6 Scuba Diving Destinations in North America
July 14, 2022
Have you ever tried scuba diving? For those who have a big fear of deep waters, you might be wary of trying the extreme sport. But if you’ve seen photos of the underwater world online or wherever, you might change your mind in an instant. I, for one, have experienced scuba diving when I was invited by my friend to try it out during a beach trip months ago. I grew up having recurring dreams of being swept by waterfalls and drowning somewhere in the middle of the ocean so if you told my 12-year-old self that I’ll be going scuba diving when I turn 27, she will for sure not believe you. This is the same girl who faked she had a period so that she won’t take a graded swim run through the pool. This is the same girl who would rather get a zero in her swim test rather than go in the pool that’s over six feet and she wouldn’t be able to touch the floor. This is the same girl who’d panic while snorkeling even though she was wearing a life vest. Needless to say, I am scared of deep waters so I’d challenge myself to conquer that fear every time I get the chance. Back in 2018, I tried freediving but shortly lost interest to continue because I didn’t have the money to sustain the hobby. Last 2021 was my first time to go scuba diving and the experience was entirely different from skin diving. It’s fun to free dive in a different way but scuba diving for the first time opened me to a whole new world. I felt like Ariel in the Little Mermaid, although with reverse destinations. We stayed for about 45 minutes underwater and saw many colorful corals and fishes while we were at it. It was an experience of a lifetime and something I’d want everyone to experience. If you’re scared but thrilled to go on an adventure, I challenge you to conquer your fear and discover the world underwater. You don’t even have to fly far away from the US to go scuba diving. We listed below the top six scuba diving destinations to go in North America.