Even though most people like to go on holiday trips to golden beaches and sit next to palm trees, some of you might want to try something different. One of best experiences that you can have during a holiday vacation is to explore underwater locations because this is something unique and exciting. Not just that, but there are some incredible underwater locations that will simply take your breath away with their beauty.
20. The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is located in Australia and it’s renowned for having a rich underwater fauna. The reef expands for 1,400 miles (2,300 km) and it’s so big that it can even be seen from space!
19. Underwater Sculpture Park
Going to museums and looking at sculptures is amazing, but there’s something that can easily top that! We are talking about the underwater sculpture park located in the blue waters of Grenada.
18. Neptune Memorial Reef
The Neptune Memorial Reef is located in the Miami, Florida and it’s an underwater burial site. The crazy thing about this reef is that human remains have been used to create the base of the site. Now, this is spooky!
17. Deep Sea Vents
If you want to see an underwater location that is mindblowing, then you should check out the Deep Sea Vents located in Ecuador. The vents are 8,000 feet below the water’s surface and the mineral emissions make the water look bubbly.
16. The Ithaa Restaurant
People who get the chance to visit the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island should make it their top priority to check out the Ithaa Restaurant which is located beneath the Ocean’s surface. To make things even better, this is a 5-star restaurant.
15. The Cancun Museum
If you ever want to visit a museum that offers a unique experience, then you should go to the Mexican Carribean coast and visit the Cancun Underwater Museum. This museum was built back in 2009 and it has statues from famous sculptors such as Jason deCaires Taylor.
14. Shi Cheng
Shi Cheng is an ancient city that was built somewhere around 1300 years ago. The incredible thing about this city is that it now sits at 40 meters underwater after the valley where it was built was flooded back in 1959.
13. Orda Cave
The Orda Cave is located beneath the Ural Mountains, Russia and it stretches for 3.2 miles. However, only the best of divers are advised to check out this underwater cave because cave diving is really dangerous.
12. Belize Barrier Reef
Just look at the picture featured above, doesn’t the Belize Barrier Reef look amazing? This location has been described as “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies” by none other than Charles Darwin himself.
11. SS Thistlegorm
The SS Thistlegorm was sunk by German bombers back in 1941 and all experts divers can come and visit the incredible vessel. Moreover, the ship has all its war gear such as machine guns still equipped.
10. Blue Corner Wall
Ask any expert diver which is the most popular diving location in the world and they will tell you without hesitation that it’s the Blue Corner Wall. This underwater wonder is rich with colors from coral reefs and lots of fish.
Sandfalls is located in Cabo, Mexico and as the picture featured above clearly shows us, the water is filled with sand waterfalls. Can you imagine that? A sand waterfall sounds like something taken out of a fairytale book.
8. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
The people of Shanghai love to see underwater wonders and this is why the city has built an underwater museum. Therefore, people who are planning to visit Shanghai should make sure to check out this underwater museum.
7. Monterey Bay Aquarium
Since we previously mentioned Shanghai’s underwater museum, then we need to also talk about the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is located in California, USA. The cool thing about this museum is that it houses more than 600 marine species.
6. Green Lake
The Green Lake is located in Austria and this is not your usual lake. What makes this lake special is the fact that it’s submerged underwater. What’s coming next will make your jaw drop!
5. Jellyfish Lake
Do you like watching jellyfish? Well, then you should look no further than the Jellyfish Lake located in Palau. The cool thing about this lake is that the jellyfish are harmless and people are encouraged to scuba dive with them.
4. Sending Mail
Nowadays it’s really easy to send an email, but the people who live in the Vanuatu island have found an even better way to send letters. There is an underwater post office that is used by expert divers and snorkelers to send messages.
3. The Jules Undersea Lodge
Are you looking for a place where you can relax by yourself and get rid of all the noise made by the big city? Well, then you should go and check out the Jules Undersea Lodge because no one is ever going to bother you here.
2. McMurdo Sound
The McMurdo Sound is an ice shelf that is closely watched by scientists and nature researches because it’s filled with incredible ice formations and wild wildlife such as orcas and seals.
1. Fernando De Noronha
Fernando De Noronha is located in Brazil and it’s an archipelago made from 21 islands that spread for 220 miles. What makes this underwater location amazing is the fact that the water is so clear that divers are able to see 50 up to meters ahead, thus showing off the rich marine life.