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THE GOOD LIFE : 35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die

Due to the huge success of our previous article 35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die we had hundreds of readers suggesting other stunning places to swim in.

 So due to this huge response we have created another list of clearest waters chosen by you, our readers.

If you missed our previous article 35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die click here to read it.

1. Los Roques, Venezuela

The islands’ pristine coral reef attracts many wealthy visitors, especially from Europe, some of whom come in their own yachts and anchor in the inner, protected shallow waters. Development and tourism are controlled.
Because of the wide variety of seabirds and rich aquatic life, the Venezuelan government declared Los Roques a National Park in 1972

2. Enchanted River, Philippines

With its tranquil blue waters, palm trees and rock pools, this idyllic river in the Philippines is nothing short of paradise. With numerous fishes and other creatures living in its deep waters, the area is popular with snorkelers as well as divers and explorers.

3. Redang Island, Malaysia

Redang Island is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia. It is one of nine islands, which form a marine park offers snorkeling and diving opportunities. Access is from Merang or Kuala Terengganu on boats operated by the resorts.

The island is also an important conservation site for sea turtles.

4. Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations. It possesses a wide range of natural and man-made attractions, enjoys a tropical climate with clear warm sea waters, attractive beaches, tropical fauna and flora.

In 2012 Mauritius received the World Leading island Destination award for the third time and World’s Best Beach at the World Travel Awards.

5. Hurgada, Egypt

Owing to its dramatic landscape, year-round dry and temperate climate and long stretches of natural beaches, Hurgada has become a popular tourist destination.

Its waters are clear and calm for most of the year and have become popular for various water sports, particularly recreational scuba diving and snorkeling.

6. Red Sea, Egypt

The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia and is well known for its spectacular recreational diving sites.

7. Kelibia, Tunisia

Kelibia is a coastal town in the far northeastern part of Tunisia. Its sand beaches are considered some of the finest of the Mediterranean sea.

8. Dead Sea, Israel

The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east, and Palestine and Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are 427 meters (1,401 ft) below sea level and is Earth’s lowest elevation on land.

It is 9.6 times more salty than the ocean and is a harsh environment for animals hence the name Dead Sea. Despite these problems it has been an attraction for visitors for thousands of years as the salty water keeps you floating without any effort.

9. Varadero, Cuba

Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and is one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean with more than 20 km of white sandy beaches.

In addition to its stunning beaches, Varadero has natural attractions such as caves and a chain of easily accessed virgin cays.

10. Wakatobi, Indonesia

Wakatobi is a marine national park, south of Sulawesi island of Indonesia. The name of Wakatobi is an acronym of the four main Tukangbesi Islands: Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko.

Wakatobi Islands offer crystal clear pristine waters and a rich bio-diverse underwater life, a true paradise for Divers, as this is one of 3 hearts in the World Coral Triangle that stretches from the Solomon Islands in the Pacific to Wakatobi, and North to the Philippines.

Wakatobi is said to have 942 fish species and 750 coral reef species.

11. Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Tobermory is known as the “fresh water SCUBA diving capital of the world”, because of the numerous shipwrecks that lie in the surrounding waters, especially in Fathom Five National Marine Park.

People come for the beaches, the diving, the unspoiled countryside and the relaxed pace of life.

12. Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals. It is often
ranked in popular top tens for diving whilst it retains the number one ranking in terms of underwater biodiversity.

According to Conservation International, marine surveys suggest that the marine life diversity in the Raja Ampat area is the highest recorded on Earth.

13. Cayo Arena, Dominican Republic

Famous for its sea bed that is perfect for diving and snorkeling, Cayo Arena is a fantasy island. It’s quite small, with very soft white sand surrounded by tropical seas. Here, the sea waters are blue and green in color, creating a spectacular scene.

14. Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

Dove Lake is a corrie lake near Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia. It lies in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is a very popular visitor attraction.

Like several other lakes in the region, Lake Dove was formed by glaciation. The habitat is unique and includes the Tasmanian deciduous beech, tussock grasses, snow gums and pencil pines. Among animals wandering the shores of the lake are numerous wombats, echidnas, pademelons and tiger snakes.

15. Agiofili beach, Greece

Agiofili beach is one of clearest and most crystal beaches on Lefkada island. It is located just a few kilometers form Vasiliki and is not the easiest of places to get to.

16. Boracay, Philippines

Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies. Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation. It is also emerging among the top destinations for tranquility and nightlife.

