Bali has some of the best underwater landscapes and marine life in the world. If you are into diving, around South East Asia or thinking of starting, you do not want to give this place a miss.
Hanifaru Bay also known as 'Vandhuymaafaru Adi' by the locals is a marine protected island with a natural underwater bay located in Baa Atoll, Maldives. The area was declared as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in July 2011.
Maldives has always been popular among divers for whalesharks and mantarays. Whaleshark hunting is a great experience among many divers where you try spotting it from far. It is commonly believed that the best way to the Maldives is via a liveaboard since the best dive sites are peppered throughout the atolls and not just within one particular region.
Raja Ampat is known to have the richest tropical coral reef bio-diversity in the world. It has over 1000 species of fishes, 540 species of hard corals, 4.6 million hectares of reef, seagrass, beds, mangroves and rocky coastline.