12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters

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Why is some water so clear and other waters more cloudy? There are a number of reasons for different water colors, but cloudy waters largely have to do with sediments and organic material from the bottom of the ocean floor getting stirred around. The small sediments that litter the ocean floors on the southern coast of California cause the water in this area to be cloudy.

In other parts of the world, such as in the Bahamas or in Hawaii, the same amount of upwelling does not occur, nor are sediment particles at the bottom of the ocean floor as small and easily disrupted. Also, a plethora of coral reef populations help limit water movement, keeping the water clear straight through to the bottom. Protection offered by coral reefs also helps to limit the amount of movement water maintains, causing the bottom-dwelling particles to remain on the ocean floor so that the waters remain clearer.

Regardless of the scientific reasons behind clear vs cloudy beach waters, clear water is certainly a beautiful sight to be seen–especially when you are not used to seeing it all of the time! If you plan to travel anytime soon, here are 10 of the clearest oceans you can swim in around the world.

1. Exuma, Bahamas 

The Bahamas is made up of 360 islands in total, each one has amazingly crystal clear waters.

#2. Exuma, Bahamas consists of over 360 islands or cays with crystal clear water everywhere. - 12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow!

#2. Exuma, Bahamas consists of over 360 islands or cays with crystal clear water everywhere - 12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow!

#2. Exuma, Bahamas consists of over 360 islands or cays with crystal clear water everywhere. - 12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow

#2. Exuma, Bahamas consists of over 360 islands or cays with crystal clear water everywhere. -12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow!

Find out more about the pigs swimming in these waters.

Algarve, Portugal 

The southernmost region of Portugal’s mainland has some of the clearest water on the planet.

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#9. Algarve, Portugal is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. - 12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters! #2 Wow!

#9. Algarve, Portugal is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal- 12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow!

Sabah, Malaysia

There are 13 different states within Malaysia, including Sabah. You can find this destination near the island of Borneo in the northern half of the country.

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Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil 

Thanks to the natural limestone this water passes through, it becomes ultra purified into a bright shade of blue.

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12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters!!! #2 Wow

Nylon Pool, Tobago 

Shallow clear waters waft over this white sand coral pool situated in Tobago, just off Pigeon Point.

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#11. Nylon Pool, Tobago is s shallow white ground coral pool located off Pigeon Point, Tobago.. - 12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow

#11. Nylon Pool, Tobago is s shallow white ground coral pool located off Pigeon Point, Tobago. - 12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow!

Mauritius 

Mauritius is located in the southwest Indian Ocean, on the southeast coast of Africa.

#12. Mauritius is located in the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean.

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#12. Mauritius is located in the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean. -12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters. #2 Wow!

Bodrum, Turkey 

Located in southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey, the boats here look like they are floating in mid-air the waters are so clear.

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Cala Macarelleta, Menorca

One of 5 different islands that make up the Bakearic Islands. Known as one of the least populated beaches in all of Spain, you must take a boat or treck it by foot to reach this gorgeous, nearly private island.

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12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters... #2 Wow

12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters- #2 Wow!

Maldives Islands

The 26 atolls that make up the Maldives Island are located off of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Here you can witness plenty of gorgeous coral reef wildlife, like whale sharks.

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To Sua Ocean Trench, Upolu, Samoa 

Situated in the Samoa village of Lotofaga, this natural swimming hole was formed from the blast of a shield volcano.

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12 Places To Swim With The Clearest- Bluest Waters. #2 Wow!

Wakatobi, Indonesia 

A popular dive spot in Indonesia, the waters here are incredibly clear offering a peaceful tranquility found in few other places. Pampering resorts, wildlife, and the Wakatobi National Park are all located here.

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12 Places To Swim With The Clearest, Bluest Waters!

Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines 

It’s not easy to get to this Philippine island with crystal clear waters, but those that make the journey are glad that they did. Due to the extent of the trip, visiting the Linapacan Islands proves a very private journey without many (if any) tourists to battle off.

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