25 February 2014
The top dive site since our list began, way back in the year 2000, had been continually held by the Yongala - a fantastic wreck dive in Australia. But not anymore. Blue Corner Wall in Palau has steadily crept up the list and has now pushed the Yongala into second place.
The list is overwhelmingly dominated by warm water dives, with the only cold water representatives coming from the Galapagos, Iceland and, perhaps surprisingly, the Isle of Man.
by Len Deeley and Karen Gargani, John Wiley & Sons, 2009, 218 pages, Paperback
Details some of the best dive sites around the world, with some lovely photographs. The authors have included many of the dives listed in our best dives list. Available from UK and
How are the votes counted?
The first criteria is number of votes (weighted to favour the first choice dive site above the second). Where two dives tie for a position, priority is given to those with the most enticing descriptions and those whose area has several votes for different dives.
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