Dive The Coral Triangle: A Descent into Unmatched Beauty
Nestled in the area where the mighty Pacific and Indian oceans collide sits an area of unequaled biodiversity and beauty. The Coral Triangle refers to the geographical area that includes Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Also known as the ‘Amazon of the Seas’, this 2.3 million square mile area is home to a staggering 76% of the world’s coral species, 6 of the 7 marine turtle species, and at least 2,228 tropical fish species. Of these 2000+ reef fishes, 235 are found only inside the Coral Triangle.
If you’re looking for something on the larger side, the Coral Triangle’s ecosystem also supports blue whales, sperm whales, dolphins, and the endangered and incredibly awesome dugong. This incredible amount of biodiversity in a relatively small area makes the Coral Triangle a must visit for anyone who calls themselves a scuba dive enthusiast. Thankfully, in recent decades both luxurious and primitive dive resorts have sprung up across the region, and liveaboards now crisscross the seas taking divers to remote locales featuring aquatic species found nowhere else on earth.
Selecting an area to Dive the Coral Triangle or a particular resort for your diving adventure can be extremely daunting; luckily Ultimate Dive Travel is here to answer any questions you might have regarding the best site to explore. They might suggest dive sites at Raja Ampat, located just off the shores of West Papua, Indonesia, or the Philippines. At sites like these, divers routinely encounter barracuda, sea turtles, and moray eels–and some lucky divers also come across schools of hammerhead sharks and the ever elusive whale shark. World-class dive sites can also be found at Komodo National Park, in Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands and the Philippines. Here divers will frequently encounter manta rays, reef sharks, jellyfish, and both hard and soft coral species endemic to the region.
The Coral Triangle is an area of unimaginable biodiversity that offers a dive experience like no other place on earth. Whether you decide to explore a small piece of this paradise while relaxing at one of the region’s many resorts, or transverse the tropical seas aboard a ship while diving at multiple locales, Ultimate Dive Travel is here to guide you in the direction making your adventure in the Coral Triangle one you will never forget.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip and Dive the Coral Triangle.