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Under the Sea: Epic Scuba Diving Adventures Get Your Heart Pounding

by Terry Ward

Jun 8, 2023


Leisure Lifestyle 2023

Snorkeling offers a wonderful way to appreciate the marine environment (or a pristine lake or river, too) while enjoying a downward view from the surface. But for certified scuba divers, there’s nothing quite like strapping on a tank and backward rolling or giant-striding into new waters for a deeper look at the underwater world.

Read on for three incredible scuba diving tours in different environments around the world that take you from ghostly shipwrecks that are war graves to thrilling dolphin encounters in the wild.

Odyssey Adventures welcomes experienced divers to Micronesia aboard its 132-foot-long live-aboard diving boat for a week of non-stop diving exploring Truk Lagoon, the final resting place of more than 60 Japanese ships downed here during two bloody days in 1944. It’s possible to still see bones, crew uniforms and other artifacts from the lives lost in these
war graves to the horrors of war. But the wrecks ripple with colorful soft and hard corals and clouds of tropical fish at every turn, too … a testament to life always finding a way.



Of all the marine mammals you can expect to see in the world’s oceans
or from the shore, dolphins might be one of the most frequently spotted. But nothing can prepare you for the wonder of finning alongside wild dolphins while scuba diving in the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. Rangiroa Diving Center brings experienced divers out to one of Rangiroa atoll’s main passages and the rushing waters at Tiputa Pass, where passive encounters with resident dolphins that patrol the deep-blue waters at the atoll’s edge will take your breath away.


Many divers seek shark diving experiences on their travels, with places like Fiji, the Bahamas and the Galápagos among famed locales for encountering apex predators in their realm. But you’d be remiss to overlook North Carolina’s Crystal Coast and Morehead City, where Olympus Dive Center runs dive boats to offshore wrecks loaded with sand tiger sharks that tend to swim with their mouths open — all the better for photographing their toothy maws. On the 412-foot-long wreck of the Papoose tanker, downed in 1942 by a German U-boat, you might see as many as 20 sand tiger sharks on a single tank.



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