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Most Underrated Dive Beaches Around The World

If you’re ready to get off the beaten track and explore some of the world’s most underrated dive sites you’re going to need to make sure you have all the essential equipment

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Enjoy your diving trip to any one of these amazing and underestimated diving spots and have a vacation to remember! Flickr

If you love scuba diving you’ve probably already visited some of the planet’s most popular dive spots. Bali, the Maldives and the Red Sea are just three of the best known places that keen divers flock to every year. However, there are lots of other dive beaches around the world that are well worth seeing but which are shockingly underrated. Here are some of the best kept secrets for adventurous divers out there who want to get off the beaten track.

Thailand – Koh Lipe

While Koh Lanta, a few hours further north is a well-known diving hotspot, Koh Lipe is a surprisingly beautiful place to explore the underwater world. The picturesque beaches here have stunning turquoise water and some spectacular marine life. Seahorses, shrimps, ghost pipefish and stone fish are common residents here while the soft corals under the water’s surface make Koh Lipe a dream for drift divers.

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Koh Lipe. Flickr

Canada – Newfoundland

While Canada isn’t well known for its warm and inviting waters, the beaches of Newfoundland are an amazing place to dive as long as you’re prepared for the chill! This north-east region of Canada may have cold temperatures but when you put on a dry suit and head underwater you’re sure to be impressed by the sea life here. Iceberg Alley is one of the best places to explore as you can see enormous ice chunks floating past. If you’re a fan of enormous marine creatures, minke and humpback whales can often be spotted in the summer months, while the sites just off St Johns are perfect for wreck divers. You can still see ship equipment and sailors’ belongings under the water thanks to the preserving properties of the cold water so head to Conception Bay to see no less than four shipwrecks under the water.

Malaysia- Perhentian Islands

While you may have experienced diving off Borneo, if you head 30 minutes away  to the north east coast of Malaysia you’ll find two islands that are the perfect spot for divers. Pulai Kecil and Pulau Besar are the Perhentian Islands and they are the perfect place for laid-back divers. You  can choose from deep much dives or shallow reef dives as well as several wreck sites. There’s also plenty of fish to see including scorpionfish, stingrays, snappers and black tip reef sharks.

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Perhentian Islands. Flickr

South Africa – Coral Gardens, Cape Town

If you’ve ever headed to South Africa for a spot of diving you were probably cage diving with Great  Whites. However there are lots of other diving activities here that don’t involve getting up close and personal with all those terrifying teeth. Head to Coral Gardens off the Cape Peninsula and see amazing colors of coral as well as an enormous diversity of sea creatures. There’s an amazing kelp garden to explore as well as spectacular giant granite boulders and even better, if you’re a novice scuba diver you’ll still be able to get the most out of your trip since the deepest part of the site is just 18 meters.

Indonesia – Sulawesi

While most people who travel to Indonesia head to Bali, Sulawesi in the north is a perfect place for divers to explore. Once known as Celebes, this island has a distinctive squid shape and boasts some amazing diving opportunities. The crystal clear waters and spectacular sea life makes this one of the best places to get under the water. Not only that, but it’s also a wonderful place to find out more about the local culture, with the burial rites of the southern highlands being especially fascinating. You’ll certainly not regret arranging a diving trip to this out of the way location.

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Sulawesi. Flickr

If you’re ready to get off the beaten track and explore some of the world’s most underrated dive sites you’re going to need to make sure you have all the essential equipment that you need. If you view this link you’ll find all the information you need to know about choosing the best diving gear to suit your requirements. The helpful advice that you’ll find will make your trip even better.

Enjoy your diving trip to any one of these amazing and underestimated diving spots and have a vacation to remember!

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Time To Ditch Up Your Dresses! Get Ready For All The New Summer Stuff

Depending on your destination, you can choose a crop top with shorts, a high slit skirt with a strappy top or even a holiday stunner like long flared pants with a slogan tube top and a jacket. 

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We would recommend a printed playsuit or jumpsuit because it brings a really fun vibe to a holiday outfit. It's comfortable but still so chic. Pixabay

Ditch the dresses and glam up for your summer vacation with a suitcase packed with something new.

Ritika Taneja, Head Category Management at ShopClues and Jankee and Stuti Desai, Founders of The Fancy Pants Store, give out fashion tips that will ensure you travel in style without carrying a dress.

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You can pick one that is fit and flair for a flirty, feminine look. Pixabay

* Denim skirt: You can never go wrong with a denim skirt on a vacation. Pair this with a one-piece for that dressy look. Or, just put on a tank top and a bolero jacket if you’re heading out for a mid-day break or even dinner at a nearby eatery.

* Co-Ords: Invest in a pair of co-ords for your holiday wardrobe. You could also opt for a yellow or pastel hue to add an unexpected element to your holiday look. Co-ords are etching their way into wardrobe staples and come in lots of combinations.

Depending on your destination, you can choose a crop top with shorts, a high slit skirt with a strappy top or even a holiday stunner like long flared pants with a slogan tube top and a jacket.

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Co-ords are etching their way into wardrobe staples and come in lots of combinations. Pixabay

* Playsuit: We would recommend a printed playsuit or jumpsuit because it brings a really fun vibe to a holiday outfit. It’s comfortable but still so chic. With the right accessories, it’s a look you can take from a day of sightseeing to a fancy dinner. You can pick one that is fit and flair for a flirty, feminine look. Accessorise it with a hair band and a stack of bracelets to complete your look.

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* High-waist trousers: If you’re not a beach person and prefer to just soak in the spirit of a new place making memories with great photographs, high-waist linen trousers are your best bet. Pair them with a bikini top and a silk scarf with large gold hoops and a dainty layered necklace for that perfect look. (IANS)