One of the most popular and exotic water sports in the world is scuba diving. Exploring the depths of the oceans appeals to many adventurous people. If you enjoy this sport, you might like exploring shipwrecks, swimming with many species of fish, or interacting with sharks. The certification process isn’t hard, although the equipment can be expensive. If you don’t have the resources to buy scuba gear, then you will find rental shops at the best diving sites.
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is bar none the best place in the world to scuba dive. There are hundreds of fascinating species of tropical fish, marine mammals, and the reef itself is truly breath taking. The weather is beautiful year-round and there are many accommodations in the area. If you are a novice scuba diver or require certification there are many companies that offer expeditions and lessons in the Barrier Reef area. If scuba diving isnt your thing, you can always give snorkeling a try. The Great Barrier Reef is a natural phenomenon that should not be missed, be sure to explore this protected underwater oasis on any trip to Australia.
The reef off of the eastern coast of Mexico is also a wonderful area to scuba dive and is the second largest in the world. The reef lies in the warm Caribbean Ocean and is a fantastic location to view many varieties of tropical fish, living coral reef, and even sea turtles if you are lucky. Unfortunately, however, the reef is severely damaged inn some areas due to recent severe hurricanes. This area thrives on tourism and there are many adventure tours that will take you to fantastic scuba diving locations.
If you stay at an all-inclusive resort in the Mayan Riviera, as it is known, most resorts offer certification and guides to take you out to spectacular scuba locations. Several hours are spent learning how to scuba dive in the hotel pool, and when everyone is ready off you go on a scuba adventure. Many people are leery of being scammed or taught by someone who is not a professional, going through your resort almost guarantees your safety and that proper techniques will be taught.
These aren’t the only areas where e you can find great scuba diving. Besides coral reefs, many love finding and exploring wrecks. Two wonderful areas for this activity are Florida and the Spanish coast.
Please remember not to touch a coral reef if you dive near one. It is a living organism that is extremely sensitive. Even a soft touch can kill it. When that happens it takes years to reproduce itself, so please be very careful.
Scuba diving is a wonderful activity that is enjoyed by many different walks of life.