Best diving in Asia & the Pacific

From Japan to The Philippines, from Thailand to New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific Islands represent most of the dream destinations for most scuba divers. The Coral triangle formed by Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines has on display some of the most incredible marine biodiversity.

In the heart of the South Pacific, islands like Hawaii or French Polynesia offer pelagic action with sharks and manta rays. The best diving in Asia – Pacific region also includes several Marine World Heritage Sites such as The Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef in Australia, New Caledonia, Tubbataha Reefs in the Philippines and the Ogasawara Islands in Japan.

Special notes:

  • You can find my personal favourites with the ♥ symbol.
  • Destinations promoting unethical activities such as feeding and baiting have been excluded from this list.

Best diving in Asia

  • Japan
  • Philippines
    • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
    • Coron Island
    • Malapascua ♥
    • Moalboal, Cebu
    • Dauin, Negros
    • Balicasag, Bohol ♥
  • Thailand
    • Koh Tao
    • Koh Lanta
    • Similan Islands
  • Malaysia
    • Sipadan, Borneo
  • Indonesia
    • Komodo ♥
    • Raja Ampat, Papua
    • Lembeh, Sulawesi
    • Bunaken, Sulawesi
    • Wakatobi, Sulawesi

Best diving in the Pacific

Hawaiian Damselfish and Antler Coral - scuba diving in Middle Reef Molokini Crater Maui Hawaii USA

  • Australia
    • The Great Barrier Reef
    • Ningaloo Reef
    • Rapid Bay
  • New Caledonia
    • Noumea
    • Isle of Pines ♥
    • Hienghène ♥
  • Vanuatu
    • Luganville, Espiritu Santo ♥
  • French Polynesia
  • New Zealand
    • Cavalli Islands
    • Poor Knights Islands
  • Hawaii, USA


Best diving in Asia Pacific
Best diving in Asia Pacific