7 The Best Coral Reefs In The World


Amidst the whirling fingers of sea anemones, striped clownfish dart, while silvery fish spin enormous sparkling whorls.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Somosomo Straight, which separates the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu, is mostly to blame for Fiji's reputation as the world's center of soft coral.

Somosomo Strait, Fiji

The abundance of marine life surrounding the coral in the Maldives is what really draws divers there; it's far more than anywhere else.

Baros And North Male Atoll Maldives

The enormous ecology of the second-largest barrier reef in the world, Belize, is teeming with life.

Belize Barrier Reef, Belize

Utila is located at the southernmost point of the Great Maya Reef, which is part of a larger system that also includes the Belize Barrier Reef, southwest of Turneffe Atoll.

Utila And Roatan, Honduras

These reefs are preserved and protected in part by the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The deep waters surrounding Cinque Island are home to sharks and black coral for seasoned divers.

Andaman Reefs, India

An abundance of amazing coral formations, including black corals, can be found clinging to the sheer vertical cliff faces, reaching depths beyond most divers' comfort zones.

Aloo Sandwich ToastBunaken National Marine Park, Indonesia