6 Top US Spots for Snorkeling and Scuba Diving


The US has some of the most diverse and beautiful marine environments in the world. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can find a spot that suits your skills and interests.

Key Largo, home to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, safeguards a slice of the world's third-largest coral barrier reef. Explore vibrant corals and even a statue of Jesus.

Key Largo, Florida


Catalina Island, renowned for its pristine waters and giant kelp forests, is a top spot for and scuba diving. Dive in to meet sea lions, leopard sharks and more.

Catalina Island, California


Bonne Terre Mine, a submerged lead mine turned into a distinctive dive site, offers a glimpse of mining relics and aquatic life adapted to its dark surroundings.

Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri


Flower Garden Banks, a Gulf of Mexico marine sanctuary, showcases diverse coral species, sponges, anemones, and fish, along with magnificent whale sharks, manta rays.

Flower Garden Banks, Texas


Crystal River is a unique opportunity to legally snorkel with manatees, the sea's gentle giants. Witness them in their natural habitat, peacefully feeding and socializing.

Crystal River, Florida


Cooper River is a haven for fossil and artifact enthusiasts. Unearth shark teeth, mammoth bones, pottery, and arrowheads. Recommended for experienced divers.

Cooper River, South Carolina


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