Dive sites around the world you shouldn't miss this summer


Text: Janice Sim

Thrills of the deep

When it comes to encountering the deep blue sea, nothing (not even National Geographic) can top diving straight into the depths of the ocean bed — after all, this is where the great unknown resides. With 95 percent of the ocean still unmapped, there's a certain mystery and allure to which these unpredictable waters hold. The scintillating beauty of the ocean, coupled with that certain element of danger, is why plunging into the ocean armed with a tank full of oxygen is so appealing.

So calling all thrill-seekers: We're still in the midst of summer, so there's no better time to make the trip to these gorgeous dive sites where colourful corals, fishes, manta-rays, hammerhead sharks, and other aquatic creatures reside. Who knows? You might just make a few fin friends while you're 30 metres down under. From the neighbouring Sipadan Island in Malaysia to the exotic waters of Maui in Hawaii, your next oceanic escapade begins here.


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