If you're not on scuba, you simply won't have the chance to see many animals in the wild. And some of the most special encounters come with sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and, yes, sharks!
Some of the best diving in the world is found in far-off places, from tiny islands in Indonesia to open-ocean outposts like the Galapagos Islands. And every dive destination has something different to offer, both in its underwater scenery and topside activities. Check out this list of awesome exotic dive destinations to get some bucket-list inspiration.
Every dive is its own adventure. And when you get scuba certified you gain the confidence and competence to handle any situation underwater and explore the underwater world.
Once you start diving, it's like you join a global club. Why? Well, try seeing an 8-foot reef shark underwater and not talking about it back on the boat. Divers love to talk about their experiences, give tips and plan the next big adventure.
Explore wrecks from a different era, sacred Maya cenotes, walls plunging into the abyss and coral reefs buzzing with thousands of fish.