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Best Dive Locations in The World (2020 Guide)

what's up guys welcome to another video

by goats on the road this is a little

bit different of a video again this week

if you tuned in last week you'll see

that the reason I did an update of what

it's like for us here in Portugal on

lockdown and of course it's not just us

on lockdown it's everybody around the

world mostly right now including a good

friend of mine Justin Carmack who runs a

YouTube channel all about diving and I

was talking in the last video about how

we need to connect with people virtually

as much as we can and this is one way

that just and I are gonna do it

so today Justin's gonna do this video

for me he's gonna show you guys the best

dive destinations in the world that you

can visit once everything opens up again

alright Justin take it away buddy

critter hunter

hello go fans my name is Justin and my

friends call me the critter hunter they

called me this because for the last 10

years I've been traveling the globe

trying to find and fill some of the

Earth's most rare and exotic underwater

critters scuba diving has brought me

face to face with some of the most

interesting species on our planet but

it's not always the critters that I

might find on a dive

sometimes it's the dive itself that is

life-changing

as the underwater videographer and

travel writer I've been lucky enough to

scuba dive some of the seriously

incredible locations and in this video I

want to share with you my favorite dive

destinations that you should explore at

least once in your lifetime so let's get

going number five so number five I'm

gonna go with Indonesia and by the way

these are in no particular order or

anything they're just kind of random so

Indonesia is not only one of the best

dive locations on the entire planet but

I also wanted to mention it because it

just so happens to be one of the

locations I got the scuba dive and

explore what

Nik himself together with other friends

Nick and I got to scuba dive in Komodo

National Park and later see the Komodo

dragons and after komodo we went off to

a lower which has a dive site that is

famous for having the biggest

concentration of Seon enemies on the

planet from there we got to explore the

absolutely untouched Raja Ampat we

filmed lots of wobbegong sharks pristine

reefs and countless more it was one trip

that neither Nick or I or anybody else

that ever visits there will ever forget

and in fact they have their own video

about their scuba trip so you can watch

that here number four next up let's head

all the way to the Red Sea and explore

waters that are warm year-round are

crystal clear and have some of the best

reef in all of Africa and the Middle

East so any time I praised the scuba

diving in Egypt people are always

surprised but when normal people think

of Egypt they imagine desert sand hot

sand and ancient ruins and camels but

when I imagine Egypt

I remember my year of scuba diving and

one of the best times of my life that's

right I did say one year I actually

headed to Egypt to dive the famous Blue

Hole I was supposed to stay about a week

and I fell in love with the diving so

much that I it didn't leave for a whole

year and I did nothing but dive almost

every single day it's that good so there

are actually a lot of scuba cities

around Egypt like her Garda Marsa Alam

el gouna sharm el sheikh but my absolute

favorite is the hob in the Sinai

from to hub you could get two famous

sides like the blue hall or disembark

but there's so many other dive sites

around the hub that will keep you busy

both sides are great for critter hunters

and suitable for all levels of

diversification so I highly recommend

for anyone to explore the dive sites of

Egypt and particularly to Hub number 3

so number three I gotta go with Portugal

so Portugal first hit my radar of four

or five years ago because a lot of my

friends kept going there to do their

dive master internships and other

courses as well so it's a definite

hotspot for doing your paddy courses but

it also just happens to be one of the

best or maybe the best dive locations in

all of Europe so you're gonna be spoiled

if you do your dive master internship

there so most divers around Europe don't

have a lot of world-class dive locations

to choose from so most of them just fly

to Egypt because it's so close but I

think the main reason for that is the

Mediterranean is kind of dull and

lifeless for the most part but that's

what makes Portugal standout the Azores

Islands which are part of Portugal but

far off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean

our pristine they're protected they're

not overcrowded and so they have some of

the best reefs and animal life

year-round and I dare say that in the

Azores you might even get sick of

turtles you'll see that many and during

season between July and October you're

gonna see a ton of manta rays

that's the manner RACI is in and that's

what most people want to go there

because there's so many but if you want

to go an off season the waters a little

colder but surprisingly there's still a

ton of marine life so even without

diving Portugal is one of the most

amazing countries in the world to visit

and as you guys know the goats are

actually stuck there now during lockdown

so say hi it it goes and if you want to

watch their Lisbon video you can watch

that here number two so next up is the

extremely remote island nation of

Mauritius Burgess is located in southern

central Indian Ocean in the middle of

nowhere somewhere between Southeast Asia

and Africa but even though it's gonna be

extremely long flights to get there

you'll thank me when you go in fact Mark

Twain was actually quoted saying

Mauritius was made first and then heaven

heaven being copied after Mauritius

what else could I add to that even

though I think old mark was talking

about the topside beauty I think he

would be even more impressed if he did a

little bit of diving in Mauritius the

dive sites are unique because they have

a lot of upheavals and rock formations

and the light that are also covered in

marine life and corals and although

there are a lot of dive sites that are

world-class around the island I think if

you asked anybody they would probably

tell you that flick and flick if I

pronounced that right flick and flick is

the highlight of the country which is

saying a lot and there is the tone of

marine life there and it's a protected

reserve so you can imagine how pristine

the reef and the reef fish and all the

critters there are

so just like all the other locations on

this list I promise you if you make that

really long trip you'll thank me when

you get there and you will not be to

support it in the diving of Mauritius

number one so last but certainly not

least is the Philippines and guess what

right now as I speak in lockdown I am

here in quarantine in the Philippines I

happen to be here with lockdown started

and I don't mind because this is the

best location in the entire world my

absolute favorite for scuba diving and

for critter hunting it doesn't matter if

you're a critter hunter like me that is

all about the species and finally really

exotic and rare critters that you can't

find in many other countries or if

you're just here for the relaxing scuba

diving and pristine beaches and vibrant

topside beauty whatever you're here for

Phillip is really has it all so if you

want to see more about the Philippines

and the underwater creatures that I'm

finding here and filming every day take

a look at this video

nikka put the link up for one of my

videos from the Philippines and I think

you'll fall in love with it just like I

do I highly recommend this for any scuba

diver whether you're a beginner or

advanced underwater videographer or just

want to hang out you're not going to be

sorry for visiting the Philippines so

there you have it guys those are my top

five recommendations to visit in 2020

and let me know in the comments below

what did I miss what do you think I

should have mentioned where have you

been diving just let me know and if you

want to see more videos like this I'm

goes on the road just comment below and

let Nick and reefs know

or better yet everybody just ahead to my

channel and subscribe and you're gonna

see videos like this and other videos

where I film really exotic and rare

creatures and post every day on my

channel so thank you guys so much for

watching

Thank You NIC and Maurice I love you

guys stay safe from Lisbon and I'll see

you guys on the next one bye

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