8 of the world's most spectacular scuba spots
Mon, Feb 04 2013 at 5:49 PM
Scuba diving is an exciting way to see parts of the Earth where few travelers ever venture. Tank-aided diving opens the door to an underwater world where nature still dominates. The unique and colorful life of coral reefs and the impressively large creatures found in open ocean waters offer a kind of buzz that landlubbing wildlife seekers rarely experience.
Not every scuba dive site can provide the same level of contact with aquatic life. However, there are some standouts that can provide thrills to newly certified novices and expert divers alike, from swimming through some of the world's most beautiful underwater attractions to seeing some of its most amazing creatures.
For beginners and divers who has strapped on tank many times, these headlining destinations can provide memorable scuba diving experiences. These sites are served by plenty of environmentally conscious dive shops that have conservation in mind when they lead groups into fragile underwater ecosystems. Here are eight places that are among the world's best places to go scuba diving.