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Scuba diving bucket list

As usual I am back with another list – a scuba diving bucket list. This is the list that I wish to maintain so it can guide me through ticking off some of the awesome diving sites around the World. I am still very new to diving (even though I have done about 40 dives till now) and I wish to explore more of the under water world and stuff that lies under.

PADI certified Open Water Scuba

I am an PADI Rescue Certified diver and hence some of the below listed diving sites require certifications.

My Scuba Diving bucket list

Note: This scuba diving bucket list will be updated and maintained when I find new diving sites that interest me.

Australia

  • Abrolhos Islands.
  • Bare Island (Sydney) – DONE.
  • Bargara (QLD).
  • Bass Island.
  • Bicheno.
  • Blairgowrie (VIC).
  • Boganville Reef (QLD).
  • Broughton Island (Nelson Bay).
  • Brunswick Heads (Blue Bay Divers).
  • Bundaberg.
  • Byron Bay (Julian Rocks).
  • Coffs Harbour
    • Solitary Islands.
    • South Solitary Island.
    • Split Solitaire Islands.
  • Cook Island Aquatic Reserve.
  • Coral Sea.
  • Darwin Harbour.
  • Eden (Merimbula Divers Lodge).
  • Empire Gladestone Wreck (Merimbula).
  • ex-HMAS:
    • exHMAS Adelaide (Gosford).
    • exHMAS Brisbane (Sunshine Coast).
  • Fish Rock (Nelson Bay) (SWR Dive Centre).
  • Flinders Pier (Melbourne).
  • Fly Point.
  • Forster.
  • Gravel Loader.
  • Great Barrier Reef DONE.
  • Great Lakes Marine Park.
  • Great White Shark cage dive – Port Lincoln DONE.
  • Heron Island (Gladstone).
  • Hervey Bay.
  • Jervis Bay – DONE.
  • Karma Wreck.
  • Keppel Island.
  • Lady Elliot Island.
  • Lighthouse Bonnie.
  • Lizard Island (Cairns) (Mike Ball Expeditions).
  • Lock Ard wreck.
  • Long Reef.
  • Lord Howe Island.
  • Magic Point.
  • Magnetic Island.
  • Manta Bombie.
  • Mooloolah River.
  • Mt Gambier Caves.
  • Narooma.
  • Ningaloo Reef.
  • Noosa.
  • North Stradbroke Island.
  • Orpheus Island.
  • Osprey Reef.
  • Pandora’s Wall (Whitsundays).
  • Pinnacle Rock (Wooli).
  • Port Kembla – Seals dive.
  • Port Noarlunga.
  • Port Phillip Bay.
  • Port Stephens.
  • Portsea Pier.
  • Ribbon Reefs.
  • Rottnest Island DONE.
  • Rowleys Shoals.
  • Rye Pier is known for the Octopus’ Garden.
  • Seacliff Reef.
  • Seal Cove.
  • Shark Alley.
  • Shoal Bay.
  • Solitary Islands Marine Park.
  • South Stradbroke Island.
  • South West Rocks (Nelson Bay).
  • SS Yongala Wreck (Townsville).
  • St Leonards.
  • Swim with Minkie whales.
  • Swim with Whale sharks.
  • Sydney – Sea Dragon Dive at the Steps– DONE.
  • Sydney – Shelly Beach– DONE.
  • Tangalooma WreckDONE.
  • Tasman Peninsula.
  • Temple of Doom.
  • The Gutter (Wollongong).
  • Tobruk.
  • Vernon Islands.
  • Voodoo (Sydney).
  • Wolf Rock.

Brunei

  • Ampa/Victoria Reefs.
  • Deep Blue Wreck.
  • Dolphin Wreck DONE.
  • Rig Reef.
  • The “Australian” Wreck.

Cambodia

  • Koh Kon (Koh Koun).
  • Koh Rong and Koh Rong Saloem.
  • Koh Tang and Koh Prins.
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Cape Town

  • Great White sharks and underwater kelp forests: Cape Town.
  • Cave diving: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Cape Verde.

Christmas Island

  • Christmas Island.

Cook Islands

  • Aitutaki.
  • Mataora Wreck.

Costa Rica

  • Bajo Alcyone – Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

Egypt

  • SS Thistlegorm – Ras Mohammed, Egypt.

Fiji

  • Beqa Lagoon, Rakiraki, and the Coral Coast.
  • Great Astrolabe Reef.
  • Kadavu Island or Ono Island.

French Polynesia

  • Bora Bora, Anau.
  • Bora Bora, Tupitipiti.
  • Fakarava, Garuae Pass.
  • Moorea, Rose Garden.
  • Moorea, Tiki.
  • Rangiroa, Tiputa Pass.
  • Tahiti, The Wrecks.
  • Tetiaroa, The Canyons.
  • Tikehau, Tuheiva Pass.

Iceland

  • SILFRA FISSURE – Thingvellir National Park – DONE (even though I did not dive but only snorkelled here).

