Here are the World’s Best Places for Freediving

Here are the World’s Best Places for Freediving

You might want to add these freediving sites to your bucket list.


Freediving is referred to as an “advanced form of snorkeling.” It is an experience like no other, whether you’re doing it as a sport or just a hobby. It rewards you with a fascinating view of the underwater world, rare marine animals, or stunning shipwrecks. 

Want to find the perfect freediving spot that piques your interest? Here, we’ve researched and listed the best diving spots in the world so you don’t have to. 

  • Richelieu Rock, Thailand

  • Richelieu Rock is one of the most popular places to dive in Thailand. If you are up for a freediving challenge, this place is your best choice because of its strong currents and limited visibility. It is also famous for its nickname “Whaleshark Magnet,” You can encounter magnificent whale sharks and rare marine creatures. 

  • Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives

  • If you’d like a diving experience filled with “wow” moments, then Kuda Giri Wreck is ideal for you. This place is an upright wreck about 101 feet off of the South Lame Atoll, which is located in the Maldives. This is a perfect place to encounter many wildlife in the area, such as glassfish, barracuda, turtles, and Whitetip sharks.

  • Crystal Bay, Bali
  • Found on the coast of Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay is on the top of many visiting divers' wish lists. It is popular because you can regularly encounter the Mola Mola, or sunfish, from July to October.

  • North Horn, Great Barrier Reef
  • Tucked in the island of Osprey Reef, the North Horn dive site is the ideal choice for a relaxing yet challenging freediving experience. It is a perfect diving site if you are looking for shark encounters. This site also attracts various species of pelagic fish, including Rainbow Runners, Potato Cods, and huge Dogtooth Tunas.

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