Scuba diving is one of the most beloved sports in Asia and you can’t find better diving places anywhere else in the world. Southeast Asia is especially famous for the large number of marine wildlife one can observe during a diving expedition. Because winter is the ideal time to experience the best of tropical resorts where diving is king take a look of the best places to enjoy this sport in the south Asian waters.
The US Army Ship Liberty was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during WWII close to the shores of Tulamben village. This shipwreck is currently populated by a large variety of wildlife making this particular diving spot a sight worthy to be seen.
This is the perfect diving spot for the experienced divers. The waters of Tioman island are filled with WWII shipwrecks which make diving here quite a difficult experience. The entire “ fleet” of sunken ships and submarines can be found at a depth of 50 meters. Here you can see the famous battleship HMS Prince of Wales.
Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
This is one of the top five rated diving spots in the world. Here you can see one of the largest collection of corals a diver gets to see. This waters filled with marine wildlife offer the unique chance to see a colony of green turtles completely unafraid of human interaction.
Derawan Islands, Indonesia
This uninhabited islands close to the coast of Borneo offer a secluded and private kind of dive. You can be sure you will experience something unique here because the island waters are filled with stingless jellyfish.
Komodo Island, Indonesia
Here is the place to dive in case you want to see spectacular large abut also tiny marine fauna. Manta rays, dolphins and sunfish cohabitate with miniature sea horses in a spectacular marine ecosystem worthy to be captured on camera. The divers should know that the blue ringed octopus is at home here so you must avoid an encounter with it at all costs.
Banda Islands, Indonesia
This is a pretty exclusive dive. Only one dive operator can help you experience the best of what “ Spice Islands” have to offer underwater. Here you can see a myriad of corals harboring a fantasy world where tropical fish and amazing sea flora create an amazing underwater paradise.