Have a passion for scuba diving? You’ve only scratched the surface. Don’t miss these amazing underwater adventures for fearless travelers like yourself.
You know who’s got things all figured out?
Sebastian. Yes, that awesome crab from The Little Mermaid.
He knew that under the sea is better, unlike up on the shore where people work all day and slave away in the sun. If only Ariel listened to him, she wouldn’t have gotten into all that trouble. But that’s another story for another time.
The main point here is: under the sea is good. And underwater adventures, well, they’re even better. Here, we’ll do Sebastian proud by naming some of the best underwater destinations for adventure seekers like yourself.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, the Maldives
If you’re looking for cool things to do underwater that don’t involve getting your feet wet, Ithaa’s the place for you. The world’s first undersea restaurant, Ithaa seats 14 people, who get to see countless colorful fish and sometimes sharks, turtles, and stingrays.
But that’s not all. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love Ithaa’s fusion Maldivian cuisine with dishes like charcoaled reef lobster and coconut crusted légine.
And of course, when you’ve had your once in a lifetime Ithaa culinary experience, you can take advantage of Maldives’ wide-ranging facilities which offer everything from windsurfing to snorkeling to scuba diving and fishing.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
One of the best places to go scuba diving, Belize’s Great Blue Hole is the largest sinkhole in the world. It’s also one of the most intriguing mysteries of the ocean. Despite its discovery in 1971, no one has mapped out its exact features.
This should tell you that the Great Blue Hole is for expert divers only.
But if you’re not one, it’s okay. You can see it from above – there are local companies who offer plane tours. Or you can book a boat tour and do some snorkeling instead.
The Azores, Portugal
Unlike the Cayman Islands and other scuba hotspots with dive shops aplenty, the Azores doesn’t allow for year-round diving. Its geography and latitude are better suited for other activities, such as watching and swimming with whales and dolphins.
If that’s right up your alley, you’ll be amazed to know that you could encounter up to five dolphin species in the Azores. These include striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and Atlantic spotted dolphins.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, USA
What’s an underwater travel itinerary without a visit to an aquarium? If you’re bringing your kids with you, the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers something for the whole family.
There’s the Kelp Forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world. And of course, the lovely Open Sea, where you get to see almost all types of marine creatures including stingrays, turtles, sunfish, jellyfish, and more.
Looking for More Underwater Adventures?
If you’re set on having more underwater adventures before the year ends, don’t forget to check out our travel posts. We’ve featured beach destinations as well as must-see underwater vacations.
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