Swimming in the crystal clear water amidst the reef wildlife is purely a magical experience. Imagine yourself diving in the pristine water, exploring the under-water life.
It will surely leave you spell-bound. Moreover, you’ll feel refreshed with the tranquillity of the water. So let’s find out the places that can offer you the best swimming experiences across the globe.
1. The Maldives Islands
With 26 atolls, the beautiful Maldives Island amidst the Indian Ocean, offers immaculate blue water. The reef wildlife is a major tourist attraction here. So, pack your swimming kit and get ready to dive in.
2. Wakatobi, Indonesia
This amazing marine dive resort is the ultimate paradise for swimmers. Located at the southern side of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, Wakatobi consists for 4 islands namely Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, Binongko. For lovers of under-water life, the resort has around 750 species of coral reef and approx. 942 fish species.
3. Enchanted River, Philippines
This pleasant river located at Surigao del sur, Philippines offers the most serene blue waters, home to innumerable fishes and under-water species. For swimmers, snorkelers and under-water explorers, this place is the absolute destination.
4. Redang Island, Malaysia
Located off the eastern Malaysian coast, Redang Island is among the 9 isles that form an aquatic park. This island has amazing opportunities for diving and snorkelling and you can even explore sea turtles conservation here. This exclusive tropical ecstasy can be visited through resort boats operated from Kuala Terenganu or Merang.
5. Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
Known as the “capital of fresh water SCUBA diving”, Tobermory has the Canada’s first National Sea Park, The Fathom Five National Marine Park. With more than 20 old shipwrecks, this place is alluring for scuba divers and swimmers. Put your diving lessons to test here!
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6. Cayo Coco – Cuba
Named after local white ibis ‘coco birds’, Cayo Coco is one of the most beautiful islands in central Cuba, nestled near the Ciego de Avila province. With marshy lands to savannahs, this island is still inhabited by wild flora and fauna. Pristine beaches, all-inclusive resorts and coral reef are enough to attract swimmers from across the globe.
7. Jenny Lake – Wyoming
With a rich history of about 12,000 years, Jenny Lake at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA, is a great swimming place for divers. The lake is said to be 129 meters deep, formed by the rock debris pushed by glaciers.
8. Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, commonly known as the Four Kings, is ranked among the top 10 diving destinations across the world and tops the list of places for underwater diversity. If you have love for marine life, then check out this place, which has the most diverse species recorded so far.
9. Cayo Arena, Dominican Republic
To have a spectacular marine view of the blue and green deep water, there is no place better than Cayo Arena. It is often called the ‘fantasy island’. Small in size, this island offers extremely soft sand and tropical water that is best for snorkelers and divers.
10. Lake Mackenzie, Australia
Located at the Great Sandy National Park in Queensland, Australia, Lake McKenzie is a hovering Lake on Fraser Island. This lake offers pure, unsullied water for swimmers who love to dive in serenity.
11. Linapacan Island – Philippines
With less population, the Linapacan Island in Philippines offers the most serene and clear beaches. The water here is the purest of all. So all you divers out there can enjoy a swim in immaculate water here.
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12. Los Roques, Venezuela
Los Roques can be rightly called the marine destination of rich and famous as it has the reputation of attracting wealthy sea lovers, especially Europeans. With private yatchs harboured inside the shallow waters, these water explorers come here to view the rich marine life and wide range of seabirds.
13. Bodrum – Turkey
Known as the port city of Turkey, Bodrum is famous for the Bodrum Castle overlooking the marina and the harbour. With alluring charm for the divers, this marine city hosts various cultural festivals all over the year. You can enhance your underwater information at the Underwater Archaeology museum here.
14. Cala Macarelleta, Menorca – Spain
Spain – The sea here with turquoise water is quite and calm with soft, white sand all over the beach. Pine and oak trees, sheltered this idyllic bay making it a warm place to take a sunbath.
15. Hurghada, Egypt
Owing to its calm water and sprawling natural beaches, Hurghada, Egypt enjoys the status of being one of the most famous destinations for snorkelers and scuba divers. If you have a fetish for measuring the length of crystal clean waters, this is the place to be.
16. Sabah – Malaysia
Beyond the Sabah coasts exists a large number of coral reefs and islands, including Pulau Banggi, the largest Malaysian Island. It’s a major destination for divers. So make your way to Sabah, the Malaysian 13 member state.
17. Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia
Amidst the Cradle Mountains in Tasmania, Australia, Dove Lake offers an exclusive ambiance with tussock grasses and pencil pines. The deciduous beach at the lake surrounding the blue clear water is relaxing for swimmers.
18. Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul – Brazil
Municipality of Bonito, located in Mato Grosso do sul, the Brazilian state is known for its implausible blue water. Owing to the blue coloured water, the destination is famously known as Central-West’s Caribbean. The amazing natural water filter here clears all the impurities of the water making the river extremely hygienic for swimmers.
19. To Sua Ocean Trench – Samoa
It’s one of its kind swimming destination where you’ll find a pool full of clear water. Access is through a ladder. Here Sua means ‘big hole’. So, you can enjoy an extraordinary water experience here.
20. Panari Island, Okinawa – Japan
With coral and marine life as exquisite and beautiful as the Great Barrier Reef, Panari Islands is one of the most sought after destination in Asia for divers and swimmers.
We have given you enough details about some of the destinations where you would love to go. Now it’s your chance to run your mind and identify this astonishing beach that is said to house around 400 kinds of corals, tropical fishes and whale sharks. Shout out your guesses in the comments section below.
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