The No. 1 spot on my list, however, never changes — my ultimate underwater experience will always be a face-to-face encounter with nature’s largest mammal, the whale.
Some of the best dive sites in the world are also home to some of the ocean’s strongest currents, which is no coincidence — strong currents often bring good visibility and a surfeit of plankton, which in turn attracts fish and makes for thriving, productive reefs.
An independent study shows that Thailand caught almost 25 tons of shark from 2000-2008.
Just over a week ago, the state government of Western Australia confirmed plans to implement drastic shark control measures.
A look at some of the worlds top shark diving destinations
A few years ago, while diving off Utila, in the Bay Islands of Honduras, I was surprised to see dive centers actively advocating the killing of lionfish in local waters.