Among the world’s most popular water sports is scuba diving. Many are drawn to the idea of exploring the underwater and its mysteries. Such things as exploring shipwrecks, swimming with the fishes, and even sharks is just too exciting for some people to leave alone. Certification is usually not a problem, but diving equipment can be costly. There are many rental shops to solve this problem. They are usually close to the best diving locations.
One of the very best places to dive in the world is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. You will see hundreds of species of tropical fish, as well as a variety of marine mammals. The reef itself is awe-inspiring. There are all kinds of beautiful places to stay and the weather is always perfect. If you haven’t yet been certified or if you are a beginning diver, you can join expeditions offered by a number of companies. They will transport you to the Barrier Reef and teach you how to dive. If scuba diving sounds like too much, then you might find snorkeling more to your liking. You can still experience the Great Barrier Reef, a natural phenomenon that all water and nature lovers should see. If you ever travel “Down Under”, don’t miss this beautiful, protected oasis.
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.
The Mayan Riviera, as it’s known, has resorts that are all-inclusive. If you stay in one of them, you will learn to dive in the pool, be certified, and be whisked off to fabulous scuba diving locales by a professional guide. To avoid being scammed by someone not really qualified, choose a resort with a solid reputation.
These aren’t the only places to experience fantastic scuba diving. Some divers prefer diving for shipwrecks than they do coral reefs. Florida and off the coast of Spain are two of the best regions for this activity.
Please remember if you dive where there is a coral reef: it is a living organism and may die if you touch it. It takes years for it to come back so obey any cautions in place.
Scuba diving is an exciting activity that just about anyone will enjoy.