Reef Diving Locales and Their Amazing Biodiversity

Jun 24, 2013
Reef Diving Locales and Their Amazing Biodiversity

Reef diving is an activity that makes up a large portion of available scuba activities. The wide biodiversity of coral reefs ensures a colorful and compelling experience.  Natural reefs such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, coral reefs in The Red Sea between Africa and Asia, Taveuni, Fiji as well as many reefs through the Asian nations of Micronesia, Malaysia, and The Philippines all offer amazing places to go diving and take in the scenery. Reef diving amid the coral reefs give access to the most brilliant tropical fish in the world including parrotfish, butterflyfish, damselfish, and wrasses. The coral and other plant life such as algae, anemones, and sponges also contribute to the brightly hued environment. In the reefs and at their fringes, a wide diversity of predators can also be found including eels, sharks, and sea snakes hunting for a meal. Many reefs also host a wide range of crustaceans, turtles, and may even provide the opportunity to see dolphins. Wherever you go reef diving and whatever your preference in live viewing indulgence, visiting a reef is sure to give a memorable experience.

Tell us about your favorite reef dive sites and your experience at the dive site – to help us create a better dive information resource for all.

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