Hi buddy short route, for you freediving fans, Southeast Asia becomes one of the most favored places. Some places in the region are recognized as a haven of freediving enthusiasts, here are the 5 best freediving spots in Southeast Asia. Freediving itself is a way to dive into the water without using a breathing apparatus as usual, for that freediving activity is highly dependent on how a person dives.
For some people, freediving is a way to enjoy the depths of the ocean without having to carry as much equipment as a respirator. Some others think freediving is a way to blend with the sea and nature, others to express themselves. here are the 5 best freediving places in Southeast Asia:
1. Amed, Bali (Indonesia)
Bali is already very famous in the world as a favorite tourist destination, even some foreign citizens are willing to settle in Bali because of its beauty. The fishing village located in East Bali is one of the most famous freediving places in Indonesia, the village is named Amed. With so many freediving options available, Amed is the best freediving place you can find.
Amed is one of the dive sites in the presence of Japanese ships (Japanese Wreck), so you will be able to find a variety of marine animals in it. April and November are the best times if you want to visit Amed.
2. Sipadan Island (Malaysia)
Malaysia also has a world-class freediving place, the place is on Sipadan Island. The location of Sipadan Island itself is not far from Kalimantan / Borneo Island. In Pulau Sipadan you can still find turtles laying eggs, but it can also see the reef sharks. Introduced first by the French explorer Jacques Cousteau, Sipadan is the only island in Malaysia that is rated as one of the best dive sites in the world. The island and the surrounding perarias are set as a garden by the Malaysian government, so you must stay on the nearby island while organizing a diving trip in Sipadan.
3. Coron, Palawan (Filiphina)
Coron Island is the third largest island in the Calamian Islands north of Palawan in the Philippines. The island is known for the existence of some junk ship Japanese relics of World War II. Coron is also home to a strange and unilated sea horse, as well as a lake of fresh water and salt water. Not much marine life you can meet here, but there is a gigantic limestone cliff wall that can make you have an unforgettable experience. Coron to be one place you should not miss for diving, try to plan ahead to visit it.
4. Kimbey Pay (Papua New Guinea)
Kimbe Bay is a fairly new area, now the place is being exploited by the freedivers and also scuba divers. What’s interesting about Kimbe Bay is the abundance of biodiversity that is there, with over 60 percent of the coral species in the Indo-Pacific region to be found there, and there are also more than 860 species of fish and coral reefs. If lucky, you can see dolphins and also some sharks, even Japanese warplanes from World War II to be explored.
5. Koh Tao (Thailand)
Koh Tao is a small island that is part of the Chumphon Islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Prepare yourself to dive in one of these freediver favorites, as Koh Tao has a certified Scuba Diving Center. The atmosphere of diving in tropical waters and low prices is what makes Koh Tao a favorite place for divers from all over the world, thus encouraging tourists in high numbers. You can also see giant groupers, tiger sharks, and if you’re lucky to meet a Whale Shark.