand, this is the best place to be.
Thistlegorm is a spot in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a famous night dive spot because of the wreckage. Here you will see a cargo ship wreck that carried train carriages, motorbikes and trucks. You will see the wreckage at max depth of twenty nine meters. Be careful with giant moray eels though.
The Yongala, Queensland
The Yongala is in Queensland, Australia. You can also explore 109 metres of wreckage. It is home to many marine lives from turtles to manta rays, tiger sharks and bull sharks. This spot is famous for its amazing coral formations. The wreck is protected so you should not touch or distort any.