01 Mar Diving Spots for Adrenaline Junkies
Diving Spots for Adrenaline Junkies
Dive enthusiasts will do anything to have that adrenaline high and shallow dives just don’t cut after a while. Here are the most exhilarating and dangerous dive sites in the world. These dive sites are not for the faint-hearted!
Egypt’s Blue Hole, Dahab and Sinai, Egypt
The most dangerous dive site in the world is known to most as the ‘Diver’s Cemetery’. This unbelievable attraction is known for ‘the arch’ which is a passage way to open waters, located approximately 56m below the surface. The recommended depth for any scuba diver is 30m. When you pass the 30 m mark, nitrogen narcosis begins to set in which can alter the diver’s judgment and decision making capabilities. Approximately 150 divers have lost their lives at this location, over the past 15 years.
Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef, Belize
This blue sink hole is known for its contrasting blue colors, showing the deepest, darkest blue alongside lighter hues of azure. The blue hole measures nearly 305m across and 124m deep.
The Shaft Sinkhole, Mount Gambier, Australia
This incredible dive site is full of cave diving. At the beginning of this dive, the divers must take off their equipment in order to get through a man hole, far too small for both the diver and his equipment. Once their equipment is passed through to them, they can dive through a series of extremely dark and dangerous caves.
Cenote Esqueleto, The Temple of Doom, Tulum, Mexico
Aptly known by its nickname, ‘The Temple of Doom,’ the Cenote Esqueleto located in Mexico can be dangerous from the very onset. Once the divers have jumped in, they are advised to stay within the sunlit areas as it can get extremely dark in places.
Coco’s Island, Costa Rica
Coco’s island is one of the most remote dive sites in the world, taking usually over 35 hours to reach this location by boat. However, what makes this destination truly dangerous is the huge number of sharks that lurk in the waters of this dive site. Other species from this area include white top reef sharks, giant manta rays, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and sea turtles.
Samaesan Hole, Samaesan Bay, Thailand
This hole has an impressive depth of 85 m. With its incredibly strong currents, if you are not well prepared, it can take you way out of your course. In addition to these strong currents, there are a lot of unexploded bombs laying around. The Samaesian hole is a former military dumping ground, making it a unique but dangerous diving location.
Jacob’s Well, Wimberley Texas
Jacob’s Well is located in the south west of Austin Texas and at first glance it looks like an average swimming hole. However, once you get below the surface, you’ll encounter a series of caves, the first two being suitable for most divers, but once you approach the third chamber, the dive begins to get a little harder.
Devil’s Caves, Ginnie Springs Florida
The Devil’s Caves is located approximately 35 miles off the northwest of Gainsville, Florida. The water’s temperature here is warm all year round. The Devils is made up from a network of caves systems named, ‘Little Devil’, ‘Devil’s Eye’ and ‘Devil’s Ear’. These caves happen to be the most dangerous sites in the whole springs. At the opening of the ‘Devil’s Ear’, there is a vortex with which divers need to be careful around, as it can easily suck you in.
Of course, there are a lot of other awesome spots if you really love adventure, you just have to find them.