Top Scuba Diving Sites Around the World

For the adventurer looking for the unknown and the untouched, we’ve compiled a list of where—and when—to get your fix.

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Sipadan, Malaysia

Sipadan, the only oceanic island in Malaysia, has an extremely limited permit system for diving, making it a highly exclusive place to visit. But witnessing barracuda join together to create a feeding makes the trip well worth it. “It was one of my life’s most memorable moments,” says Lisa Niver, a PADI Divemaster/Master Diver with over 300 dives. Try using Scott Dunn luxury travel bookers for a one-of-a-kind diving vacation. Best time to go: July through August; from $1,440 per person for a 5-day stay; 858-523-9000;