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.
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.
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 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 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 a wonderful activity that is enjoyed by many different walks of life.