There are a number of dive sites in Asia that have just the right conditions for anyone wanting to learn to dive. In fact, it has so many that beginners may have a hard time deciding where to visit in order to dive.
Although every diving spot in Asia that is great for novice divers cannot be covered here, however, below are details on some of the most popular spots where diving will not be a challenge.
So if you want to take the plunge in a place in Asia where diving is easy and fun, then you should consider the following diving spots for beginners.
1. Ko Tao (Thailand)
Ko Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand and is among the most popular places in the world to get a diving certificate. the quite reefs in the area are particularly ideal for beginners. From Ko Tao, beginners can also take a boat to Angthong Marine Park, which is also an ideal place for them to dive without much hassle. The island has around 40 dive shops that beginners can choose from, the majority of which are aimed at anyone new to diving.
2. Nha Trang (Vietnam)
When it comes to diving, Vietnam is not really on the radar of advanced divers who have a lot of diving experience. However, if you are going to breathe underwater for the first time, then the merits of Nha Trang should not be ignored. Currently, Nha Trang is the most popular diving spot in the country and is great for students. There are a variety of good dive centers in the popular sea. In the dive sites there, beginners can enjoy a nice dive in the relaxed atmosphere and see a lot of interesting things.
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3. Sipadan Island (Malaysia)
Sipadan Island is located in Borneo, Malaysia and is recognized as the the best diving spot in the world. For those who have no diving experience and skills, but want to conveniently enjoy diving in Asia, they should go to Sipadan Island. Sipadan Island has been a ‘natural sanctuary’ for quite some time, which means that it is free of inhabitants so that beginners can enjoy peaceful diving there. In addition, beginners will experience first-hand encounters with various species of sea creatures in their untouched natural habitat.
4. Boracay (Philippines)
The tiny island of Boracay is located in the center of the Philippines. The white sand and powder beaches on the islands are considered some of the best in the world and this is the reason it is so famous. For anyone who wants to learn diving in the Philippines, the Boracay Islands is where they should be headed. All aspects that are needed by novice divers to enjoy their first dive and have a lot of fun are available when diving in the water that surrounds the island. There is a small barrier reef in the west of the island that has a number of dive sites ideal for beginners, and beginners can also dive at Angle Point, Coral Gardens and Santosan as well.
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5. Gili Islands (Indonesia)
If you are a beginner diver and happen to be in Indonesia, then you can find the most popular hotspot for diving just east of Bali, in Lombok. The Gili Islands include 3 idyllic, tiny islands just off the coast that are perfect for any beginner. Visibility is usually excellent, there are many easy dive sites, which are conveniently accessible, and there are many dive centers with great facilities to choose from. Most of the diving that begins can do in the water surrounding the island will be in the form of drift dives.
Simply because you don’t have enough diving experience and/or diving skills it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the diving experience in Asia. Asia is home to many dive sites that are perfect for beginners like you, whether you want to learn to dive or just enjoy some less challenging diving.