Here at Oyster Diving, we love discovering new dive locations. Diving in serene waters full of various fish and colourful corals never gets old. But sometimes, we like to discover diving locations that are a little further off the beaten track (so to speak). That’s why, we have decided to explore some of the most unique diving locations in the world. This article lists some of our favourites for you to explore! Read on to find out more.
Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri
Hidden in Missouri, Bonne Terre Mine is one of the most popular diving adventures in America and it’s easy to see why. Underwater pillars, archways and ceilings stretch for miles in all directions, mapping out this stunning submerged mine.
This stunning diving location originated in 1961 when nearly 100 years of mining ceased. The world’s largest lead mine was all mined out, the pumps were turned off and the water trickled in to fill the void. Fully submerged, this mine has year-round 100ft visibility and is one of the most unique diving locations in the world.
Silfra Fissure – Iceland
Have you ever thought about swimming between two continents? Well, that’s exactly what you can do at the Silfra Fissure in Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park. The National Park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its geological uniqueness.
The unique landscape of the Silfra Fissure is caused by continental drift which causes the two continents to separate by a couple of centimetres a year. This diving location is also renowned for its crystal-clear waters, unlike anywhere else, that are the result of freezing glacier water which is filtered through lava fields for years before ending up in the lake. As a result, the lake has an abundance of fish species but they don’t usually venture far into the Silfra fissure. For a unique diving location, this is as good as it gets!...