India

  • Aravind’s Wall, Pondicherry.
  • Corruption Rock, Andaman.
  • Dixon’s Pinnacle, Andaman.
  • Dwaraka, Gujarat.
  • Jetty, Grand Island, Goa.
  • Kadmat Islands, Lakshadweep.
  • Manta Point, Bangaram, Lakshadweep.
  • Neil Island, Andaman – DONE.
  • Netrani Island DONE.
  • North Point, Cinque Island, Andaman.
  • Princess Royal, Bangaram, Lakshadweep.
  • Sail Rock, Grand Island, Goa.
  • Temple Reef, Pondicherry – DONE.
  • The Wall, Havelock Island, Andaman.
  • Twin Towers, Chennai.

Indonesia

Japan

  • Lake Shikotsu Japan.
  • Okinawa Japan.
  • Shiretoko Peninsula Japan.

Kenya

  • Whale sharks: Djibouti, Mozambique, Kenya.

Madagascar

  • Humpback whales: South Africa, Madagascar.

Malaysia

  • Atago Maru Wreck, Miri.
  • Borneo.
  • Pulau Lima, Redang.
  • Pulau Payar, Langkawi DONE.
  • Pulau Saga, Lumut.
  • Pulau Sibuan, Semporna.
  • Sugar Wreck, Perhentian Islands.
  • Tiger Reef, Tioman.
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu.
  • WW II Wrecks, Kuching.

Marshall Islands

  • Bikini Atoll.
  • Rongelap Atoll and Arno Atoll.

Mexico

  • Cenote Angelita – Tulum, Mexico.

Mozambique

  • Manta rays: Mozambique.
  • Whale sharks: Djibouti, Mozambique, Kenya.

Myanmar

  • Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago.

New Caledonia

New Zealand

  • Aramoana, Dunedin.
  • Bay of Islands.
  • Goat Island, Auckland.
  • Kaikoura, South Island DONE (Swimming with dolphins).
  • Long Island, Marlborough Sound.
  • Mikhail Lermontov, Marlborough Sound.
  • Milford Sound.
  • Poor Knights Islands.
  • Stewart Island.
  • The Coromandel Peninsula.
  • The South Coast, Wellington.

Palau

  • Blue Corner – Ngemelis Island, Palau.

Philippines

  • 7 Islands Reef.
  • Barracuda Lake.
  • Batangas region or Puerto Galera.
  • Bicol, namely Calaguas.
  • Bicol, namely Catanduanes.
  • Bicol, namely Donsol.
  • Bicol, namely Ticao Island.
  • Bohol Province, Philippines, Calibao.
  • BORACAY.
  • Camiguin.
  • Davao.
  • DUMAGUETE & APO ISLAND.
  • El Nido.
  • Iraku Maru.
  • Limasawa Island.
  • Malapascua.
  • Marigondon Cave.
  • Moalboal.
  • Morazan Maru.
  • Okikawa Maru.
  • Paliton Wall.
  • Panaon Island and Sogod Bay.
  • Panaon Island, Libagon is a pelagic-lover’s dream.
  • Pandan Island and Apo Reef.
  • Puerto Galera.
  • Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron Island, and Tubbataha Reef.
  • Secret Bay (Mainit Muck) – Anilao, Philippines.
  • Subic Bay.
  • Surigao.
  • Tabina in Zamboanga Del Sur.
  • Tonga Point.
  • TUBBATAHA REEF.
  • VISAYAS.

Romania

  • Black Sea.
  • Isverna cave.
  • The Paris Wreck.
  • YOU XIU Wreck.

Samoa

  • Coral garden off Apolima Island.
  • The Rock.

Singapore

  • Kusu Island – Singapore.
  • Pulau Hantu – Singapore.
  • Pulau Jong – Singapore.
  • Singapore Wrecks – Singapore.

South Africa

  • Leatherback turtle nesting: Tanzania, South Africa.
  • Ragged-tooth sharks: Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.
  • Sardine and squid runs: South Africa.
  • Sardine Run – Agulhas Bank, South Africa.
  • Southern Right whales: South Africa.

South America

  • Galapagos.

South Korea

  • Dong Hae & Gangneung.
  • Jeju Island.
  • Nam Hae.
  • Uljin.

Sri Lanka

  • Barracuda Reef.
  • Boiler Wrecks.
  • British Sergeant.
  • Cargo Wreck.
  • Goda Gala Diyamba.
  • HMS Hermes.
  • Panadura Wreck.
  • Taprobane Reefs.

Taiwan

  • Dungji Island.
  • Green Island.
  • Kenting.
  • Orchid Island.
  • Xiao Liu Qiu.

Tonga

  • Ha’apai Group.
  • Swim with Sperm whales.
  • Tongatapu.
  • Vava’u Group.

USA

  • Manta Night Dive – Kona, Hawaii.
  • Tiger Beach – Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

Vanuatu

  • Anchor Reef, Port Vila.
  • Cindy’s Reef, Espiritu Santo.
  • Katiua Rocks, Tanna.
  • Million Dollar Point, Espiritu Santo.
  • Moso Drift, Moso Island.
  • SS President Coolidge, Espiritu Santo.
  • Star of Russia, Port Vila.
  • The Cathedral, Port Vila.
  • Underwater post office DONE.

Vietnam

  • Dry Island (Hon Ko), Phu Quoc.
  • Fish Highway, Con Dao Islands.
  • Hom Mo, Charm Islands.
  • Modonna Rocks, Nha Trang.
  • Moray Beach, Nha Trang.
  • Three Kings, Whale Island.

Zambia

  • Freshwater diving: Malawi, Zambia.

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