Asking divers for a list of the world’s best dive sites is like asking a movie buff for a list of the greatest films ever made. It’s tough, almost impossible, to make such a list. It’s also unfair to say one dive site is better than another. Each location has its own transformative aura, its own unique ecosystem and its own beauty. That’s why we’ve put together a catalog of dive sites that will make your senses tingle and your hearts full. Since diving and TAG Heuer are so entwined, we’ll also help you find the right TAG Heuer Aquaracer for every dive. So, leap into our list and let these magical sites wash over you. Ready? Take a deep breath…and dive.
Cape Kri (0.5563° S, 130.6905° E)
Raja Ampat in Indonesia should be on every diver’s bucket list. And sites like Cape Kri will justify those long flights and layovers. A few years ago, scientists recorded the most fish species on a single dive at this site. So if you’re looking for warm waters and healthy coral reefs, this is where it’s at. And when you travel so far, you deserve to take a special kind of dive watch with you. Meet the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver. Equipped with the new COSC Calibre TH30-00, a water resistance over 1000m, a helium valve, and a remarkable design, this is the ultimate luxury dive watch.
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SS Thistlegorm (27.814° N, 33.920° E)
One of the most stunning wreck dives in the world, the SS Thistlegorm is a diver’s window into history. You can still find a visible cargo of trucks, jeeps, motorcycles and tanks. All the way, you’ll also encounter batfish and other treasures of the Red Sea. The perfect occasion for a watch like the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver. Inspired by the orange diver reference 844, the new Orange Diver is both vibrant and familiar. The orange dial strikes a strong contrast against the blue of the ocean. It’s made for the Red Sea.
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Cocos Island (5.5282° N, 87.0574° W)
Looking for a safe but exciting night dive with sharks? Meet the Manuelita Shallows, a coral garden at the world-renowned Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica. It’s home to a wide array of marine life thanks to a rich convergence of oceanic currents and its designation as a marine protected area, with no fishing since 1982. This is a good time to remind you that on any night dive, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver* is your ideal companion. The first-ever Night Diver was released in the 1980s. Since then, there’s been no mistaking the legend’s dramatic black-coated case and luminous dial. The original model was thrust into the spotlight by that famous fictional secret agent on the big screen. (You know who we’re talking about.)
Barracuda Point (4.1150° N, 118.6287° E)
Barracuda Point showcases the best of Sipidan’s world-famous diving. True to its name, divers here encounter hundreds of chevron barracuda. They’re often seen schooling in a vibrant reef teeming with 3,000 species of fish. It’s a legendary site. And the watch we’d recommend for this sort of dive is the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300. It’s one of our most refined dive watches, offering water resistance up to 300 meters. Every feature of this timepiece asserts our authority as a maker of dive watches.
By Johnny Chen
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