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wreck is located nea the city of ålesund

   Norway  Norwegian Sea
Big wreck in good shape. resting at the dept of approximately 180 feet
Visibility 20- 90 feet, depending on the season.

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Manta Alley

   Indonesia  Flores Sea
Manta Alley located about Tora Langkoi Bay was described in the briefing as a deep gully that funnels the changing tide at up to 3-4 knots at the top and bottom of the tide, and could still be running at up to 1 knot during our dive at "slack water". A bit of a giveaway from the name of the site, but this signature Komodo dive is the main location in Komodo to find manta rays - often as many as 10 or 20. It's a rock islet that just punctures the sea's surface in a small craggy chain, inside the bay along the south coast of Komodo.

Streamed out on the end of your reef hook, are exposed to the full force of the current, so your valve free-flows as you face into it, your hose vibrates like a guitar string and mask is likely to fill with water whenever turn a head

You'll start your dive to the east of the rocks where another submerged mound rises to just a few metres below the surface. In the lee area between this mound and the rocky islet, where the maximum depth is 15 metres, there are almost always a couple of juvenile mantas playing around.

Another option however, is to drop down the steep eastern slope of the mound to the site's deepest section. Follow the slope of orange soft corals and encrusting invertebrates down to depth where giant trevally, white tip and black tip reef sharks roam in search of food. Make your way round to the north and in the direction of the islet chain, keeping alert for some huge black fantail rays resting on the bottom of the reef's substrate.

Eventually you arrive at a series of 3 underwater channels that run between the islet and its most northerly rocky protrusion. The channels are 18 metres or so deep and quite wide. Often schools of large bumphead parrotfish hang out here and mantas circle this area too.

Once you're through the channels onto the west side of the islet, you'll be out of bottom time and making your way up to 5 metres. Again the shallows here seem to be a favourite jaunt with manta rays. If the rays are not present then watch the surge areas close to the rocks. These are home to some formidably sized fish such as mangrove red snapper, emporers and giant sweetlips. Great barracuda often patrol here too.

Manta Alley is always one of the most frequently requested dives on any Komodo liveaboard, provided that you can handle the chill of these southern waters.

Information from website

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   Northern Mariana Islands  Philippine Sea

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Veligandu North

   Maldives  Indian Ocean
Rasdhoo Atoll - Maldives.

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Gladden Spit, East of Placencia, Belize

   Belize  Caribbean Sea
Daily boat trip is about 90 minutes to the dive site. To see the whale sharks, its important to dive 2-4 days after a full moon and the best months are April, May and June. Placencia is a pretty quaint little town, nothing like the far busier San Pedro. Seahorse Dive Shop is probably the best in the area and the owners are fantastic divers and captains.

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Bangka Island, Bunaken National Marine Park

   Indonesia  Celebes Sea
Better than Bunaken or Siladen. Lots of soft coral. Occasional schools of bumphead parrotish.

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Playa Lagun

   Netherlands Antilles  Caribbean Sea
Nice dive at Playa Lagun, one of the top spots at the caribbean island curacao.

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Hafza Thila - North Ari Atoll

   Maldives  Indian Ocean
Experience grade: OK for Open water divers, but make sure not to wait too long on the surface while there is some current.

This dive sites is simply excellent. It has a very convenient shape, and beautiful formations, easy to dive and you can always expect to get thrilled by a nice encounter.

On your way down - you will get surrounded by a giant shoal of blue keel unicorn fish.
You will be able to see the top of the thila as soon as you stick your head under the surface. It is shaped oval and the top is at 10 -13m, which makes it extremely convenient for a safety stop on the way up. During rough sea you may difficult to find the Thila, so better to carry GPS.

The thila is sloping down steadily on each side with plateaus and big coral blocks positioned here and there all the way to the sandy bottom at around 35m.
By the coral blocks on the top you will be able to find stone fish and scorpion fish hiding underneath and in small holes and crevices. If you look really carefully, it is often possible to find a small leaf fish, hiding between the soft coral and sponges.
Under some of the bigger coral blocks you can sometimes find baby white tip reef shark or a nurse shark or two.
Hawksbill turtles and gray reef sharks are visiting the thila frequently.

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Pig Island - ocean side reef

   Papua New Guinea  Pacific
Pig Island isn't shown on the map. It's the last in a small chain along the barrier reef. It's one of our most popular dive sites. Check website and click on the Pig Island tag for more info.

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Sardina Bay, Canary Island

   Spain  Atlantic (African coastal)
Quiet bay. The dive is from harbour with a comfortable entry. Full of sea horses, damsel fish, nudis, an lot of small stuff

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   Norway  Atlantic (European coastal)
ww2 wreck in good condition, one of the my favourite wreckcs. Depht is fro 60 feet to 130 feet, deck level.
Normally you will find schools of fish here, and the wreck is a must for uw photographers :)

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Black Coral Wall, Utila

   Honduras  Caribbean Sea
Popular dive site on the south shore of Utila, named after the type of black corals found there. Shallow top of the reef with sand channels and hard coral formations, then more or less steep wall of hard corals dropping down to 40m+ parallel to the shore. Different kinds of angelfish, creole wrasse, trumpetfish, toadfish, spotted drum, green moray, slender filefish.

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Tiran Island, Gulf of Aqaba

   Egypt  Red Sea
Superb dive spot for larger pelagics and coral life.

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Magic Passage

   Papua New Guinea  Pacific
A shipping channel between Kranket Island and Leper Island near Madang.

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Palancar Horseshoe

   Mexico  Caribbean Sea
Lots of sponges and the walls offer a few swim thrus

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Capo Caccia - Sardinia

   Italy  Tyrrhenian Sea
There are many diving centers

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Cape Kri

   Indonesia  Halmahera Sea
Green Water

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Leštinka quarry

   Czech Republic
Very nice quarry.
Diving all year round.
Many fish, mainly pike, catfish, carp,sturgeon,bass,crayfish and very very interesting underwater museum/new 2009/

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Sun Set House Reef

   Cayman islands  Caribbean Sea
Stone Fish

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Colombia Shallows

Squirel fish in Cozumel.

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