The extreme sport of scuba diving has taken the underwater sport world by storm, attracting more and more enthusiasts, every year, despite the inherent risks involved. Certified divers and beginners alike will vouch for the fact that the interaction scuba diving offers with contact to marine creatures and surreal below the water landscape, makes up for the perils and dangers that may occur. So go ahead and dive deep into these five unbelievable island scuba diving destinations for an unforgettable experience.
Anacapa Island, California
Exploring the depths of Anacapa Island is considered to be a once in a lifetime experience.The water temperature is freezing at most times of the year, but once you have adjusted to the cold be prepared to come up close with wrecks, reefs, friendly wildlife and above all a stunning deep sea architectural formation of arches, not found anywhere else.
Bonaire, ABC islands
The laid back island of Bonaire forms the B part of the beautiful Dutch Caribbean ABC islands, and has stolen the heart of scuba divers for decades. There are over 86 first class diving sites which can uncover hundreds of species of colorful fish and soft coral apart from other ocean gems.
This gateway to the Great Barrier Reef is more than just a captivating diving destination, it is a haven for great entertainment as well. The reef is fast getting bleached, so head there before it is too late. The one dive site not to be missed here is Osprey Reef.
Scuba diving in Kona is unique on two counts. First it is the best scuba diving island on the planet, which is excellent for all categories of divers. Secondly, again this is the only place where one can see and experience a large number of manta rays in their natural habitat during exclusive night dives. Apart from the endemic marine life, Kona is a paradise for nature lovers, with an abundance of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles which have made this island their home.
Roatan, Honduras, is said to be a great draw with the community of divers, mainly due to the fact that there are multiple water based activities to be experienced here. The shipwreck El Aguila and all of its 230 feet and the underwater West End Wall are a scuba divers dream.
From the Caribbean Sea to the Great Antilles chain of islands, Mexico, Central America to splurging in the waters of the Atlantic, there are an array of pristine scuba diving island spots just waiting to be explored. So wait no more, pack your gear and head to the five incredible dive islands described above, for an adventure of a lifetime.