Ok so something a little more down beat. My favourite dive site has to be The Zenobia in Cyprus Fantastic wreck great viz you'll want to dive it again and again. Reef's are great but just love a good wreck, but not normally on a Friday night out
my favourite dive site so far was on a small island called ´isla Coiba´ - pacific side of Panama. Something like Galapagos but more corals and also small stuff. Huge amount of fish, all kind of whales and dolphins, lots of sharks - f**king big ones, nudi branches, sea horses everywhere, also on the migration road of orcas and blue whales. Lots of saltie crocs and on one dive i saw i would guess about 10.000 golden rays. But very undeveloped, hard to find somebody who gets you there - maybe in a few years - check it out - its between coco island and malpelo.
have to agree with the Coiba comments. Some of the best diving I've ever done - and now there's a cheap way to get there. Have a look at www.scubacoiba.com. Based in Santa Catalina, they do all-inclusive trips to the island which is about 2 hrs away. Catalina is also a great place to surf or learn to surf...
Hi to everyone! I'm new here and glad to join this forum As I'm a biologist every diving site for me is a new discover! As I'm from Croatia (Europe) we have here a lot of wrecks but I don't like diving on them because of many divers wrecks are not biologicaly interesting. In other hands diving on walls or some other natural habitat is wonderful! I like even cave diving where you can find some amazing marine life! One of the best diving sites I have ever been is the red sea, but in the south part, down in Marsa Alam!
Post by scubadaddy on Nov 22, 2004 18:14:36 GMT -5
got another one!
i am just coming from a trip to Bali. I have been diving all around the island. The famous US Liberty wreck of Tulamben is amazing. After a few years of living in the caribbean, i was bored of corals, but in Bali, which is one of the richest biodiverstity zones, the corals are really beautifull, lots of macro, and always the chance for big stuff. I was impressed, easy and relaxed diving, sites with huge 4knots currents, with big fish and mola mola. If you ask me, everything and more than a diver can expect. These are dives i even would pay for ! ;D
To come back to coiba, the operating liveaboard was coiba explorer, yep, but they couldn´t survive. It´s used now to transport prostitutes. There are only a few people which now the dive sites, if you don´t know them, you are looking at rocks. The guys i was helping out where www.twinoceans.com, but due to the leak of tourism, they are not operating, its for sale unfortunatly. Panama is not shure yet if they allow tourism development on coiba or stay as a marine park and protect it from any hazards.
My very favourite dive site has to be The Brother Islands in the Red Sea, especially Big Brother. I know, I know, it´s not new or very original, but in my opinion, they never get boring. What I really like about it is, that you have at least four great dives on Big Brother, that the diving can be quite challanging, but there are always some big beasties around, so in the end it´s worth the struggle with the current. Then you have the Numidia, which is my favourite wreck in the world, and I have met my first silkie there, which makes it special to me...but even without the sharks, the amazing softcorals are always worth a visit, and last time, I even found a frogfish. With a bit of luck and in low season you might even be one of just a few divers in the water, and then, it´s truely magic...