The underwater world is an oasis for adrenaline junkies. Few things are more exciting than strapping on your oxygen tank, plunging off the side of a dive boat, and sinking into the ocean’s deep blue depths. It’s a total rush to swim inside the eye of a school of menacing barracudas, to see a manta ray emerge from a reef, or to float by a turtle that is even bigger than you. The best scuba-diving destinations serve up those big-ocean thrills alongside the sense that you’re swimming through the most diverse aquarium in the world.
From Bora Bora in the French Polynesia, where you’re almost guaranteed to be swimming with sharks, to Egypt’s Red Sea, where gorgeous coral formations festoon the seafloor, there are tons of outstanding dives for any swimmer.
To stay safe during your adventure, check out outfits like PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the world’s largest diver-training organization, with more 6,000 dive centers. Their PADI Travel Network is a valuable tool that connects divers with PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, dive partners, current course offerings, and deals.
Ready to have an underwater adventure—and get a phenomenal workout while doing it? Check out MensFitness.com‘s favorite scuba-diving destinations around the world.
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