The mighty ocean is deep and vast, holding treasures and countless secrets. The world under the sea is both fascinating and poignant. Admire the work of an artist or swim amongst the mammoth whales – the options of underwater activities are unlimited. So, get your wetsuit and other diving essentials and dive in to experience a whole new world!
Here are a few hand-picked insta pics of underwater diving sites that will make you want to take that plunge.
Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA), Cancun, Mexico
This underwater museum features over 500 sculptures made by artist, Jason DeCaires Taylor. Made from special materials to promote coral and marine life, the sculptures are fixed permanently in the sea bed. Scuba diving, snorkeling, glass bottom boat – take your pick and explore one of the most beautiful underwater sites in the world.
The Neptune Memorial Reef, Key Biscayne, Florida
The model of this underwater cemetery is based on the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’. The memorial website states, “Those who choose cremation for final needs may opt for their remains to be deployed to the reef, creating life after life.” Due to the memorial, there has been a significant rise in the marine life. A noble thought indeed!
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Ginnie Springs, Florida
The glittering, cool water of Ginnie Springs makes it the most visited and loved springs in Florida. Apart from swimming, canoeing, cave diving, and kayaking, Ginnie Springs is ideal for camping as well.
Sistema Dos Ojos, Tulum, Mexico
The literal Spanish translation of Dos Ojos is ‘Two Eyes’, aptly describing the double entry points to the flooded cave. Dos Ojos has one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. It is a paradise for snorkeling enthusiasts, and a haven for skilled scuba divers, who dare to go deep diving into the system’s cave.
Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy
The eight-foot-tall bronze statue ‘Christ of the Abyss’ was sculpted by Guido Galletti and sunk deep in the water in 1954. Since then, divers have been visiting this statue, taking selfies, or simply seeking his blessings. Florida Keys has a replica of Christ of the Abyss which is 8½-foot and weighs 4,000 pounds.
Shipwreck of the Sweepstakes, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada
You don’t need to go diving in the deep sea to see a shipwreck; the Canadian schooner known as ‘Sweepstakes’ is clearly visible in the shallow water of Lake Huron. It was damaged and brought to the shores of the lake, where it finally sank in 1885. Divers and tourists flock this bay to admire one of the most stunning shipwrecks in the world.
Chuuk Lagoon (Truk Lagoon), Micronesia
Once host to Japan’s Imperial Fleet in World War II, this lagoon is now a final resting place for ships, airplanes, tanks, and ammunition, that were destroyed by the Allied forces. Though the site is very dangerous to venture in due to the wrecks’ rough edges and tangled cables floating in the water, it is still one of the sought-after wreck sites, attracting millions of divers.
163 ft bellow the waters of the Pacific Ocean sits “The Million Dollar Wreck” The San Francisco Maru. Estimated 1,000,000 in cargo. Truk Lagoon, Chuuk Island, Federated States of Micronesia. #adventure #diving #diveadventures #travel #truklagoon #chuuklagoon #chuuklagoon2017 #tanks #ww2 #wrecks #scuba #scubadiving #wreckdiving #wreckpenetrationdiving #epic #history #instagram
Whale Diving, Kingdom of Tonga
Do you ever dream of swimming with humpback whales? Well, it is possible in Tonga. This small island kingdom is tucked away from the bustling crowd with unspoilt beauty, offering a true South Pacific experience. The whales travel to the tropical, reef-protected waters of Tonga to safely give birth to their young ones. The period between July to October is ideal to spot whales.
Can’t get enough of these photos by @migrationmedia ? featuring the resident whale ‘Nike’ ? #Tonga #KingdomOfTonga #Island #Travel #Paradise #Love #SouthPacific #Ocean #Boat #Swim #Water #Snorkel #Coconut #Polynesia #Tongan #Pacific #Beach #Sunrise #Sunset #GoPro #Nikon #Canon #wonderful_places A post shared by Kingdom of Tonga (@kingdomoftonga) on
Green Lake, Tragoess, Austria
The Green Lake is a small lake surrounded by mountains and forests. As the spring sets in, the water level rises with the melting snow of Karst Mountain and completely submerges the surrounding areas, including the neighbouring parks. The Green Lake gets its name from the emerald green water. For those looking for an ultimate diving experience, Green Lake is the one.
Lake Lygnstøylsvatnet, Norway
Lake Lygnstøylsvatnet was formed due to a blockage caused by a rock fall in 1908. The lake is a darling of underwater photographers. One can still find roads, bridges, alpine huts, and trees deep beneath the surface of the water – truly a sight to behold!
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