(Photos of each site are above the bolded words)
Located in Sipadan, Malaysia, Barracuda Point is one of the most picturesque diving locations on Earth. If you love big sea creatures out in the open ocean, this is the place to go. While barracuda are the primary fish you will find here, there are loads of other species here. You'll find various different kinds of sharks, one of those being the white tip, turtles, parrot fish, groupers, and many more.
The Yongala, located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, is a shipwreck dive site with a spooky history. In 1911, a tragic cyclone sank the a called "The Yongala", hence the name, killing 122 people, a racehorse named Moonshine, and a red Lincolnshire bull. They had no telegraph communication, and as a result, they sailed ahead, straight to their death. Fortunately, with every tragedy, there is some sort of treasure that can be found once the dust has settled. This dive site is justifiably rated one of the best in the world because of its abundance of wildlife and gloriously preserved ship remains. Here you will find manta rays, sea snakes, octopuses, turtles, bull sharks, and many more. Why not give it a shot?
The Satil Shipwreck:
Why Eilat, Israel? The Red Sea. This destination is great for photographers and newbies because of the clear waters and lack of currents. One of the best locations is the Satil Shipwreck because of its vibrant wildlife and scenic coral structure (And obviously its main attraction, the shipwreck). Oh, and watch out for the eels, they are known to have quite the presence there.
The Osprey Reef, otherwise known as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, located in Cairns, Australia, is easily one of the best dive sites in the world, and now is the time to go. The Great Barrier Reef is getting destroyed by pollution, and unfortunately, unless you have a lot of money, a very large following, or a lot of luck, stopping the flow of chemicals into the reef is going to be impossible. With that said, you might as well enjoy it while you still can. As part of the Great Barrier Reef, you can expect amazing views here and an overall memorable experience. It is very sad and regrettable to say the least that the reef doesn't have much time left...
A staggering 20 percent of all marine life can be found ONLY at Darwin's Island, Galapagos. Darwin's Arch is the most famous attraction there and it is clear why someone would want to go. There are Whale sharks in the fall, hammerheads, sea lions, penguins, and even marine iguanas. The diverse and unique animals here make it an extremely interesting and desirable place to go. And just look at that arch! It's gorgeous!