From Okinawa to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, find the ultimate travel itineraries for above and below water in this inspiring and comprehensive guide to the worlds 50 best scuba diving destinations.
In this illuminating compendium, National Geographic travel expert Carrie Miller and dive master Christian Taylor reveal the 50 top destinations for both scuba divers and their vacation buddies. The result of a yearlong research journey, this beautifully illustrated guide offers unique itineraries with a wide range of options for divers of various levels, snorkelers, or landlubbers, providing the perfect vacation to satisfy everyone on your trip. Featuring tips on what to do, what to see, and where to be on land and at sea, each location includes top-rate shared experiences from unique hiking adventures to day-trip opportunities and sailboat tours, as well as solo excursions for when divers and land-based travellers choose to go their own ways. From the white sand beaches of Fregate Island and the rocky coastline of Croatia to the city of Laguna Beach and Australia's Great Barrier Reef, these wanderlust itineraries include:Diving with marine iguanas in the Galapagos IslandsLearning a unique form of martial arts in ThailandVisiting the Maoi of Easter Island above and below waterSwimming with sharks in FijiPlanting coral reef gardens in Mo'oreaDiving among salmon in AlaskaA black-water night dive off the coast of Kona, HawaiiAnd so much more!With crucial tips on where to go, what to do, and where to stay—plus how to preserve these precious destinations—this is the ultimate guide for divers, adventurers, and everyone in between.