In 2012, Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure.

17. Lake Mackenzie, Australia

Lake McKenzie is a perched lake on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. It is located in the Great Sandy National Park.

The sands around the lake are composed of pure, white silica and the water in the lake is also so pure it is unsuitable for many species.

18. Kanawa Island, Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Scuba diving is popular here because of the park’s high marine biodiversity. Most of the visitors are foreign tourists as the high transport cost to this remote location is less affordable for local visitors.

19. Tulum, Mexico

Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. It is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites and has become a popular site for tourists.

20. Silfra Rift, Iceland

Silfra is a rift that is part of the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates. Even though extremely cold Silfra’s waters attracts scuba divers because of its high visibility and geological importance; divers are literally swimming between continents.

The rift offers amazing visibility and has been placed on the world’s top 50 diving destinations. The visibility reaches end-of-sight and is rated at 150 to 300 meters.

21. Cano Cristales, Colombia

Cano Cristales is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta. The river is commonly called “The River of Five Colors” or “The Liquid Rainbow”, and is even referred to as the most beautiful river in the world due to its striking colors.

22. Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Semuc Champey consists of a natural 300m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabon River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction. Although it can be difficult to get to, Semuc is becoming more and more popular with travelers.

23. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Whitehaven Beach is famous for its white sands which consists of 98% pure silica. Unlike regular sand, the sand on Whitehaven Beach does not retain heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot on a hot day.

24. Blue lake, New Zealand

Blue Lake is a small lake in Nelson Lakes National Park, in the northern reaches of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Sacred to local Māori, it has the clearest natural fresh water in the world.

A 2011 study found its visibility ranged from 70 to 80 meters (230 to 260 ft), clearer than the 63 meters (207 ft) measured at Waikoropupu Springs, a previous record holder.

25. Nylon Pool, Tobago

Nylon Pool is a shallow white ground coral pool that is located off Pigeon Point, Tobago, and is only accessible by boat. Its name is derived from its resemblance to a swimming pool and is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most visited attractions.

26. Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize, and the main destination for travelers to this western Caribbean nation. The weather is mild, the beaches are beautiful, and the history is rich, Belize is a land of swaying palm trees and colorful sunsets.

27. Voutoumi Beach, Anti Paxos, Greece

About a mile south of Paxos is the island of Anti Paxos, with its wonderful sandy beaches and turquoise blue water that is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Anti Paxos is just a mile wide and two miles long but the beaches are among the best in the whole of Greece and even rival those in the Caribbean

28. Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal is a rift lake in the south of the Russian region of Siberia. It is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world and contains roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water.

It is the deepest, among the clearest and thought to be the world’s oldest lake at 25 million years.

29. Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa is the largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the southernmost part of Italy and Italy’s Southernmost island.

30. Marsa Matrouh, Egypt

Mersa Matruh is a Mediterranean seaport and the capital of the Matrouh Governorate in Egypt. The city is known for its white soft sands and calm transparent waters; the bay is protected from the high seas by a series of rocks forming a natural breakwater.

31. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach is a long crescent of coral-sand beach on the western shore of Grand Cayman island. Despite its name, the beach is only about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long.

Seven Mile Beach is known for its beauty and recently won “The Caribbean’s Best Beach” from Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. It is public property and one is able to walk the full length of the beach, regardless of where you are staying.

There is The Cayman Turtle Farm that was rebuilt after a hurricane destroyed it in September 2004 and Gecarcinus ruricola crabs can be found on the beach at night and at sunrise.

32. Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Carlisle Bay is a small natural harbor located in the southwest region of Barbados. It’s marine park is a popular spot on the island for scuba diving with many relics such as anchors and cannon balls, from ships being spotted on the ocean floor.

33. Roatan, Honduras

Roatan is the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands. It lies on the southern edge of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which is the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. Unfortunately unchecked tourism development and an increased population are putting a strain on its natural resources.

34. Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

Tortuga Island also known as Turtle Island is famous for it’s Caribbean-like white sand beach and transparent turquoise water.

This area was a favorite of pirates, centuries ago, and Tortuga has its own pirate theme song, “Welcome to Tortuga”

35. Yasawa islands, Fiji

The Yasawa Group is an archipelago of about 20 volcanic islands in the Western Division of Fiji and was the location used to film the 1980 romance adventure film The Blue Lagoon.

It has only recently been opened for tourism after the Fijian government lifted the restrictions on land-based tourism in 1987.

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