5 Dive Spots in South East Asia You Don’t Want to Miss

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#1 Nudi Falls, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Funny how a little critter could inspire so much desire.

Funny how a little critter could inspire so much desire.

You could dive anywhere for the coral reefs and common marine life, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a nudibranch; a colourful sea slug that are pretty rare elsewhere but here. Prepare your cam; there is a lot to photograph at this dive spot.

#2 Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

Schools of fish for you to follow and study.

Schools of fish for you to follow and study.

Surely you must have heard of this? If not, let us enlighten your diver’s senses. Touted as one of the top dive destinations in the world, Sipadan has an abundance of coral reef and many an exotic critter.

#3 Similan Islands, Thailand

"Surf's up, dude."

“Surf’s up, dude.”

White sand beaches, crystal clear waters and truckloads of marine life are what you can expect when you visit the Similan Islands. It’s Thailand’s best snorkelling and diving spot, and it boasts an array of natural wonders like migrating Whale Sharks, nesting turtles and even the rare Nicobar Pigeons.

#4 Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

We don't even need to go underwater to enjoy the view.

We don’t even need to go underwater to enjoy the view.

This dive spot has the largest recorded diversity of fish and coral on earth. Let us repeat that. In the world! Over 500 coral species and 1,000 fish species have been known to populate Raja Ampat, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

#5 Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, Philippines

Wonder if the water's better to swim here?

Wonder if the water’s better to swim here?

Home to many an endangered species, the Tubbataha is a cornucopia of marine life with outstanding reefs that have awed divers worldwide. Although you can only get there by boat, it’s well worth the trip; be audience to large marine animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays.

Related: Into The Blue: Top 7 Diving Spots In The World

Which are your preferred dive spots, nomads?

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